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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Purple Sparkle

Here is another card using Imagination Sparkle Medium, this time in a lovely purple and silver combination called Diamond Quartz.The inspiration for this card came from some of the art work I saw displayed on on the Imaginations stand at the NEC show back in November. The stencil is one of theirs too and they also sell some pastel printed papers for backgrounds but on this occasion I wanted to have a go at making my own. I used torn paper and a die cut paper circle with broken china and dusty concord Distress Inks to do this. Next I placed the flower stencil over the background and and added more dusty concord ink with a duster brush.I then moved the stencil slightly to the left and secured it with tape and applied the sparkle Medium. Having removed the stencil I set the card aside to dry thoroughly. My base card is approximately 6" square and I cut a pearlised mauve mat to fit, and when dry I trimmed the image panel to fit just inside it.When all was stuck together I stamped the Inkylicious quote with Memento London fog ink.
I am entering this at Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
                   and at Make It Monday - Anything Goes.
I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy new Year to all my followers and readers, thank you all so much for keep coming back to look at my work, and for your lovely and encouraging and friendly comments.
Jean x


  1. Beautiful card Jean, lovely and sparkly. Happy New Year, Sandra

  2. Lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

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    Rene :D

  3. What a beautiful background just sets the scene so well with those sparkly flowers.
    Happy New Year to you and yours. See you again on MIM.
    Margaret M

  4. I love what you ate doing with the sparkle medium. I think I need some prettier colours too. Lovely sentiment. Happy New Year! Kate x

  5. This is beautiful Jean. The Sparkle Medium is so pretty, and I love the way you have echoed the shape in the background with the sky effect, and the placing of that really nice sentiment. x

  6. Gorgeous card, I spotted it on MIM. Donna

  7. Beautiful card, love the background as well. Happy New Year.
    Yvonne x

  8. Lovely card, Jean. So beautifully coloured and sparkly. No wonder it caught my eye on MIM.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  9. Gorgeous card and image Jean. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  10. Love your card! I love the purple and the background too-really well done. Thanks for looking at my card. Oh and I looked at your other cards-Love the angel!! and love the butterfly-all of your cards are beautiful

  11. This is so gorgeous!! Love the purple and the shadow effect !!

    Happy New Year!!

    :) :) I saw your card at Make It Monday!! :) :)
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