Saturday 14 October 2017

2017 #14 Glitter: Vintage Black Sparkle with Minis {by Debs Wainwright}

2017 Topic 14: Glitter

Tonight we have a striking clean Vintage idea from Debs. I love her painterly soft layer, and the black sparkle is perfect for that Vintage vibe this image evokes.

Hi everyone, Debs with you today, sharing a quick card using Glitter Embossing Powder. I do love a bit of sparkle, but seem to have moved away from it in my crafting of late. So playing with glitter  was really going back to my roots and early card making.

I chose to go Vintage with is card as you wouldn't normally see sparkle and vintage together and I wanted to see if it could work, which I think it did!

I wanted to keep the card quite simple to act as a contrast to the feature as I felt it would get lost if everything was too busy.

I used this old background card that I had lying around as I loved the colours and stencilling but felt it was too bright for what I wanted, so brayed on some Chalk Fresco Paint to knock it back. I loved how it still showed through. I loved it even more once I added some script. from Mini 61.

I played around with different colours of the Sparkle Embossing Powder but ended up going for the black as I found there was not enough contrast by using lighter values of colour. it all looked too bland.

I so loved how this looks with the texture of the glitter, but of course its difficult to get a clear image of the sparkle close up, as it  distorts the focus as it sparkles. 
This stamp is available in 3 sizes, as a small mini MN09 , a credit card sized stamp
Medium size in the A6 (quarter plate) Ink and the Dog range One Penny Plate 2

Or larger A5, half sheet size in the Vintage Ink and the Dog Collection VID02

As the powder is so heavy it filled in the gaps where the writing actually is, on the feature stamp Mini 09, so you have to be prepared for that if you use this method. I actually liked it as I felt it didn't distract from the overall affect, and again although not planned didn't overload the image. The birthday sentiment is from EM18.

I hope I have inspired you to dust off your Glitter Embossing Powders or just your plain glitter to have a play. Glitter isn't just for Christmas it can be used in many different projects to enhance your feature or add it  to some script to make it pop.

Take care everyone,
Hugs Debs xxx

You can see more of my work on my blog

I am Teaching at 
Handmade at Helen's on the 21st October 
Tullie House Carlisle 4th November
That background is a fabulous layer for the glittery girl to sit on, and black was a wonderful choice to offer just the right amount of sparkle! Beautiful Debs! ~ Leandra

We always hope that you  learn something interesting from our blog

Our creative team love to read your comments so much, so please take time to let them know you've been inspired!  

Why not join our 2-weekly challenge by blogging your create response to the current topic and link it here?

The current topic link Topic 14:Glitter will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, 15th October 2017, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store.


Helen said...

great card Debs!

geezercrafter said...

Black glitter does work with your vintage card Debs, Love the painting you decided to do, very inspirational.

Corrie Herriman said...

I think this is a great card, Debs ! Love the sparkle !
Corrie x

Tee said...

Love the layers of creativity! Beautiful black glitter!

Craftyfield said...

Lovely card Debs, the black glitter EP is definitely the right choice!

Mac Mable said...

The glitter and the vintage style works so beautifully together. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous work Deb, - love how it turned out in the end!

Hazel Agnew said...

Totally sparklicious Deborah! Xx

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous subtle colour palette, and I love that layered panel, as well as the shimmering woman - lovely.
Alison x

Kirsten said...

Lovely vintage card.