Wednesday 11 December 2019

2019 #20 A Bit of Sparkle: Let it Snow! with EKC {by Miriam Grazier}

2019 Topic 20: A Bit of Sparkle

Glittery embossing with a snowman on top - how fitting for this time of the year! Loving the alcohol ink background providing a crisp, cool vibe! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you what, for me, is a celebration of sparkle.  

Those of you who know me will know that I only get the glitter and sparkle out at Christmas.  But wow, I fell in love with the sparkle of Wow powders.  Kay's stamps are just perfect for this.

I love using Alcohol Inks to make quick and easy backgrounds.  Here I used Aqua and Cloudy Blue.  With Kay's stencil PS118

It took almost minutes to cover a background and create the first bit of sparkle on the panel. 

I then sponged Versamark through a stencil and embossed these with White Wow embossing powder.

I also dragged a Versamark pad across the panel to create snow filled hills.  I loved this.  It created that bit more depth to the backgrounds.

The word 'Snow' from PS118 was embossing using a glitter embossing powder.  I have never used one of these before but oh my!  The shine and sparkle is amazing and no matter how many photographs I took, it didn't do this justice.

I stamped the snowman and used the co-ordinating stencil to colour it using Fresco Acrylic paints.  Midnight, Tango, Red Lipstick, Cloud 9.

Cloud 9 gave the perfect snowman colour for me.  Eclectica³ Kay Carley 31 (EKC31) and PaperArtsy Stencil 161 (PS161)

I had so much fun creating this card.  I even surprised myself by just how much sparkle I created - but I loved it!  

I really hope that I have encouraged you to have a go at creating a Bit of Sparkle yourselves.  You may find that one particular type of glitter and embossing powder suits you the most, but I had great fun using different forms of powder and glitter.  

Thank you for joining me this evening. Pop over to my blog to see how I created this card.

Happy crafting!


Helen said...

Loving all the sparkle! didn't use any at all on my cards this year!!

Words and Pictures said...

He's delightful, Miriam - that sparkly scarf is fabulous!
Alison x

Etsuko said...

Beautiful card Miriam!! I love the bright sparkle on the card. xx

A Pink said...

Oh I do love a snowman and I'm certainly sold on your fabulous card, Miriam with your snowman sparkling so beautifully in the winter snow. Wonderful creativity . Tfs x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a gorgeous card, Miriam, I love that snowman! X