Thursday, May 6, 2021

You Quack Me Up

Today I am bringing you some more magic! I was looking for a Sparkle Blend with a blue mix of sparkle and I landed on Baby Shark Sparkle Blend. I am pairing this with with my Magical Characters Kit from Queen and Company. From this set I have used the Donald Duck hat dies and foam shaker, along with the paper packand sentiment that is included in the kit. I then added some solids to pull my layers together.This is such a perfect combo! I just pulled out the little sharks from the mix and presto, Donald Duck!




I really adore how this came out!

Head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. and grab your favorites!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Mother's Day Card - Ocean Beauties

 Mother's Day Card



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I stamped my flower image on the base panel.


I positioned my stencil over the panel and 
placed my image mask on top of the stencil.

If I were mass producing this card, placing the mask 
on top of the stencil would save me so much time!
I would easily be able to use the stencil without 
having to reapply the mask!


There are a few places where my stencil moved.
  I did not use any adhesive to hold it down. . .
I will be investing in some Pixie spray for sure!


Even though I did not use watercolor paper,
 I did color my images with watercolor paints.


I die cut my panel down to size.


And added sequins to finish off the card.

I did not add any sentiment. . . 
I think I will be using this as a Mother's Day card

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I used sequins from the Ocean Beauties Sparkle blend on this card
I chose the sequins from the mix that matched my flowers.

Mixes with multiple colors can give you different 
looks depending on which ones you use!
It's a great way to get a few different looks from one sequin mix.

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There are more great Sparkle Blends over at the 

You can use my code FAWN10 for 10% off your order.

There is also a Facebook group where you can share 
creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!!




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Monday, May 3, 2021

Using Stencils to Make Shakers

 Hello! Last month during one of my FB Lives for Doodles Paper Playground, I shared a technique on how to use stencils to create shaker cards. I like to have at least one sample ready when I do Lives, so that I can share the concept of what we'll be making, so the card below was my sample. We didn't make this card during the FB Live, rather, we did a completely different style, but the idea was the same. This card uses the "Spill the Bubble Tea" Sparkle Blend, which went perfectly with the colors I had in my background.

*Links to the other items I used can be found on my personal blog post HERE.

I went through my stencils and came across this one from The Crafter's Workshop called, "Two Hearts." I liked the idea of one heart being solid, as intended, and the other heart being a shaker. I found a "roll off" monoprint that I had made, and I really loved the soft, watery colors on it with a bit of texture, so I decided it was perfect for the grungy look of the stencil. I applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Plum Spinel across my entire background (even the heart I was cutting out), and let it dry.

Look at that gorgeous color! While the paste was drying, I die cut my "Painted Hello" die from Simon Says Stamp several times from Kraft cardstock, and applied Distress Ink in Vintage Photo directly from the pad, gently on top of the word. The texture of the pad leaves fantastic markings on the die cut. I stacked my sentiment and let it dry. After the panel was dry, I cut out the heart on the left with an X-Acto knife. I kept the heart to use at a later date.

You can see how pretty the colors are from the "Spill the Bubble Tea" Sparkle Blend. I love those clear caviar beads, the chocolate colored "sprinkles" and the watery tones of the sequins that work so beautifully with my roll off print. I backed the window with a teeny houndstooth print from Doodlebug. I used an ivory card base (white was too stark) and I dipped it into Vintage Photo Distress Ink, which I applied to my work surface and sprayed with water. It gives a cool, drippy look to the edges of the card.

I think this is a very grown up and funky take on a shaker card. A lot of times shakers can be really cutsie, which is great, but it's certainly not everyone's asthetic. This version is a little more artsy, in my opinion. How can you change up your Sparkle Blends to give them a different vibe? Is that something you want to try? I'd love to know your thoughts. For now, please be sure to visit the Sparkle Blends Shop on Esty to see the all of the available Sparkle Blends, as well as joining the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

 

Ready for a slice of something good? Check out "Pizza Party" Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. This supreme blend is a perfect addition to any food themed card. It's loaded with pizza slices, garlic, pepperoni, tomatoes, olives and so much more. The sequin colors include sparkly browns, shimmery whites and splashes of red.
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I had to pair these blends with some of my favorite chefs. This pair is from Close To My Heart's Kitchen Gnomes. To set the scene I used mushrooms from Hero Art's "You're a Fungi." And the sentiment is from MFT's "Recipe for Happiness." I colored everything with Copics. One of my favorite things (aside from the gorgeous Sparkle Blends) is the old piece of Rusty Pickle paper I found in my stash to use for the background. I paired it with layers of solids and created a simple circle shaker, reminiscent of a pizza. I also placed a few sequins around the mushrooms for some added interest.
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Have A Magical Day!

I don't know about you, but one of my most favorite holidays of the entire year is National Scrapbook Day! So many companies are celebrating with all kinds of giveaways, challenges, contests, etc. So for me it truly IS a magical day. I am playing with Amber's Birthday Bash Sparkle Blend today along with my Magical Characters Kit from Queen and Company. From this set I have used the bow die as well as the foam shaker, along with the paper pad that comes with the kit and the outline die set which is sold separately. Additionally I have used some solid papers from Beach Bound Solids and Winter Wonderland Solids 6x6 Paper Pads. I am using one of the Queen and Company sketches for the Sketch Challenge they have posted for NSD. Amber's Birthday Bash is truly THE perfect blend for this project! It totally works with all the pieces and all the colors and I love how it all just comes together!



I really adore how this came out!

Head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. and grab your favorites!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy