Monday, 19 May 2014

Sparkle and Shine...

Hello everyone, welcome to one and all and especially new followers. Thank you for wanting to be part of my crafty journey!

All week I have been wondering about what to do for the new Compendium of Curiosities 3 second challenge. The theme this fourtnight is Distress Glitter.
Tim describes this technique on page 56 of the book. Now like quite a few people, I am definitely not a glitter girl, well apart from at Christmas perhaps, and only have 4 colours of the Distress Glitter. The only one I really like (just being honest here) is the Rockcandy Clear one, which is not even a true Distress Glitter... But a challenge is a challenge, so I took a deep breath, made a card, and used all of my glitters on various bits and pieces.

I''m not going to do a full step by step for this one, I'll just show you a few close ups. Glitter is of course always hard to photograph, and I only used it sparingly, so this might not even qualify...
I used all 4 colours on the leaves cut with the Tim Holtz Garden Greenery die (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Broken China and Clear Rockcandy). The rose, made with the Tattered Florals die only has the Rockcandy glitter, and I have to say, I like how it turned out. The sparkle sadly does not at all show up on the photo.
The bottle is from the Mercantile set. The banner with the words Sparkle and Shine, is a Spellbinder die. I don't have the new Tim banners yet, which are much nicer I think.
Below is a close up of just the feather, also a Spellbinders die, it was glittered with Antique Linen and Clear Rockcandy glitter.
To be honest, it looked much nicer before I added the glitter.....

As you probably know there are fabulous prizes to be won, as the challenge is sponsored by Tim and Mario themselves, but this time also by the fabulous Linda from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Even though I am not overly excited with the result, I had great fun playing with the technique and making it my own.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you will have a creative week!!

55 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

loving your use of glitter.

Nicole Wright said...

I love this Astrid! Great use of Distress Glitter! My project is done. Now to hit publish:)

iGirlZoe said...

LOVE THIS! Really really love! The feather in the bottle looks like paint is exploding out the top. I love the colours you've used and the cabinet card is GORGEOUS! Another of my favourites from this challenge. Thanks for sharing Astrid. :)

Ruth said...

I think it's beautiful Astrid, just enough glitter on a few embellishments and the colours are GORGEOUS!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the glitter and how you have used it, and I must confess to being a glitter and bling girl! Beautiful piece Astrid! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

I love your less is more approach to the glittering Astrid (I am not a great glitter girl either) and the colours you have chosen work perfectly together. Just finished mine, but perhaps I put just a tad too much glitter on mine..... Hugs, Anne xx

Bärbel said...

Ein würdiger Rahmen für das Foto, ich bin begeistert!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

toni said...

Really lovely project! Love your theme and the touches of rock candy DG are perfect x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the glitter, Astrid.

Have a wonderful week

Jann said...

I think this is beautiful, Astrid-and I LOVE the glitter!

Julia Aston said...

Love the blues and all of the pieces you 'glittered' up Astrid! Great design using a smaller frame over the large picture!

Anneke said...

You have made this card special. It has glitter only in a special way. It is hard to find the richt words. And most important you enjoyed making this project. I really love it Astrid. Thank you for letting me enjoy too. Anneke.

craftytrog said...

It looks fabulous Astrid! xxx

Netty said...

Beautiful card and love all the glitter. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous project, wonderful colour combination and the glitter looks great as well !!
Corrie x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful Astrid - with just the right amount of pzazz. Nicola x

Lys Scrap said...

It must have beeen a great experience to work with these glitters; the effect is just fabulous: it will lead me to try, as I've never dared... thanks!
Lys.

Maryann Laursen said...

Not exited? I think it´s amazing Astrid and I love the blue shade, it´s so beautiful and I love the glitter look. Absolutely gorgeous job done here hun,

S@ndy Diller said...

All I can say is FABULOUS!!!

Buttons said...

Well I think this is gorgeous Astrid. The glitter does shine through and works well on every element you've added it to. Jenny x

Zuzu's Blog said...

very lovely.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love how you used the glitter.
Yvonne

massofhair said...

Beautiful use of Glitter, love how the colours have turned out. Glad you played! :-) xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Astrid
This is incredible and shows that glitter isn't only for feminine works of art as it works a treat on this amazing card.
Wishes
Lynne

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great details Astrid, lovely combinations.
Kind regards, Alie :-)

rachel said...

I know you'll never think it Astrid but this is truely beautiful and the glitter is stunning xx

Anita Houston said...

Astrid! Gorgeous design, and love the glitter! Just stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CC3Challenge!!!

Karen Garrard said...

Astrid what a gorgeous creation! I'm so glad you breathed out and sprinkled that glitter. It looks FABULOUS! I think it looks better when you use more than one colour, as you did, especially on the feather. I have all the glitters and really need to play with them some more. Karen.x

isisimaginings.com said...

That is so gorgeous Astrid. I love the feather.

Fandhmum said...

I love it, Astrid, the most beautiful colours and I'm liking the glitter.
Rosie x

butterfly said...

It's delicious, Astrid... I'm no glitter girl either (in fact, I shan't be playing this time as the Glitters didn't make the cut for the travelling stash!), but used subtly like this and, of course, in the perfect colours, they do add a lovely sparkle. Gorgeous embossed frame too!
Alison xx

Susanna said...

Beautiful colors and images!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTIFUL Astrid! ♥

xxx
Susi

nanou navarro said...

so so beautiful I love so much

Annette Green said...

Astrid, I'm so glad you "took a deep breath" and dug in and gave it a go because this is a gorgeous piece with just the right highlights of glitter. I can't believe I never thought to use several colors at once. What a fantastic tip and beautiful result!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid another masterpiece is born, your wark is stunning like always , great colour use and pretty image, I'm a big fan of you!!!

Greetings
Maria

Margaret Mifsud said...

Hey Astrid, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm definitely with you on the less is more with the glitter, it can be overwhelming at times but you've used it beautifully here especially mixing the colours. The feather looks fabulous too. Gorgeous colours as always and fabulous design. Just want to thank you too Astrid for your lovely comments on my blog. I so appreciate your support. ox

Gaby Bee said...

Gorgeous Astrid! It is beautiful with color and composition!

Hope your day is going great!
Hugs,
Gaby

barbarayaya62 said...

Gorgeous card Astrid! Especially i love your feather, and the shades .... Fantastic! BArbarayaya

Dorthe said...

Oh Astrid, I love those men, whatever they are: bakers or butchers,...in the middle of your gorgeous blue frame, with flower and glitter . It is lovely embossed and the sparckle from the glitter is in my opinion, beautiful when used in small portions like you did here.
A wonderful card!!!
Hugs, Dorthe

Crafty Lark said...

Ooooooo love this Astrid, fabulous colour and detail. Flora xx

artwolf2009 said...

I am sorry I have to disagree, I do like what you have made. Don´t be too critical with yourself

Candy C said...

Astrid....once again you have created something that I LOVE! This is absolutely beautiful ... vintage at it's best. You may only have 4 glitter colors but you have used them to perfection here! I love your design and the way you've used Tim's French Industrial papers in the background with the embossed picture frame on top. The ink bottle and the feather are such beautiful embellishments as are the sweet flowers and the banner. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

May said...

Hi Astrid, I adore your creation, the image & detail is wonderful...I love the glitter...Love it... Hugs May x x

Terry said...

Once again I am in Awe over your gorgeous "Glittered" work of art! Like you, I am not a glitter girl, so I can so appreciate the effort that goes into using glitter in a subtle, but beautiful way! I love your multi colored flower, foliage and feather with the light dusting of shimmer! This is totally gorgeous! Hugs and thank you for the hug Brenda gave me!

Jennie Atkinson said...

WOW Astrid, this is just fabulous! Such wonderful colours and the flowers and feather are amazing and sparkling to perfection! Jennie x

Dianne said...

It's just enough glitter, the frame is freaking gorgeous,, looks like it has been stored in an attic for ages, the colors are blended so beautifully, I love everything you make, always inspiring me, thanks so much for visiting my nest and leaving such wonderful comments, I haven't had much time to spend on line, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous use of all the glitter, such a great creation.

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Delicious card, dear Astrid! I love the subtle use of glitter you did! The background and the embossed frame are also gorgeous.
Have a nice week!
xxx Evelyn

Susie Bentz said...

Love the way you used the feather...fabulous!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

That feather and that frame!! I love this piece!

Hels Sheridan said...

As ever you have created a stunning piece of art Astrid... love that feather muchly ... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful peacock colours and just enough of the glittery sparkle. Works so well on the leaves and feather, just the right amount

Jools x

Velvet Pearson said...

I like your subtle use of glitter, proving more is not always better.

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