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Saturday 18 January 2014

Playing with sparkle medium

Good morning my lovelies, it looks like another grey and rainy day here so I'm going to sneak off and spend the day in my craft room once the dogs have had their walk and I've done a wee bit of housework. Before I go though, today's card is one of my experiments with Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts.

I fell in love with this mask, so many uses for it but I began with a nice simple one, I inked through the mask with pumice stone distress ink and then applied clear sparkle medium, it doesn't show in the pic but it gives a gorgeous effect in real life. I used pearl card and the colour is a scrummy grey and the sparkle looks a bit purple here and there. I've made a background using one of the smaller stamps from the Fuchsia stamp set from Imagination Cafts and then added some black lace and white ribbon to finish off. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Country View Crafts: Monochromatic
Imagination Crafts: anything goes
Fussy and Fancy: monochromatic
Inspired by Stamping: Create custom patterned paper
Milk Coffee: monochromatic
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: anything goes

Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Oh wow this is so elegant. Love the threaded ribbon and detail at the bottom.
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  2. What a great card, I can see the mask will have lots of use. I've not used the sparkle medium but it sounds interesting
    Jackie x

  3. this is just beautiful Claire - so pleased to see you using imagination crafts goodies - I love playing with mine! This stencil is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog too and good luck in the draw! Hugs Rachel x

  4. Wow! I'd say that your experiment with sparkle medium was a brilliant success! I love the romantic and elegant feel of this card! The color palette is just perfect for the scene and I think you're a master at using that many different elements and techniques. The but of lace and ribbon add a lovely texture and the whole thing is stunning. I'm so glad that you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  5. Very pretty. Love that lace, Thanks for joining in the challenge this time over at Milkcoffee, Lou DT x

  6. Gorgeous, I do love this stencil too.

    Linda xxx

  7. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at IBS!

  8. HI Claire, hope all is well with you. Love this card and the colour palette you have used. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Crafts Monochromatic Challenge xx


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