Sparkle? Yes, I love sparkle! And shimmer, and shine and glimmer! So when Creative Crafty Friends gave the prompt for a sparkle themed ATC – I knew this prompt was made for me! Actually, I was a little overwhelmed. I have so many sparkly choices. It reminded me of a TV commercial that goes “doe-cisions, doe-cisions!” Hahahaha! Here is what I did!

Any product that starts with the words Cosmic Shimmer has got to be sparkly awesome, right? I have several of their other products and love them. I had not tried their Shimmer Shakers yet but thought this would be a good time to start. And pink and blue are always good starting grounds for me.

I would have liked to have more pink than I got in this one. Hahahaha! I was working on my craft mat with water spritzed on it. I was able to tap some pink powder into it with no problem, but when I tapped the blue a ton of it came out. >.<

I knew my elements were going to cover up a good bit of the ATC, so I wasn’t too worried about it. These were my possibilities and I ended up using a little of each of them. The butterfly and owl had already gone through the sticker machine before I shot this photo.

The only way the owl and butterfly were going to fit was in a landscape format. And I knew the little owl needed a landing place, so to speak. This piece of scrapbook paper is a bit I had leftover from a Zen-untangled! journal page I worked on awhile back.

I added it with some scor tape, then found a washi tape strip that had some pink to bring out that little bit of pink I had managed to get on the ATC. I tore the strip removing it from the background it came on. Not to worry. Just slap that baby on and smoosh it down!

Time to trim out the butterfly and owl. Didn’t want to lost those antennae and there was no reason to cut out the bottom part. The baby owl was going to cover that part up anyway.

Even sideways, my elements were just going to fit so I slid the butterfly basically all the way to the top. By doing so, I covered up a good part of the tear I had in the tape. Dad-ism 101.

Both the butterfly and the owl came on collage sheets from Joggles. I’ve been wanting to use one of these cute little owls for awhile now.

Before I put that butterfly in place, I inked her wings as best as I could with the black Archival pad. Then at this point I inked all the way around the edges.

Then it was time to bring some sparkle. Hahahaha! I started with a clear glitter gelli roll pen, then added in a blue Wink of Stella glitter pen for some more accents. It is hard to see but this little guy sparkles all around his eyes, his beak, and down both sides.

Words are always a good addition. These both came from this set of Tim Holtz’ words.

This is what they look like except there are four sheets. Wonder where my fourth sheet is?

Sparkle and bling might not always mean the same thing, but for this little owl-fly they mean bring on the bling with some gems! So sparkly and shimmery in person, not so much in photo but that’s alright. And I just realized I meant to post my Zen-untangled! pages today. Oh well, you will have to wait till tomorrow to see those! Stay safe!

7 thoughts on “Sparkle

  1. Super the way the washi tape picks up the yellow in the patterned paper & the balance between the two top & bottom. Interesting concept with the Owlfly, you certainly made them tie together well with the blue markings on each (so much so I had to scroll back & see if they were present on the original images!!)

    • hahaha! I think those markings were between a brown and a blue before I added the blue sparkle. and I think I should brought the butterfly down enough that the owl’s head covered up the butterfly’s head – to make it look more like he was flying. but I still love it anyway

      • It’s easy to see after the event isn’t it? Really I didn’t think of that at all. There’s always something to be learnt for next time with each piece of artwork, that’s why it’s so important to keep on making I find.

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