The Studio Sparkle & Shine Challenge

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Morning, friends!  Just popping in to share this month's second challenge over in The Studio.  We're looking for pages with things that sparkle and shine.  I've added lots of foam, glitter Thickers to my take for sparkle and gold stitching and sequin stars for shine.  Enjoy!
I started this page adding aqua and yellow, watercolor puddles to the watercolor paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolors, as well as navy and red watercolors before stenciling random numbers, from top to bottom, in Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  Those numbers were also penned around to make them stand out a bit more, before everything was splattered once again but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  A woodgrain, cut-apart tag was then laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, and tucked into the bottom left corner of the design.  That Baker's Twine was also used to stitch a trail from the bow to the opposite edge of the page...
and ground my "5th GRADE Adventures" title which was created from "5" and "Adventures" die cuts, popped up with foam tape, and Cameo-cut, from Basic Black and Wild Wasabi cardstocks respectively, "th" and "GRADE".  I ran the latter through my Big Shot to create the polka dot embossing and inked its edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  The "5th" was also backed with a super fun globe die cut, popped up with foam tape and tied right into the title itself.
Glitter alphas to record the 13-14 school year and a quote ground the design.  The quote reads, 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.'  - Nelson Mandela
A foam, glitter "awesome" tops the design.
Playful, little, paper, airplane die cuts, popped up with foam tape, with stitched, Baker's Twine trails, were scattered throughout...
and a "NOTHING BETTER" die cut, popped up with foam tape and stamped, in Jet Black ink, with "FAVE", as well as a heap of foam, glitter stars and gold, star sequins, completes the look.
Further inspiration for this page came from Citrus Twist's December 24th Sketch Challenge, which I'll post here just as soon as it becomes available.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see what my talented teammies have cooked up just for your viewing pleasure.  Then, you have until Sunday, January 14, 2018, to link up your takes, on this Sparkle and Shine Challenge and/or our previous, Sketch Challenge, in the right-hand column of The Studio blog.  Then, we'll all be back, once again, on New Year's Eve, with one final challenge to take you into the New Year.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: "FAVE" (Citrus Twit) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Wild Wasabi & Basic Black (SU!); navy floral & alphabet (Fancy Pants); aqua stripe (Crate Paper); woodgrain (American Crafts) Ink: Pumice Stone Distress Ink & Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supply); Sparkle glitter foam Thickers (American Crafts); glitter alphas & gold star sequins (Pink Paislee); polka dot embossing folder (SU!); Big Shot (Sizzix); Cameo (Silhouette); number stencil (Jenni Bowlin); Take Note ephemera (Fancy Pants); tag cut-apart (Crate Paper)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee this! LOVING the photos, all the numbers and the glitter!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

I like all of the numbers in the background and the wonderful quote. Cute pictures too!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE those cute little airplanes and their tails!