Monday 6 December 2010

Glitz and Glimmer

The image for my card today is ‘Hanging the Star’, one of the latest images available from the talented Mo Manning. There is a different feel to this cutie compared to Mo’s other images as she is drawn in a more sketchy style and that to me also denotes some movement. I coloured the image with Promarkers, hopefully with the same sketchy feel of the outline. I thought I wouldn't go with the usual pink colour for a little girl but I rather like lilac, in fact it is one of my favs but the colour combo I have used is a bit more unusual.

Following this week’s sketch over at Crazy4Challenges, I used 2 backing papers from Bearly Mine. For the half circle though, I lightened the starry paper and sprayed it with Crafter’s Companion iridescent spray and then outlined in Icicle Stickles. I was hoping to give the impression that the semi-circle was the glow from the brightest star in the little girl’s hand which had also been Stickled, this time with Star Dust Stickles on top of its Promarker shading. I then punched out tiny sparkling stars and added translucent sequin ones to decorate the edge of the ‘glow’ further. The horizontal element to the sketch is pearlescent paper, punched & embossed with a Fiskars punch and then cut with a fancy blade for a deckled edge top. The actual base card is also fabulously pearlescent for some serious ‘gleam’. Further sparkle, is on the Fiskars’ squeeze punched star, bearing the age of the recipient with a Christmas birthday. This had been printed on the PC before being spritzed with the iridescent spray and then punched out to follow the angle of the star the child is holding.

Hope you like it!

Tine :)

Challenges for this card:

Crazy4 Challenges – design layout
Mo’s Digital – glitz and glimmer
Aly’s – Christmas movies (Disney’s ‘The Christmas Star’)
One Stitch at a Time – old/new stash (old punches/new image)
Prairie Fairy – use a star
CRAFT – Christmas birthdays
Ooh-la-la – Christmas Carol/song (Carol - Brightest and Best).


  1. Super card and what a smashing image - loving your colour scheme too


  2. Such a sweet card, I love the colour. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

  3. Great Christmas Birthday project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  4. now you've done it. I am flipping holdin' on to the couch for my life not to race and buy that image right away....your colouring really brings it to life!!

  5. Another gorgeous card Christine.
    Thank you for joining us at OLL.

  6. This is so adorable! I love all the stars, and that glitter circle really highlights the image. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge.

  7. Beautiful such a lovely image and love the circle of stars
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  8. This is gorgeous, just the sweetest card!

  9. Just gorgeous Christine another stunning card, I so love that image xx

    And thanks for the ps, no I didnt realise word verification was still on, thought I had unticked it when I set the blog up, its off now hehe

  10. Sweet card Christine, I love this image and you did a really great job of colouring her. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

  11. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

  12. beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the Christmas Birthday challenge at CRAFT this week! Gemma :)
    P.S. check out my yummy blog candy here, ends 12/12! :)

  13. This is awesome! You are so good at knowing where to shade and add light! I can only hope I end up half as good as you are!

  14. superbe carte j'adore la mise en page
    merci de te joindre à FFF Challenges


  15. Great card!
    Thanks for joining in with our Old Stash/New Stash challenge at OSAAT.

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  16. gorgeous card the image with the star so much....nice colouring....thanks for joining Fairy Fun Friday....hope to see you next time again!
    xxx Margreet

  17. Oh my,,, Oh my This is my favorite Christine ,,,,, Absolutely perfect,,,,,The sweet character have colorured incredible,,,,,,,,oh my I think it is your best work,,,, i am sure. Wwowwww from a crazy perfectionist.