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Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Lilac Snowman and Blog Candy

Blog Candy! Awarded January 11 to Amy#8546 of The Tigers Haven

Bloggers who have glitter running through their veins share something ELSE in common. 

They lament that the sparkliness of their beloved glitter cannot be captured well in photography. 

Alas, are you my Glitter Sister? Do you share the Sorrow? 

Still, there is nothing which begins to match the enthusiastic, lively spirit of Glitter. So it makes me very happy that Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkle pleads with my other art supplies to include her in every card possible. In this case, my Lyra Watercolor Crayons heard Cloud Nine's cry, and asked to include her. So we all worked together to create this fun card.

The technique is found on the SNS Site:
Copics on Velvet Glitter - coloring on Glitter
Outline Stickers, Markers and Velvet Glitters
Staz-on Ink and Velvet Glitter (several tips in one tutorial)
Watercoloring on Velvet Glitter

I stamped on top of the velvet glitter with Rubber Cottage's Snowman inked in Ultramarine Staz-on ink. The shading was accomplished by pulling the color off Lyra watercolor crayons with a Dove Blender Pen, and applying directly to the glitter. Easy to manage the color, easy to apply the shading.

TIP: the Dove Blender allows you to control how much moisture gets on the glitter so the underlying adhesive is not affected.

So what does The Lilac Snowman have to do with Blog Candy? He wants to gift someone with three Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets. You don't have to follow my blog (though I love it when you do). Just leave a comment about why the Lilac Snowman is reveling in the gently falling snow, or catching snowflakes with his little snowy tongue. The winner will be announced here on January 11. If your e-mail addy is available through your comment or blogger, I will also contact you privately if your name is drawn from the basket. If no one responds within the week, then another name will be drawn.

Sparkle N Sprinkle Supplies:
SNS Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter (microfine) GM2000
SNS Super Adhesive Sheets SAS02 (double sided)
SNS Double Sided Tear-ific Tape SAT01
Dove Blender Pen

Other Supplies:
Rubber Cottage Snowman
SB Grand Labels Twenty-Three
MS Holly punch
Lyra Watercolor Crayons
Wallpaper (designer paper LOL)
White and Blue cardstock
ribbon, lace, pearl flourish sticker

Thanks for stopping by! My card is entered in the following awesome Challenges:

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge - #24 Snowmen
Creative Belli Blog - #160 Winter-Snowmen (old ribbons & lace)
Card Mania Challenges - #11 Winter Wonderland
Scrap It Girl - January Bling, glitter, Shine and Sparkles
Dream Valley Challenges - #48 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #28 Let It Snow
Eclectic Ellapu - "Snow Much Fun"
Love to Create - #47 "Winter Wonderland"
Artistic Inspirations - #22 A Bit Of Sparkle-Anything Goes

Sparkly, Glittery hugs,


Marjo said...

Gorgeous card Donna! Love the sparkly butterflies a few posts down too. Just stopping by, I have no room for any blog

Hugz Marjo

cgl1539 said...

Oh my goodness, you said easy card, nothing about this card screams easy to me lol. Its absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for your sweet comment on my snowman card.

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you forplaying along at Card Mania!Hope to see you at our new challenge soon! Hugs, Ani

Shona Erlenborn said...

It's a snowy heaven! I love the blue hues all blending so nicely together. Along with your background papers, the ribbon and a touch of lace, makes for another winner Donna!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Donna ! I LOVE your gorgeous sparkly snowman, the glitter is so effective, the colors oh so beautiful & soft. Also love all the layers on your beautiful creation ! Have a great day ! Shirleyxx

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card! Love the coloring and shading. Makes me want to dust off my watercolor crayons again.

NanaConnie said...

It can be incredibly difficult to photograph sparkly, glittery cards but you've done a fantastic job of it on this one, Donna! I love that particular snowman stamp. Fabulous use of hte lace trim! Now, as to the "reveling" -- he's reveling in the snow because it's the first Snow Day of the new year and he doesn't have to be in school. lol

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful, I love the image and all the sparkle looks wonderful.
Thank you for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge

pam said...

beautiful card Donna, love all the glitter. pam

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful snowman he is. And he is reveling because it is snowing so soon he will have a snow woman to dance with.

Donna Maligno said...

This is just beautiful -- it captures the frosty spirit of winter. Love your layers and colors (being a blue person that I am). And you did a great job on photographing that glitter - always a toughie! Hugs, DD

Jill Jacobsen said...

Even though the glitter does not cooperate when photographing...we sparkle chicks still know what it looks like IRL! Your card is gorgeous Donna:)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Such a beautifull card with a gorgeous snowman, thanks for sharing, I olso love the sparkle a lot!!


Frann said...

A beautiful, sparkly card! Your snowman is happy because it's cold enough for more snow to fall. That's his life insurance!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Donna!! this is Absolutely Gorgeous!! Love your Sweet snowman and Wonderful watercoloring! Just magical! Especially with all the Sparkle! Love this! And I have difficulty photographing the sweet sparkle of glitter too.. lol I'm right there with you! ;-)

Big Hugs

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Christmas for our * Snowmen * challenge

Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your creation with lots of detail added its simply gorgeous!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and good luck hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Sharon said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Beautifully sparkly and love the colours.
Thank you for sharing this with us Dream Valley.
Hugs Sharon. x

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow Donna, this is gorgeous. Fabulous design and beautiful embellishments, simply an incredible card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.

brenda said...

Hello Donna,

Thank you for your visit kind comments.

I know I'vethis popped in my DT rounds but I just signed up to the stalker so I don't miss any more of your posts as I really enjoyed having a browse here.

The tone on tone looks really great on this card along with the pearls and glitter, they all lend themselves to one another beautifully.

B x

Brenda said...

I'm drooling all over my computer! Love love love the lavender and all the bling. Such a beautiful card.

Becky said...

Love the lavender. I usually use blue for my snowmen it's my favorite color), but this is just gorgeous. I've not used that glittery paper before, but I must add some to my stash. Thanks for sharing your artwork.

Becky said...

Love the lavender. I usually use blue (my favorite color). I've never used the glitter paper before, but I definately have to add some to my stash.I just love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow Donna this is so pretty. I am a glitter sister. You might think I have flipped when I tell you this, but the other night I had a dream that I ate edible glitter so my hair, skin, and eyes would sparkle!!! Is that A day without gitter is like a day without sunshine. Your card is just spectacular. I love that snowman and how you shaded and sparkled him. Such a wondrous card I could look upon all day. Well done.
Bear Hugs,

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally beautiful card. Awesome details. Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl Blog Challenge. See ya again soon.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Gorgeous card. I love that you were able to capture the glitter. I am still working on that and many other ways to capture the beauty of my projects. Wonderful job. Reveling....hmmm well as I see it he is because they are kisses from heaven from his snow man and woman loved ones coming down from heaven. he sure is taking it in, isn't he????

Candy said...

Beautiful card! I agree - I only wish it was easier to photograph all the glittery goodness. I know true cardmakers that love glitter as much as I do will imagine it in all its glory! I think the little snowman is so happy because he knows if its cold enough to snow he has more time on this earth!

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is so beautiful! I can see the depth of the glitter! What an awesome technique - thank you by the way for the link! Absolutely sparkly perfect combo of elements to show of this adorable image. Well done!

Berni Cuttino said...

Just a note, Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.

Cammy404 said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your work Donna. :)

Babe O'Mara said...

Gorgeous card. You did a fab job on this one. He's reveling because it's a snow day. Yay.


Pia S said...

This is gorgeous! You've been really creative with glitter and you've captured it so well in your photo too! Nice shape, lovely die cuts and punches, all put together so beautifully!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how beautiful! The details are very thoughtful and the image somehow moves me tremendously. Perhaps it's how you've brought life to it with subtle color and that wonderful glitter. Love!

jo said...

Fabby creation, gorgeous detail & love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Anonymous said...

He is adorable love him, great colors too. Thankj you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

Julie Z said...

Oh I SO am your glitter sister & you KNOW I feel the sorrow ;-)!! (Definitely one of the struggles I wrestle with for each sparkly card :(.
But we do know how great it looks!! (BTW, your efforts were well worth it - your card looks sparkly & beautiful in the photos!) And You do such an awesome job with your layers. Love the card shape too.
Sparkly and beautiful De!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I know this is too late for the give away but still wanted to say what a gorgeous card you created. Love the sparkle on it too. Hope this will work better than the last time I posted on your blog, so that you can find me better.

Linda said...

Gorgeous card!

Candy Spiegel said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, love the sparkle and shine. The snowman's so cute! Thanks for joining in at Scrap It Girl.

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Love all the layers....he's in a sparkling wonderland! Thanks for playing over at Scrap It Girl!

chrissy xx said...

Now I'd never thought about Snowmen having brothers lol...But yours do have a look of each other he! he!
FABulous colours and I LOve your holly punch.

KristyLee said...

Oh my goodness Donna, the is so Fab! Lavender Snowman! Everything about your card is beautiful!


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