Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 61 - Make It Sparkly

Yep, that's the challenge this week at Mark's Finest Papers:  Make It Sparkly.  My wonderful friend, Carol Hurlock, is the challenge hostess this week. 


I am so excited with how this turned out!  I'm using a stamp from Floating Along, a new set from Mark's Finest Papers. I knew the water in this image would be perfect for a 'sparkly' challenge.  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic markers.  A bit of glue and some Crystal Coarse Glitter (Martha Stewart) made the water shimmer. 

The scene was trimmed and matted on black cardstock.  The frame was created with two Spellbinders dies, one nestled inside the other.


The blue cardstock was trimmed with the Garden Gate Deep Edge punch by Martha.  (loooove Martha's punches)  The cotton lace was in a blog candy pack of goodies that I won. 

Want to play sparkles with us?  We'd love to see your creation!  Just link up HERE by Friday, July 1, 2011 by 3 PM EST. 

Guess what I'm doing today, while Blogger puts this post on for me?  I'm meeting my friend Andrea Ewen and we are driving to Atlantic City, NJ, to meet the oh-so-talented Vicki Dutcher!  She is vacationing at the Jersey Shore, bless her heart.  Can't wait to meet you in person, Vicki! 

Colleen

Stamps:  Floating Along by Mark's Finest Papers
Paper:  white by PTI; blue; Basic Black by SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Punch:  Garden Gate Deep Edge by Martha Stewart
Other:  rhinestones by Recollections, Copic markers, Crystal Coarse Glitter by Martha Stewart, dimensionals, cotton lace, Big Shot, Spellbinders:  scalloped rectangle, Deckled rectangle

20 comments:

Karen W said...

Just gorgeous, I love it!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, you know I love this card! That image is colored beautifully and what a fabulous idea to make the water shimmer! The colors came out gorgeous...the nesting of the Nesties is perfect, the crochet lace is awesome and the border punch is fantastic! Wow! That's a lot of adjectives!
Looking so forward to our day together today, I've cleaned up my craft room for your "first impression"...don't expect it to be that way next time you come, LOL! See you in a few hours and be careful driving!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen you lucky dawg you!!! I hope you have a day that is filled with love and memory making to last a lifetime. Sounds like so much fun-enjoy it girlfriend maybe win some big bucks on the slot machines or better yet "Blackjack".

Your card looks amazing. I love how you made the water sparkle. You know glitter is my favorite embellishment so how could I resist not hosting a challenge with sparkle.
You punched borders are awesome. This is one spectacular card.

Janeen said...

That is a beautiful effect on the water and then the added sparkle of the bling really sets your card off, Colleen. So glad you shared this with us at Speedy's Friends.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - gorgeous! Such a work of art!

redwasher1 said...

Colleen, first of all , your card is stunning!! Do you do something special to get the sparkle show up? Mine looks like dark spots!!LOL.
I envy you on your trip and meeting with Vicki!!! Have fun!!

Anonymous said...

Love it! That shimmering water is so cool! I love the touch of the lace too. Great card! Have fun in Atlantic City. We have some drizzle here - hope your weather is better. Of course it sounds like the weather wouldn't bother you once you all meet up. Have a fun time!

Chris R. from Iowa

Maria said...

Oh what a beautiful swan on the lake image. It looks so peaceful. Love how you made the water shimmer...so pretty! And fabulous borders! Take care! Hugs!

Stella said...

Colleen I hope you'll have a wonderful day filled with laughter, lots of talking :) and fun. Enjoy!

I am sitting here drooling over your card :)
Your swan at the lake is a jaw dropper and the "glittered water" is perfect. I love how you created the frame and yes; I love Martha's punches too!

Mark is lucky to have you on the DT; your cards always turn out gorgeous!

Hugs!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is gorgeous Colleen! I love the frame, the punched edged and the image with sparkling water! So pretty!

Shirley said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the colors, the different die cuts, and how you treated your punched edge too! Lovely!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous and completely elegant, Colleen! Your shimmery water is fantastic, and I love that touch of lace. I hope you had a fantastic day out and about with Andrea and Vicki!! Sounds like you'll have a great time meeting and greeting and bonding with fellow stampers over all things inky. I'm so glad you were able to arrange a field trip for yourself--you really deserved a fun escape, and I'm so glad you got it. Yay for you!!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Colleen--this is fabulous! I love how you made the water sparkle!!! I would never have thought of doing that! Now I may have to CASE this card! It's just beautiful! TFS

Becky said...

This is stunning.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Colleen I love this card - your coloring of the scene is outstanding and the over all presentation makes it stand out - what a beauty!

Lagene said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the layers! & sparkling water!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Colleen- Your card is stunning- love that sparkling water! Hope you had fun meeting Vicki. I will be meeting her in a couple of weeks, when she stays at my house in Wisconsin!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Colleen! I LOVE the glitter! This is a gorgeous image and your coloring is perfect!

Benzi said...

Your card is beautiful...love that sparkly water. Hope your day with Andrea and Vicki was awesome...and I'm just sure it was.

Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful! I love the shimmer in the water, and the punching on the blue paper!

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