Monday, November 05, 2012

Beautiful World - Sparkle


Welcome to November's Beautiful World Tour, brought to you by Flourishes! Each month the team presents a themed blog hop, hosted by our group of international designers... we are literally spread out all over the globe!  At the heart of our projects is the idea of truly showcasing beauty in card making – whether it just be in a beautifully colored image, a fabulous way to incorporate an embellishment or a new twist on a card layout.

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This month our theme is the Beauty of Sparkle!

I chose to make my focal panel sparkle and shine by using shimmery paints! I stamped the peonies from the Garden Picks set several times on watercolor paper, then painted the panel with Twinkling H20s, which are a shimmery watercolor paint. After that layer was dry, I painted over the whole panel with Shimmerz paints, which are full of sparkly mica powder. It was fun working out the gradient color from yellow to deep orange.



The sentiment is from the Tag Lines set.

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23 comments:

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Dina, will you ever cease to amaze me?! I just LOVE what you do with these images and how you colour them... the effect is incredible. Beautiful card, I just LOVE it!

scrappymo! said...

Tht shimmery look you achieved is so delicate and pretty.

Anne-Elise said...

Beautifully colored image! Love this shimmery watercolor paint! Gorgeous card, Dina!

Sasha said...

Simply beautiful, Dina! Your painting expertise is wonderful! I love the Shimmerz paint you used...so very effective:) x

Alshandra said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing :-)

Becky said...

What gorgeous colors..Beautiful card.

Sue D said...

This is so pretty with the shimmery paints!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

What a lovely card. I love the colours you have chosen. Cheers.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Beautiful... and shiny! Stunning card Dina! Love your stamping and colouring - gotta work with some water color paper soon!

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS card!!! Love all that shimmer and shine!

Karen W said...

So pretty!! I love H20's also.

Kathy Jones said...

WOW!!!!! Dina this is spectacular!!!! The way you painted those peonies is just stunning!!! Love, love, love this!!!! :)

Colleen said...

Dina,
This is so amazing! Something I would have never thought of(stamping the image into a band), I love this I'm going to have to try it with one or two of my favorite images.

Brenda said...

Very accomplished gradient of colour! Was this a lot of work? It looks great.
Thanks.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a stunner! Gorgeous colors and gorgeous coloring-subtle and yet so striking!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Dina, what a stunning, shimmery card! I love the colour gradient ~ absolutely gorgeous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Holy smokes, totally stunning! This is totally gorgeous. The color is so beautiful and vibrant, fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Your coloring is incredible! I love to check your blog to see what luscious colors you've chosen to work with. This card is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Carrie C

pam said...

another beautiful card from you...love to see what you crete.. tis so inspiring

Ravengirl said...

How lovely! I just had this feeling that I would see some gorgeous painted florals here!

Helen said...

Your yellow and orange sparkle and shimmer beautifully.

Betty Benton said...

Love the subtle shimmer of your flowers!

stampqueen said...

Just stunning - beautifully done!!!