I'm almost embarassed to even show this! It's so not me! I rarely use any sparkle. It's not that I'm against it, I just don't do it well, I think.
Maybe if I had just put a little dazzle I would like it better. I really go carried away!
I started to just trash it, but then I thought, maybe someone would like it and find some inspiration from it. Even if it is what not to do! LOL
The One Layer Wednesday challenge, that I usually participate in, has taken a detour. Since Susan is swamped, Jennifer offered to host the challenge the rest of this month. Wasn't that nice of her?
Her challenge was to do a holiday card and not use white, cream, red or green as background colors. Whew, that's hard!
Then the Free for All Challenge on SCS today was Winter White Out. Do a winter card not using white, purple or blue. Now that's doubly hard!
I spied this stamp from A Cardinal Christmas. It's supposed to be mistletoe, but if you have looked closely at some of the holly that they use in landscaping, it resembles that.
I used the Black Magic technique. I stamped the image with Whisper White on any color (here I used Crumb Cake). After it dried, I colored it with watercolor pencils. (I used a combination of SU Watercolor pencils & Prismacolor pencils.)
It didn't look too bad at this point, although the leaves could have been a bit darker. Then I used a little 2 way glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds to give it a frosty look. Yikes!
I had a bird punched out already and I put him between the branches, double scored the edges and decided to quit. Besides, Luke woke up.
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Ink: Whisper White
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Extra Large 2-Step Bird Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Rhinestone
I guess technically I did use white, but I covered that up. Then glittered it! I have sparkles all over the room!
Have a dazzling weekend.