Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bring on the Bling!

France is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is
"Bring on the Bling"!

Here's what she had to say about her challenge!
"For the longest time, bling in arting was something I stayed as far away from as I could. I don't know how it happened or when, but I suddenly started to add touches of bling on almost every project. And guess what? I love it!
Now you might still be in that first place I was in, or you might be an avid bling user, but for this week's challenge I would like to see you use some bling! Be it a shiny ink spray, glitters you add or an iridescent paint effect, add some bling to your project!
It will for sure lighten up those days that are getting shorter and darker for us who are getting closer to winter!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

Here's my card with  Feline (Roc Nicholas).

Feline was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with a black marker. Diamond Glaze was added to her wings and crown and Clear Rock Candy Distress glitter was sprinkled on rather liberally.

While I had the glitter and glue out, I die-cut a circle from an older My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad using a Circle Nestabilities die by Spellbinder. Diamond Glaze was added to the rim of the circle and Clear Rock Candy Distress glitter was added. Both Feline and the circle were set aside to dry while the rest of the card was being constructed.

A Scalloped Circle Nestabilities die was used to die-cut turquoise glitter paper by DCWV. A Circle Nestabilities die was used to die-cut green glitter paper by DCWV. A double scallop border die was used to die-cut patterned paper from the same pad by My Mind's Eye.  The turquoise glitter paper was die-cut with the Missy Micro font by Die-Versions for the sentiment.

The glitter had dried, but still needed a bit of oomph, so Wild Honey Distress ink was sponged onto the glitter on the circle and a Copic marker was used to add a bit more color to the glittery wings and crown.

The patterned papers and die-cuts were layered,  Feline was adhered the circle die-cut, and the sentiment was added. A whole lot of bling by both Kaisercraft and Recollections was added to finish the card. It's kind of a busy card, but it does meet the challenge!

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this card in the following challenges.
Paper Take Weekly Challenges: Two or Four Legs
Party Time Tuesday Challenges: Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can Challenges: Use Your Markers Through the Purple Haze: Use a Punch or Die
• Scrap-Creations Challenges: Make it Sparkle


  1. So much lovely colour Kathi! xx

  2. Adorable card, Kathi! Cattitude, indeed! Great use of a variety of "bling" here. Great colors and paper make it perfect!

  3. Oh, how fun! Love this cat! Really wonderful color palette, papers, coloring, design, and bling! And the perfect sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. ohhh, so cute, love the patterned paper that you used.

  5. This is so cute, I just love that kitty!! Your bling is in all the right place, so amazing!

  6. Fabulous, love the matching flowers and the bling !
    COrrie x

  7. Such a cute card and sentiment. I like all the floral papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can.