Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Shimmer and Shine!

I am the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. My challenge is "Shimmer and Shine!" Here's what I've got say about my challenge!
"My spirit animal must be a magpie as I am attracted to all things that shine,
shimmer, or glitter. My challenge for you is to create a project that literally shines!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!

Skull Moon Small, Buru, and Puss Puss were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) onto Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut.

Skull Moon Small's eye socket and nose hole were colored with Red and Yellow Stardust Glitter pens (Sakura). Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen (Zig/EK Success) was used to add a layer of glitter to Skull Moon Small, then several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) coated the glittery colored Skull Moon Small to add dimension and shine.

Here's a close-up of Skull Moon Small.

Purple and Clear Stardust Glitter pens were used on Buru's hair and Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen was used to cover Puss Puss.

A Copic Multi-liner pen was used to trace the small sideways-facing skull from the Skullduggery stencil (Andy Skinner/Tando?) onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore). The stencil was flipped so that I could trace the skull facing in the opposite direction. The outline was filled in, the joined skulls were fussy-cut, colored with Copic markers,  and some cracks and teeth were added with a Multi-liner.  The joined colored skulls were brushed with a thickish layer of Clear Rock Candy Brush Stickles  and set aside to dry.

While it was drying, a piece of white metallic cardstock (Recollection) was sponged with Concord Grape, Chipped Sapphire, and Salty Ocean Distress inks. When dye inks are sponged onto white metallic cardstock, they create a shimmery affect that is truly lovely. Black Soot Distress ink was sponged lightly over the top bit and along the sides. Glittery Black Washi tape (Recollections?) was added to the base of the now-shimmery colored cardstock.

The dried glittery skulls were adhered over the tape, then Buru and Puss Puss were perched atop the skulls. Skull Moon Small was hung in the sky to shine upon the scene.

Here's a close-up of Buru and Puss Puss perched atop the skulls, though Buru's hair appears white and Puss Puss head appears to lack glitter.

I haven't decided who will get this card for what occasion, so there is no sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges.
Anything But Cute Challenges: Make it Masculine
Let's Craft and Create Challenges: Add Some Sparkle
Smudgy Antics Challenges: Anything Goes with a Twist (Use Three colors)
Forever Dark Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. Nicely done, Kathy, great challenge !
    Corrie x

  2. A fabulous card Kathi, I love it!!!! :) Hugs, Coco xx

  3. This is so fun and spooky all in one. I love all your shimmery touches. Very cool!

  4. This card is awesome sauce! I love that it is beyond the normal for a card and so full of monster madness. The skulls and little cat are fantabulous. The boy is spectacular! This really speaks to my darker side. Amazeballs!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  5. Way cool, Kathi! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. What a wonderfully unique card Kat!! The shimmer is just fabulous and it's the perfect amount of creepy! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  7. Fabulous card , so fun ! love your shimmery touches !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT

  8. What a unique card you have made, and with the added shimmer just makes it FUN! Those eyes really glow and pop from the cool glittery skulls! Great effect! Thank you for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 102, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Such a very different card!
    Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create!

    Mary DT x

  11. This is awesome!!! Very unique and striking! Thank you so very much for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  12. Such a unique card but a lovely one. I am very sure that who ever receives it will love it. I love the colours

  13. Love your card... and thats a really scary moon! Thank you for entering our challenge at Smudgy Antics this month. love BDx

  14. Soo cute. Me and my jammies. Love the moon especially. Hope to see you enter next month

  15. what gorgeous work! Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics x