Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sparkling New Year Hop


Hey everyone!  I hope you had a fun New Year!  This month the Blog Hops with Heart team are sharing all things that sparkle!  If you came from Becca's Blog, you are in the right place!

I LOVE to add a little sparkle on my projects.  My favorite go to's are usually glitter paper, perfect pearls, sequins, Wink of Stella, and lately my favorite is the CTMH Shimmer Brush.

This time a year, I really struggle creating much of anything.  We have snow here in Reno, and it's cold and gray.  The gray days usually seem to take away my crafty mojo, so I need extra color and sparkle!  (I really need spring the 1st of January...but the color and sparkle help, lol!)  I decided to make a new dashboard for my planner, combining some old and new CTMH products.  Last summer, I discovered the CTMH Shimmer Brush is the most amazing combination with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (which I call Ziggies).  They blend beautifully, and add a clear sparkle without changing the colors.  I use it like a sparkling waterbrush, with ink pads and my Ziggies.

I used an old (and much loved) stamp of the month set, Paper Garden.  I colored the stamps with my Ziggies and the Shimmer Brush.  Stamped them out, and then blended the colors a bit more with the shimmer brush.  After it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with Black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The new stamp set is Journaling Prompts.  I also added the Hello sentiment from the Some Kinda Wonderful Compliments for even more sparkle.  So, to be honest...I'm not too thrilled with my creation.  I think I will keep playing with it, but as of now this is what I came up with.  I find if I start playing, my mojo usually comes back eventually!  ;)

Now you are off to see what the super talented Wendy has made!  I hope you enjoy the hop, and get tons of sparkly inspiration!

Thanks for joining me!