April 27, 2008

VMAA "Disco Ball" Challenge

The next challenge was to get messy with glitter! Now glitter itself is messy, but I decided to make the card a little messy too. I've had a pack of red/silver/blue Martha Stewart glitter since last summer and I rarely use it. The minute I read the challenge details on this one, I knew this glitter was the way to go. So I pulled it out along with the sparkler stamp to make fireworks! At the winter CHA show, we stopped at the Art Institute Glitter booth and watched a technique called "glitter lacing" where you put one color of glitter over one section and then layer one or two more glitter colors in the remaining areas. Such a fun technique with very sparkly results! Now normally when I use the sparkler stamp as fireworks, I mask off the stick so that it doesn't show up when stamped. But we only had 30 minutes to do each of these challenges, so in the interest of time, I decided they had to stay - lol!
Images, ribbon, and notecards by A Muse. White cardstock, Essential glue pad, Versafine black ink, Cuttlebug slider oval die, Martha Stewart crafts glitter.


Scoopy's mom said...

This is so great! it really looks like fireworks.

Rhonda said...

So fun, I'm sure this made a huge glittery mess for you!!! :D