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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spreading a Bit of Sparkle & Joy...

Today I want to share a bit of sparkly JOY I created to send out to some of my friends who need a bit of extra loving this month.
All the inspiration for these pieces came directly from Unity Stamps {BE INSPIRED} Challenge for this month (running until February 11th), and from the two stamps I used from Unity's September 2014 Kit of the Month (KOM).

Now the following is a brief description of what I did and a very "photo heavy" bit so you can see the changes as each layer was added. This New-for-Me format of description first and lots of photos to follow is inspired by an amazing "Artiste" Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith, whose blog I am now following. You should ABSOLUTELY check her out  at Inky Dinky Doodle out of the UK. Smile

To create these pieces I started with a piece of cut up a piece of scrap cardboard that I collect (hoard?) to use for my embellishments, to which I applied a layer of gesso. When it had dried I played with my Faber Castell gelato's, adding and taking away color using my spray bottle and paper towels, until I had a soft, swirly background. To soften the colors a bit more I sprayed a layer of Tattered Angels' Marshmallow glimmer mist over it all.   

Next I stamped my main images onto white tissue paper using a black Archival ink and used a Liquitex matte fluid medium to apply them to the backgrounds, and after they had dried (it only takes minutes with this product).
I used my Twinkling H2O's to add a soft layer of color to the stamped images. After everything had dried one more time, I added a final bit of even more sparkle with my Ranger's Stickles and CTMH Liquid Glass. 

For me the sentiments are added at the very end of the process, selected specifically for each of the people I am sending them to.  I again used the stamped tissue technique and adheared them using a matte fluid medium - in this case Liquitex.

For this particular tag I stamped my images onto 140lbs watercolor paper and painted them with Twinkling H20s and then adhered them to the card using foam pop dots, which adds another layer of dimension and interest.

For this card I applied several layers of stamped tissue paper overtop of one another and then I "jeweled" only the dragonfly so the effect is to make that image pop off the page.  Swoon!

I love the overall effect of this technique... each dragonfly looks like a bit of jeweled loveliness and the subtle shimmer of the background enhances rather than competes.
I am linking this up to the Unity Stamp's {Be Inspired} Challenge (FEb. 11th)
and to the Southern Girls Challenge - Sparkle & Shine (Feb 10th) for this month so wish me luck!

As always Thanks for Popping by to see what I am up to and please do leave me a comment if you like what you see!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


  1. OMG this is FABULOOUS!!!!! my favorite color purple and blue together.. .oh yummy! feast for the eyes .. Great Job My Crafty friend!!

    1. Thanks Peggy.. Just to let you know... reading your comments always makes me HAPPY!

  2. WOW, this is gorgeous!!! I love your step by step directions, you make it sound so easy. Something tells me it wouldn't be. We would LOVE to have you come share your Unity projects and other stamping projects at Anya, Oddies, and Others! A linky party blog for stampers with all stamp brands welcome. It's for fun and inspiration.

    1. Thank YOU Melissa... and I will go check out your Linky Party... sounds like so much FUN!

  3. These are absolutely beautiful, Lynne! Your instructions are so clear, they _almost_ make me think I could make them. :D

  4. Hi Scrapbook Lynne! I love, love, love these butterfly creations! Simply gorgeous! I bought my first Gelatos only last week, but have yet to do anything with them other than swish them across an ATC size card and I was pleased with that :) If I like the colours, I'm easily pleased :)
    Thanks for your lovely comment re my ice cool blue card. I really get a thrill if people drop by, especially when it's not Wednesday.

  5. Oh, Lynne, these look so scrumptious! Thank you so much for the mention! Such lovely photos! It is because of the Gallery function that I like Blogger so much. You can just cycle through all the photos - a feast for the eyes!

  6. Oh my goodness!! My mind has just blown with excitement! These are brilliant! Love love love! ❤️❤️

  7. WOW and WOW. love all the technique here! just beautiful! thanks for playing along.

  8. These are gorgeous. Love the colours and the blingy dragonflies. Great sentiments as well. Hugz

  9. Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah for you. So happy for you my friend. HUGZ

  10. Wow, fabulous mixed media tags Lynne! Big Congrats on your Unity win. Happy Shopping!


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