Monday, December 15, 2014

All that Glitters

This is my second post of the day, so if you're looking for my East Wind card, please click HERE.

Today a new challenge begins at Aurora Wings with the wonderful theme of All That Glitters.  I've chosen the gorgeous Woman in Strands of Pearls.  Your project need not be holiday themed, we just want to see lots of sparkle and shine.  I've used DP from the very old Luxury Stack from DCWV and matted with textured mat metallic from the Metallic Stack, also DCWV.  The image and DP are trimmed in sparkly holographic and gold peel off borders with two matching corners top and bottom left.  The sentiment is also a peel off from Starform.

She's colored with Copics and I've added Stardust Stickles throughout her hair. Obviously I took the "glitter, sparkle and shine" very seriously, LOL, adding each flat backed pearl and spattering of diamonds individually. Definitely a labor of love though, as I think this image is particularly stunning, don't you? Her eyes and lips shine as well with Glossy Accents (although you can't really see it in the pic).   I wanted a really soft look for her blush so I used a bit of chalk applied with a QTip 

Here's the dimensional shot.  With all that going on, I only popped the image and the gold rose in her hair, which also sparkles with Stickles around the edges.  My DT sisters have amazing projects for your inspiration so be sure to visit the Challenge Blog and feast your eyes.  And don't forget to scroll down to see the Winners Post for Challenge #9.  The Aurora Wings December FB contest, Season's Greetings, is also in full swing, now through December 31st. Hope to see you there. 

I'm adding this to Penny's Paper-Crafty Anything Other Than Christmas Challenge Simon Says Monday ATG, Simon Says Wednesday Bling it On


  1. Just gorgeous, Donna! Love the fabulous soft colours and wonderful pearl detail. Beautiful as always. Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  2. Hi Donna. Sorry it has been so long. Not a good year. I love your beautiful card. The eyes are mesmerising. All of those individually set pearls and diamonds are beautiful.

  3. Wow! You weren't kidding about all of those pearls were you? Gorgeous!

  4. It sure was a labour of love, it is fabulous .thanks for joining our challenge this week at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  5. Beautiful card Donna! So elegant and pretty and I love how you've added all the pearls.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. This is stunning - lovely colouring and image and the pearls are a beautiful touch - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty - Michelle x

  7. Such beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

  8. Wow Donna! This is such a gorgeous card! Love your coloring skillz and just look at all that bling!!! Love it!

  9. Oh wow Donna, this is just absolutely gorgeously lush with the gold and pearls. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
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