Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Belli Challenge #82 - Glitter!


Welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge Wednesday! Today's challenge is to use glitter or rhinestones - anything shiny and blingy! - on your project! Please be sure to check out all the great projects from the rest of the design team over on the Belli Blog.

Once again, I've got this one covered!! I used a new toy, the bird Nestabilities dies, to cut the two birds out of Grungepaper. I painted them with Making Memories Manila paint and then topped that with a coat of Shimmerz Angel Wings for my first layer of sparkle. When they were dry, I painted a layer of glue on the smaller one and covered it with some Martha Stewart Snow Glitter. I dabbed the larger bird with my Versamark pad and covered it with Powder Keg's Glue Powder. I heated it and then sprinkled on some Powder Keg White Pearl embossing powder and heated again to set it.

The background paper is SEI Love Birds and the stamps for the sentiment and the polka dots are from Papertrey Ink. The twill is from Stampin UP! and the crochet trim is from Hobby Lobby. The rhinestone brads are from American Crafts and the rhinestone hearts are from Amuse.

This card covers several challenges (so many of our Belli Challenge participants combine multiple challenges for their entries - it's rubbing off on me!!):

Caardvarks - sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - use polka dots
Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge (SSNOTIME120) - use something new (the bird Nestabilities and heart shaped rhinestones)

Thanks for looking, and if you decide to play along, be sure that if you post to SCS or PCP or any other online gallery, add your link to Mr. Linky over on today's Belli blog post and use keyword CBC82 so we can find it.

19 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - Robin - this is so cute and sparkly!!! I love how you used the birdy :)!!!

Beautiful designed card my friend!!! Thank you again for inviting me to play along today!!! I had so much fun making my card!!!

Hugs ~S~

jdmommy said...

Oh Robin, this card is just so pretty!! I love your glittery bird! The lace and ribbon really make this so lovely......you rocked this challenge, GF!!!

Anne said...

This is wonderful Robin! Love the sparkle and wonderful die cut birdie!! What a great example for using Shimmerz, I have that stuff and can't get the mojo for it!! LOL!! Awesome job, wonderful work as always!! Hugs!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wonderful design, Robin. Love the stacked birds and all the kinds of bling you used, very beautiful. The crocheted lace is a wonderful addition to the card. Great job!

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Robin! Love all of the wonderful details you put in - just fabulous!

Holly said...

Oh Robin! I adore this card! Love that sparkly glittery birdy and her blingy eye, and those tiny little hearts on each of the scallops are darling! Your combination of lace and twill tape is so romantical (as Paula would say) and perfect with these background papers. Gorgeous card, girlie!

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous! Love the soft colours! and the fab sparkle on your little birdy! hugs Juls

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, beautiful, Robin!!!! Your bird is sooo pretty with all the sparkle and shimmer....love the SEI paper, colors, lace, and twill, too!!!!

Fern said...

Way to go Robin with the challenges!! What a beautiful bird (robin)!! Love the sparkle and the little hearts... Beautiful Card!!!

joy said...

Oh, I love birds and yours is beautiful -- he has the sweetest wing! Just absolutely lovely!!

Loopster said...

OMG, that is truly beautiful!!!! Happy New Year, Robin.

Kristen said...

This was a fun challenge, I love your take on it... so sparkly and pretty! Great image too! Beautiful!

colourmehappy said...

Very sweet, that bird is gorgeous.

Liz Williams said...

Your sparkling little bird would cheer up anyone who would receive this card. Love the sweet sentiment and the pretty tag you put it on.

Jenny Gropp said...

WHAT????? You have a Nestie set that I don't have. Of course you would have the little birdies -- and I can not believe how you transformed and dressed them up. VERY good job!

Sam said...

Oh, how sweet. Your card is lovely. Great color combination. I am loving birds at the moment and birds and sparkle together make me happy!

Melisa Waldorf said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the vintage look!!

Amy said...

Lovely interpretation of the sketch!! I really like the crocheted trim.

PenLight said...

Wow, I loved this bird over at the challenge then I came here and saw all your other fantastic work. Especially all the ways you used buttons and that adorable "Thank Ewe" card with the fantastic paper in the background. I'm going to linger here for a while and learn more stuff!! Fantastic.