I'll come right out and say that sketches are rarely easy for me. Strange, I know! However, I'm loving working with a Kraft base at the moment, and I'm super-keen to support the wonderful fledgling blog, Kraft+. And yes, they have a sketch challenge this month over on the blog: "the Kraft+ March Challenge ~ All That Glitters". Here it is!
Sandra's blog post for Scrappy Chat Designs!)
I wanted to keep having fun with the Metallic Melts, so I employed a trick I saw on Pinterest: heat up metal brads with the heat gun, dip them into the Metallic Melts (or embossing powder) and then set with the heat gun... So very effective! I used this technique (with 'Royal Purple' again) on my ribbon glider brads (they were already a shade of purple underneath), and on some small silver heart brads and a couple of pale purple brads. Here is a close-up showing one of the heart brads and a couple of the purple ones...
|The embossed circles on the page are also using Tinby Designs Metallic Melts.|
I fussy-cut some butterflies out of some purple patterned paper from Kaisercraft - and the idea of butterflies got me thinking about Kaitlyn's Shimmer Party two years ago where most of the girls had their facepainting done as butterflies. An idea was starting to form...
I put more purple into the background using Twinkling H2O's, as well as some silver embossing and silver ink smudging with my fingertip. I grabbed some chipboard butterflies and embossed them with silver as well, and started to pull the whole page together. The chipboard circles (Crazy Circles from ScrapFX) have been heat embossed with 'Royal Purple' Metallic Melts.
I used a Kaisercraft die for the title, and cut it out of 'Blackberry Bliss' Stampin' Up! cardstock. The fussy-cut butterflies and the title have had clear Wink of Stella applied to them and I added some 'Plum' Sprinkles from Annabelle Stamps as well.
Lots of glittery goodness and I've followed the sketch (for the most part).