I had a great day out on Saturday at the stamping fair in Port Sunny. Never been before and I can heartily recommend it. Loads of stamps, inks and other bits and bobs for crafting, brill! Saw some lovely watercolour glimmer paints on one stall, but didn't buy them as I am going to treat myself to them next time, besides I wanted to buy some other shiny things so had to save my money til I found them. And boy did I find them. Vixykins was demoing on The Stampman stall with Starburst Stains and I honestly don't know how I have coped so far without getting some for myself. They're fantastic! I couldn't wait to get home and try them out. Bought a few new rubber stamps, namely some fairy ones from the same stall and some butterfly ones from another. I've never had a decent sized butterfly stamp to use before and I had decided that I would have to buy one at the fair. Got a lovely set too. Bought a couple of spray bottles of cosmic shimmer mist in red and pink too. Oh and I bought a few more promarkers (ok about 20 more) and a tub of gilding flakes in variegated red, though I didn't have a clue what to do with them, they were just soooo pretty lol In my investigations online as to what I could do with them, I found out about angelina fibres and films and was very happy to find a pack in the QVC shop to have a play with. They also gave me the perfect way to stick the flakes onto my work. Yay!
I tried setting it on a white background but it just didn't look right, didn't look right on plain black either so I set to work once again with the glimmer mists and a piece of black card and wow! How fab do they work on black?!? Gave just the effect that I was after. The newly acquired pack of angelina fibres was calling to me so armed with iron, greaseproofed paper and a couple more gilding flakes I created a lovely shimmery background to set the whole thing off. So now I had a topper of card, backed with net, backed with angelina fibre to stick onto a shimmery card, a liberal squidge of tacky glue on the back and a night spent under a heavy book and it all holds together. Wooo! :-)
Entering this over at Crafts and Me Challenges who want to see Sparkle, I think this card has a bit of that! Also Flutterby Wednesday want to see a butterfly, By The Cute and Girly - Celebrations (well I was celebrating using the new stuff I bought and I will be using this as a birthday card also as the card has a Distressed! air to it I am entering it over at Crafty Cardmakers. Sir Stampalot's challenge is for Butterflies and Blossoms and finally Creatalicious Challenges - Flowers and Wings (also a DT entry).