Monday, 3 September 2012


Greetings traveller. Welcome to the Guild Hall. Last night Nikki, the Guardian of Glitter, was telling us of an encounter she had with a sparkle nymph. Nikki was in her workshop cleaning up after extracting all the glitter from the bodies she collected after the sparkle strike last week when the nymph appeared. "Salutations, fellow glitter gatherer," the nymph breathed. Nikki's eyes grew large as she gazed upon the shimmering little creature before her. Quickly, using her +200 speed skill, she snatched a jar off her work bench and scooped up the sparkle nymph, trapping her inside. Nikki squealed with delight and brought the nymph to the Guild Hall to show to the Lady Commander of Copics and I. 
I started by stamping Fancy Anya (TGF) on a circle and using only grey tones coloured her with Prismacolors. Her hair was actually paper pieced from a super subtle snowflake patterned paper. I cut a large snowflake-like shape from Accent Essentials and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I then lightly rubbed pumice stone Distress Ink over it so you could see the snowflake embossing a little better. The shimmery white panel was also put through the Cuttlebug using a different snowflake folder. I used some white sheer ribbon from my stash to tie on the end. I seriously need to use this ribbon up more. I have about 5 rolls of it, having bought it to make wedding invitations many many years ago, and never ended up using it. The sentiment was from the My Pink Stamper "Biggie Christmas Sentiments" set.
I added some glitter to the spots where there were snowflakes on her hair. This earned me +39 sparkle exp points, making the Guardian of Glitter extra proud.
The inside was also stamped using a stamp from the Biggie Christmas Sentiments set. Here you can see the paper I used for Fancy Anya's hair. You can't see the snowflakes on her hair anymore, because that was where I added the glitter. I also stamped around the edges using pumice stone Distress Ink and some cheap snowflake stamp from Michaels (Recollections brand).
Also made the envelope match, making everyone happy (but mostly me). 

This sparkly spectacle will be entered into the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday: It's a WHITE OUT!
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Diva's By Design Challenge #50: Let's Celebrate
Creative Card Crew Challenge #18: Christmas
Use it Tuesday Challenge #38: Use That Ribbon
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #47: Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Penny Black and More September Challenge: Early Christmas Makes

I knew I should tell the Guardian of Glitter to release the poor sparkle nymph, but she was just so pretty to look at. I did make her punch holes in the top of the jar. I wonder what sparkle nymphs eat?

~ Guild Master Crystal ~ 


Melissa said...

Love all that sparkle and white!! She looks cute as a snowflake! Thanks for playing with us at The Greeting Farm FFF. Do you know about Anya Spies over on TGF forum at SCS? If not, you need to find out cause you just might because we have a winner every week just for posting your projects and chatting. Head to Split Coast Stampers and join us!

Lin said...

Love the snowflakes in her hair and the pearly paper behind! Thanks again for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Shirley said...

What a pretty card. I love the pearly embossed card.The minimal colouring on your image works beautifully and I love the touch of sparkle.
Did you know you have the chance of winning some crafting goodies if you enter the "early xmas makes" challenge at Penny Black and More with your card.
Every month there are several craft goodies up for grabs and you do not have to use a PB image.


paperfun said...

Beautiful card and what a great idea to paper piece the hair.

I love your sense of humor. Many salutations from Creative Card Crew.


Margaret said...

Gorgeous image and card. Love your embossing and fabulous idea on the hair. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

Vickie ODell said...

This is a nice combination of embossing with the white and gold. Her hair is lovely! Thanks for sharing it at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

eva said...

i love all the shiny, sparkly-ness! especially with the embossing! so pretty!

Stephanie U said...

Love the monochromatic look to this. Thanks for playing along with Use It Tuesday.

Cathy Clouston said...

I love everything about this card, the colours, the glitter, the snow flakes. Everything! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

Tinkerella said...

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew „Christmas Challenge“!
I wish you good luck – make sure to come back to see who’ll be our winner!
Hugs, Elisa (DT)

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

belldoubleyou said...

This is a beautiful card. Coloring Anya in grey worked out very well.

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