I was having a look back over my recent blog posts and realised that it has been ages since I sat down and entered some challenges. Apart from creating for the Festive Friday Design Team and creating items for a Mystery Box swap and presents for my nieces which I will be able to share shortly, I really haven't been doing much creating lately. So today I have set aside to get inky!
I love the colours in the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week, and knew I would have to use some glimmer paper, the Freshly Made Sketches was just perfect as a design. I sponged some Melon Mambo onto the silver glimmer paper (this is very messy and takes ages to dry) after cutting it out with my Big Shot. The decisions on colours really came down to which ribbons I had to match so used Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo and then stamped the ornament in Tempting Turquoise. The rhinestones are the little ones from Stampin' Up! and I coloured them with a light blue permanent marker, which ended up being a perfect match! The background is Raspberry Ripple which I embossed and then spritzed for some additional sparkle.