Friday, October 5, 2012

Sparkle & Glitter's First Challenge

Welcome everyone! Today is the day that we have rolled out the carpet for our brand new Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis Challenge Blog. For the past two weeks Rick’s Elite Design Team (EDT), and Rick himself, have been sending out a lot of social media messages working up to this much anticipated event. And now that time has arrived!

I feel very honored and privileged to be a member of Rick’s EDT. He has chosen some very talented and creative artists for his team. It is going to be a joy working with each and everyone of them.

Our first Sparkle & Glitter challenge is going to be easy peasy. The theme is “Anything Goes with Bling.” We want to see that sparkle and glitter on your project. You can create anything you want, but it must have some sparkle and/or glitter somewhere on your piece of art.

For my little piece of art I chose to create a greeting card (no surprise there, huh?). I also used Rick’s image Chorus Cutie Faye. Chorus Cutie Faye is available on Rick’s Chorus Cuties Digi Sheet. If you have not visited Rick's Etsy Store, do so, and soon. He adds new images almost daily!

I love this image! Faye spoke to me. She is one of those divas that embraced her "middle-aged spread" and I have to admire that in her. ;o) I colored Chorus Cutie Faye with Copics, and added some Swarovski crystals for the sparkle. I have added a lot of die cuts to this project. I love dimension, but I do not want to lose the image in all of my embellishments. The flowers are from my stash and I have added Christmas Red Stickles for my glitter.

The challenges that Chorus Cutie Faye is entering are:
Nutcrafters – Paper Piecing (I did a lot of layering on the images)
The Paper Shelter – Distressing
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog – Glimmer and Sparkle
Divas by Design - Texture

Now for another added attraction to our brand new Sparkle & Glitter Challenge Blog, we have a “Guest Sponsor” for this challenge. Our guest sponsor is none other that Teri with Delicious Doodles. I think that we all love her amazing digis. I chose to create a project using Teri’s Ivy Fairy. You know me, I love dimension and I think that I accomplished that with all the die cuts. My sparkles are topaz Swarovski crystals, and my glitter is on the wings.

Ivy Fairy will be entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog – Glimmer and Sparkle
Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays – Lots of Layers

Well, that’s it for this glorious Friday. If any of you need a list of supplies that I used on either project, just contact me. I have everything in my notes. I hope you join us at Sparkle & Glitter for our first challenge. Please read the challenge rules which are posted at the bottom of our Sparkle & Glitter Challenge Blog. And always have fun!

Thanks for stopping by. You all have a great and creative weekend!


  1. Morning Aletha, your designs are awesome! Fabulous colours and design on Faye and the fairy card is just fantastic too.

    Have a great weekend.

    Linda xxxxx

  2. A couple of gorgeous makes hun, love the red tones. xx

  3. Morning Aletha, well you certainly created two spectacular cards here. I adore your colouring and composition. Thank you for being here for us all xxx

  4. Love the Red and Black on the Chorus Cutie card its stunning, The Fairy Card is brilliant too, hope all is ok with you and you are feeling better, Love Hazelxox

  5. this is a fantastic colour combination!

  6. Both cards are so very gorgeous. Working with you on the edt is gonna be so fab

  7. Oh Aletha your cards are so sexy lol. I use to loooove to ware Red and Black. Glad to work together on EDT.
    Hugs Nat

  8. Fabulous and gorgeous cards!! Love Rick's work and you've done an outstanding job on the card!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  9. Aletha,
    I just love both of our cards, they are beautiful beyond compare! So stunning!

  10. Hi Aletha! Your creations are amazing! I love the Chorus Cutie in Red and Black.... she looks so oriental! Although I didn't use he, I did colour her, in yellow and gold... can't wait to bling her up to completion! I'm so glad to be creating with you at RSD!

  11. Love your chorus cutie. Fab colouring and great design. I had n't hear of the designer, but now have purchased 3 of his images. Thanks :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week and good luck
    Eileen x

  12. Beautiful job. Your coloring is stunning. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.


  13. A lovely card, so many wonderful layers. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, Hugsi Bee

  14. Oh my! These are stupendously gorgeous! So glad you entered them at TTCRD!


  15. OMG that is beyond gorgeous!!

  16. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  17. Gorgeous Aletha, simply gorgeous! :)


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