Mallard - Female

Monday, March 21, 2011

Glitter Ritz Flutterby

It's Monday again, the start of another week.  I can't believe how fast the weekends go. But I did manage to get some colouring done, so quite happy about that.

Today's card is made for a little girl who is turning one! Wasn't quite sure which image to use but as I was going through my bella stamps, I came across this adorable image. Her name is Flutterby Huggabug

I stamped Flutterby on bella's bestest paper and colour her with prismacolor pencils and gamsol/oms.   I based my colours on this DP from Papersalon.  I've had this for a few years, I can understand why - it's so pretty, didn't want to cut into it, but I'm getting better at that.

Can you see how glittery her wings are? Well I tried a new product called Glitter Ritz.  Have you used it before? I picked up this product at Paper Pickle.  It's the Crytstal - Warm Highlight - which has gold tones to it, where the Cool has blue tones.  This glitter is micro fine.  I covered the wings entirely using a glue pen, waited for a bit until it was just tacking, then poured this glitter on, and burnished the area where the glue was, tapped off and viola - glittered wings.
The difference with using the glitter is that it is so smooth, there is no raised area as you would get with the other glitter, because you burnish it with you fingers and it's micro fine.  This glitter comes in a wide variety of colours. 
I finished up the card by doing some stitiching and added some ribbon and a bow.

I'll see you in a couple of days with another adorable card.

Enjoy your day!


Dana White said...

OH she is so CUTE and all the glitter on her wings is perfect!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Great papers like you said...bright and cheery and love the way you added the ribbon. When it comes to anything glittery you know I am all over it.

Crafty Cath said...

Adorable. The colors say girl all the way. And the super fine glitter is perfect girl bling too. I've never heard of this product though so thanks for sharing - perhaps I have another reason to head to Chatham - dang why'd I move away?

Carla Murphy said...

Love this one! Beautiful job. (Need Glitter Ritz now...)