• Allison

July Word of the Month: Sparkle

With 4th of July in just a few days, I thought that we could use a word that represented some of the fun!







Starting with the word sparkle as inspiration I used a picture I had of Drew playing around with a glitter covered mustache photo prop from his Aunt Stacey's 40th birthday celebration. I printed the photo in black and white so I could highlight the sparkly mustache. I used a glue pin and added gold glitter to it so it would really stand out.





When it came to design, I built the whole layout around the star burst design on the patterned paper I used and that giant, glittery "sparkle" word. I arranged everything in the center of the burst design.





I added some glittery gold strips of paper and hand stitching in a few spots on the paper.





For the rest of the layout I went a little product crazy! I used watercolor in four different ways: misting, circles, small dashes and lines, and undiluted specs added with a tiny paint brush.





I also added in some small glitter stars, glitter dots, glitter lines, and Nuvo Crystal drops. It kind of looks like a bunch of products exploded, which thankfully, was exactly the look I was going for! I wanted those elements to all look like an extension of the starburst, bursting out from the paper.


If you choose to play along, be sure to share your layouts!


Products used - Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Glitter paper: American Crafts; Glitter word: Pebbles Inc.; Chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; Nuvo Crystal Drops: Tonic Studios; Watercolors: Pinkfresh Studios

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