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Monday, December 3, 2018

Silver & Gold & Metallics Line the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

Finishing this year's theme collection of COLORS, the Path of Positivity challenge blog asks for projects using any kind of METALLICS - gold, silver, copper, aluminum, metallic gel gen, glitter, charms - whatever media your Muse inspires you to create with. It's an optional theme, but if your project follows this theme with a healthy amount of metal featured, your entry will be eligible for the Most Inspirational prize from Sparkle n Sprinkle, the guest sponsor this month.
I used a digi image from Sparkle n Sprinkle called Flower Silhouette with a gold and silver color combo. This combo runs through my background papers as well as in my flower blossoms. Then I spritzed on some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for an overall shimmer.
I dug into my jewelry and metal stash and was able to embellish each flower as well as a few butterflies and even the Happy Birthday greeting. To enhance the jewelry bits, I adhered a little fine crystal glitter from Stampin Up.

As I draw near to the end of the year, I am seeing a difference in my crafting stash. My paper has been reduced by about 20%, and my holiday stash is half what it used to be! This has been an ongoing goal, one which has kept me from having the time of my life in stores like Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Sigh! But I am seeing a light at the end of the paper crafting tunnel.

I really like the way my birthday card turned out. The inside's sentiment reads: "May your birthday bloom with wonderful surprises" I know so many people whose birthdays fall in December, this card is completed just in time for a special friend.

Back to the challenge at the Path of Positivity. while the theme is optional, ALL projects must be positive, encouraging or affirming in some way. Lord knows we need all the support from each other that we can get - am I right? So you have until the end of the year (boy, that sounds so weird to write out) to create and get your projects linked up to the Path of Positivity challenge blog for your chance to win some awesome prizes from Sparkle n Sprinkle. I can't wait to see what you come up with!! See you on the Path!!

Challenges I am Entering:
CAS-ual Fridays - Shades of Gold
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Oddball Art - AG w/optional Holiday Haunts & Silly Stripes
Sparkle n Sprinkle - AG w/loose glitter, emb powder, etc
World Wide Open Design Team - AG/must be on DT


Jessica K said...

Beautiful card! I love the gold & Silver you added to the digi image!! I'm working on using up my stash too - it's a big job! :) Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Monthly Creative Challenges!

Jess - DT, Sponsorship & Challenge Coordinator
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Joy Wilson said...

This is such a fun card! I love how you used the metal pieces to accent your digital image! The texture and the printed papers are very pretty too. Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry! Please remember to come see us for the next challenge!!

Hugs, Joy Wilson DT Member

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Wendy DT Member for

ScrappyHorses said...

This is such a great card full of lovely embellishments! Love how you used the metallic theme in this lovely garden! Great job working through your stash this year!

Chrissy said...

I love the metal elements you added to the flowers..gorgeous card..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Gorgeous card .Thank you for joining into our challenge at Classic DT open Challenge Best of luck
Michelle DT

Lori Kobular said...

Love all the different elements on your beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

You did a lovely job with this project. Looks great and nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Shona Erlenborn said...

You went all out on this metallic creation! Love the silver and gold elements. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Monthly Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

*Vicki* said...

What a really beautiful design! Love the silver and gold added to that digital image! Such a clever idea!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our PATTIE’S CREATIONS challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

PaperPlotterLottas-CraftChaos said...

Wow... what a cool idea and great work here. Love it.
Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again in the next month.
Hugs, Tina – DT Leader
Oddball Challenge

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wonderful card. Love the metal embellishments you used to accent the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Oddball Art Stamps Challenge. AJ DT OASC

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

What a fun way to add some dimension to the flowers. Such a pretty card. Very well done. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge - Chris, DT

Melanie Smith said...

Wow I love the metallic looks here. Good for you using up that stash. I need to follow your lead room is over flowing! Thanks for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Monthly Creative Challenges!

Eret said...

Fantastic use of this lovely stamp. Love your card! Thank you for joining with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge