Greetings! Today’s project is completely different from yesterday’s, as I jump from eerie Halloween to bright, non-traditional Christmas. Yup! Christmas. I’m working with one of the brand new Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground that is going to be released on Monday, October 5th, and it’s called Merry & Bright. This is one of my favorite new Blends in the release because it is bold and unique.
I just got the Aztec Antlers stamps and dies from Erin Lee Creative and I knew it would be perfect for this colorful Sparkle Blend. I used the Blend as my guide to picking colors from my Zig Real Brush watercolor markers to color in this fanciful moose. I die cut the moose and decided to use Gelatos for my background.
I worked with 5 different colors of Gelatos, which I applied to some gessoed cardstock. I wet the piece to blend the colors with my fingers, and after they dried, I placed the Points of Interest stencil from Picket Fence Studios on top, and removed color with a wet, coarse brush. I wiped away additional color with a paper towel.
You can see in the photo above how bright and cheery the colors in this Sparkle Blend are. They are fun colored snowflakes, many colors of peppermint candies, presents, and various sized sequins. This Blend would be just perfect for birthday cards for people that were born in the Winter (like me!).
I love how vibrant this card is! And there was enough going on, that I didn’t feel like it needed a sentiment. I’m really happy that I got to give you a quick first look at one of the newest Sparkle Blends. If you’d like to see the rest, before they are released on Monday, be sure to watch the FB Live I did on the Doodles Paper Playground Page. You can hop right to it HERE. You can also see what other Blends are available by visiting the Sparkle Blend Shop on Etsy. You can save 10% off of your purchase by using my code, “ALISON10” not including Bundles. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!