Welcome to the first KLSNS Blog Hop!
You should have arrived from Kelly's blog (Wishin I Was Stampin') and if not, you will want to start at the KLSNS DT blog so that you get all the words to complete the SPARKLY phrase at the end to be entered in the drawing to win the GRAND PRIZE!
Since I'm a big fan of gift sets, I decided to use Lauren Meader's template to create a 'Box Bag' (tutorial HERE) which is the current Stampavie challenge and can hold many different goodies:
The Basic Grey 'Bittersweet' DP is perfect for paper piecing Lily's dress -- you get an intricate pattern without the effort of coloring! I couldn't resist adding in a touch more sparkle with Stardust glitter pen accents, gemstones, and these fun crystal flowers sent to me by a sweet friend (thanks, Tina!):
Have you admired the glitter brads, but thought they were a bit pricey? Or just not had the perfect coordinating color available? I wanted sparkly brads to go with this project, but my plain red brads were a bit too red. Putting on my McGuyver hat, I pressed the brads into a Versamark pad, dipped them in iridescent glitter EP and heat embossed them to form a darker, glittery version:
To tuck into the gift box, I created another of my favorites: a mini comp book and coordinating beaded pen (Emily's pen tutorial HERE):
This sketch is from a great new site I found, Clean and Simple Stamping. Tilda's dress is paper-pieced with SU's Coated White Pinstripe DP to add extra shimmer:
I sprinkled glitter over the pen following microbead application to fill in any tiny open areas and add just a bit more sparkle. The glitter is much more impressive in real life, but here's a little bit more detail:
We would love for you to join us and make your own Sparkly creation - if you post it on your blog with a link to the KLSNS design team blog (leave us a comment there) and we'll enter you again. Plus, who knows what Kelly has up her sleeve, she could be giving away some other surprise "blog candies" so be sure to leave some luv everywhere! (wink!)
And that's not all ...
Leave a comment here and I'll draw a random winner to receive the gift box, altered mini comp book and beaded pen above!