A few weeks ago I bought some Starlights paints from Inspiration Crafts which are beautiful and perfect for projects such as this. They cover well and shimmer as the light catches them. I no longer need to buy specialised base card, I can just paint what I need. So for example in the video you'll see I punched the leaves around the flower from card stock painted with a white starlights paint. It doesn't show so clearly in the pictures below but in real life those leaves really shine out.These are two notebooks I was asked to create for a friend's two small daughters. My brief was "make it pink and make it glittery!". I like pink and in moderation I like glitter but I rarely put the two together. But the brief set off an association of ideas and the picture I had in my head was a confusion of fairy tale princesses such as Sleeping Beauty and Snow White in a garden. It all made sense when I started planning these books around the idea of flowers and faded roses. I know my flowers don't look much like roses but I'm no gardener ;) I also wanted a "clean" look so white was always going to play a strong role.
In this video I am working on the two books at the same time but I've edited so you see the process for only one book.
Enjoy the video - and if you feel inspired, visit my You Tube Channel (Attic Lane) and give me a thumbs up. :)