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Make a Wish - Layered Journal Page

This is a project where you will need to stick with me - as it goes through several UGLY phases before the final page is complete. This is a really versatile technique, you could try this on scrap pages, cards, journal pages or even canvas. Before I begin, I have to give a BIG thank you to Mixed Media Art who featured this article on their web site, and a shout out to the beautiful Tracy Verdugo, Tracy's class opened... Read more →

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Copic Marker Mermaid

Hello hello. A few of you may know I just took the AMAZING Mermaid Circus class online with Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore - swoon! I've had a ball, though in the usual Sparkle Tart fashion I don't think I'll ever finish all of the lessons! One of the challenges was to draw a face and shade using Copic markers, I won't be telling you Jane's secrets for doing this but I will be showing you my results. Now if... Read more →

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Olloclip - Perfect for Artists and Crafters!

OK you may not have noticed, but for a while now I've been attempting to improve my photography of my projects so you all get a better view of what I'm doing. It's baby steps and a slow process as I figure out what works for my shaky hands and my not so fancy camera. A lot of what I do is detailed work - but you've all been missing out on that - so I've been looking at ways... Read more →

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Colouring your own Shabby Chic Flowers

Today I thought I'd show you a neat little technique for colouring your own shabby flowers. For my regular followers, yes this will look familiar as it bulids on a few posts I did earlier in the year (it uses the same technique). This idea is perfect for those wanting to create shabby chic looks, vintage or even (if you change the colours a little) more realistic effects. I was totally chuffed when asked to share this gorgeous technique with... Read more →

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Confessions of a BAD Student!

Uh oh I'm totally guilty of being a bad student and I didn't even know it! After buying Suzi Blu's book Mixed Media Girls I started following her blog, sometimes confronting, often deeply personal, but always real (have a look you'll love her or loathe her) - I quickly became a fan of this brutally honest, brave woman who creates amazing art. Well imagine my surprise when while reading her recent post, I saw this... Suzi said: "Some of these... Read more →

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Doodling for Beginners

So you've seen some truly fabulous doodling on Pinterest and Google Images and you'd like to try it for yourself, but one problem - where do you start? Well if you are a doodling newbie then start here, but be sure to check out my section on DOODLING as this page is really only a very brief introduction. What Is Doodling? What is a doodle anyway? Wikipedia defines a doodle as: 'an unfocused or unconscious drawing made while a person's... Read more →

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LSG Colour Challenge August 2013

The crew over at Lindy's Stamp Gang are really excited to introduce the August color challenge! It is our hope that we encourage you to try new color combinations, and introduce you to new Lindy‚Äôs Stamp Gang colors! To help get those creative juices flowing I have created the following project inspired by the colours in the August Color Challenge, I can't wait to see what you all create! Now YOU DON'T NEED TO USE ALL 4 COLOURS I did... Read more →

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