Hello, I’m so excited you have found your way to my little corner of the internet!
You are in the right place if you're interested in.....
- Sparkly Products and Projects
- Mixed Media
- Art Journals
- Making Cards
- Copic Markers
- Ideas & Inspiration
- Techniques, Tutorials, Workshops & Classes
- or if you need a little help to get started!
My Name is Kate Palmer - better known as Sparkle tart, I’m 40+ and live in Townsville, Australia.
I share my beautiful, tropical home with my husband and 2 cuddly cats.
I work full time at a local university, helping people navigate their computers.
In 1996 I bought my first rubber stamp and the rest, as they say, is history.
I'm a firm believer that 'art should be fun' and here @ Sparkle Tart I will show you how to create great looking projects, with simple step by step tutorials. It's all about being creative, enjoying yourself and making pretty stuff!
Being creative with paints, inks, pens, markers etc. is just part of me – I've had a pencil or brush in my hand as long as I can remember (though I haven't always known how to use them properly, I hope to be still learning right up to my last day!). Being creative helps me deal with stress and anxiety, I've found that art calms the nerves on a bad day and on better days, well it's just plain good fun! That’s why I completely adore mixed media and art journaling, no rules, use whatever products you have and go where the mood takes you!
Oh - and how did I get THAT name! I was happily creating in my art room, painting and fiddling with glitter - I hadn't noticed I'd leaned in the glitter and had it all up my arms. My hubby walked in took one look, laughed and said "Well aren't you a sparkle tart!" - the name stuck.