Color Test with the new Gansai Tambi Gem Colors from Kuretake

Have you seen the stunning new Watercolor set from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi range - well it's called Gem Colors and they are super pretty and metallic looking and today I'm going to have a play and see how they perform. You know I like to play and test out new products before creating anything with them - so for my project for Lulu Art this month I'm going to test out the new Gem colors and see what they... Read more →

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Summer Dreams Leonardo Da Vinci Mixed Media Page

Hello and Welcome to Crafty Sisters YouTube Hop!! You're on the beach as the sun rises over the turquoise waves, or you can smell of fresh roses, or see the peaches hanging heavy on the tree ready to pick - yes, you're looking at a beautiful summer day. My challenge today will be to capture this feeling on an art journal page! Eeep - yes I'm setting myself a BIG challenge and I have to admit it was a little... Read more →

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Peek-a-Boo Journal Page for the Jane Davenport NEW Artomology + Making Faces Hop

OK don't you just love the super fun and happy designs released by Spellbinders as a part of the NEW Jane Davenport Artomology + Making Faces collections - I sure do! So when I had the opportunity to play along with this amazing Blog Hop I jumped at the chance - I hope you all have as much fun as I did playing along with us as we show you some great ideas using Jane's new line of goodies -... Read more →

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Mixed Media Travel Journal Cover for Nomadic Soul Diaries

Well hello there beautiful people. As you may know, I've been traveling recently - I went to the other side of the world and explored Canada. This is the journal I took with me and I can't wait to show you how I created this very special mixed media journal cover colored using the new Lindy's Squirts and a whole host of other amazing art supplies. Now this journal cover actually has multiple purposes, not only did I make it... Read more →

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Mini World Altas Journal Page with Catherine Pooler Inks

Oooh girly squeal - I'm currently counting the days until our holiday and frantically working in the Traveler's Journals, art journals and planners that I'm taking with me to Canada - I'm a gal who likes to be organised. For this page, I thought I'd multi-task and create the title page for one of my journals and test out the blending and water reactive properties of my new Catherine Pooler Inks! Now I need to be totally up front and... Read more →

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Spirit Girl Journal Page with Jane Davenport Supplies

Hello beautiful people, I am so excited to show you what I have created with these gorgeous supplies from Jane Davenport and Spellbinders. Today I'll be trying something a bit different and going subtle and frosty rather than using bright colors! I'm going to use the versatile ColorSticks and Palette Pastels to add color to my project. For those who don’t know me, I’m Kate Palmer, Aussie artist and devoted Davenpeep, though I’m better known as Sparkle Tart online because... Read more →

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Feather Travel Journal Cover

Hello there gorgeous people! I am sooooooo excited at the moment as we are going on our very first BIG holiday in almost 10 years - we are off to Canada! To keep all those special memories I'm making a very special Travel Journal that I will be sharing with you all - some pages will have step by step process clips on YouTube, while others will be a look at the finished page on my Instagram account (@planningwithsparkletart) and... Read more →

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Spring Forest Hop: Travel Journal Page

Hey crafty friends! Welcome to our Spring Forest/Garden Instagram Hop. 12 of us have come from different sides of the globe to bring YOU 12 special projects! We also have generous PRIZES from our sponsors loads of great brands and stores!!! Read till the end to know how to participate! I'm super excited to share my project with you all. My beautiful friend Phoebe has organised a special Instagram hop with a Spring Forest theme (I really do have amazing... Read more →

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Make You Smile Style Art Journaling (How to Paint Simple Roses)

Hello gorgeous people, today I'm going to grab some beautiful paints, a stamp and stencil and of course my signature sparkles, and show you how to create this bright and bold art journal page! It's pretty, filled with simple techniques and really packs a punch of colour! Now as with most things it's easier to show to the process for this page rather than tell you about it - so I've made a short video to walk you through it... Read more →

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Poppy Themed Art Journal Page (with Image Transfer Tips)

Welcome to the Stamperia Hop! We want to celebrate Stamperia and their range of art supplies, so Stamperia sent some awesome products to every corner of the planet and we’ve created 13 fabulous projects with them. Hop along and you have a chance to win one of the 10 mystery boxes Stamperia is giving away (more details at the end of this post). I feel very honored to be a part of the super awesome international Stamperia Hop and I... Read more →

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Create a Simple Face with Jane Davenport’s Making Faces Collection

Hi there – I hope your all as excited about the new Spellbinders range of Jane Davenport Making Faces goodies as I am – gotta say I’m swooning over the yummy rainbow of offerings. For those who don’t know me, I’m Kate Palmer, Aussie artist and craft supply addict, though I’m better known as Sparkle Tart online because I love all things sparkly! You can find me tapping away right here on my blog or sharing snapshots over on Instagram... Read more →

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New Collections Inspirations Blog Hop (7 Steps to a Stunning Journal Page)

Welcome to the New Collections Inspirational Blog hop featuring Jane Davenport supplies by Spellbinders, and I am thrilled that I get to be a part of the FUN! Now in case you somehow missed it, Jane Davenport has just released a new collection of goodies that has had me drooling (you can check out the entire Jane Davenport Artomology Collection here) - so so many yummy must have supplies including the super gorgeous new Die Cutting Machine! The amazing thing... Read more →

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Beginners Acrylic Pour using Dina Wakley Pouring Medium

Today I'm going to play with something new, Dina Wakley Pouring Medium - it's fun and a little scary and my friend Kylie thinks I'm about to make a huge mess, she might just be right (though I hope not)! My entire project today will be an experiment! An experiment with products, colors and mediums - not all of them recommended for use with the Dina Wakley Pouring Medium PLUS I've never done an acrylic pour before so I'm learning... Read more →

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Marabu Mixed Media Art Sprays Road Test

Hi gorgeous people, today I'm going to talk a little bit about the new Marabu Mixed Media Sprays in the Lulu Art store. Marabu sprays are described as brightly coloured waterbased acrylics, for light porous surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood. They are intermixable, water thinnable, quick drying, lightfast and waterproof. Now you all know I'm a total Lindy's spray die hard, so trying a new spray can be a bit challenging for me as I have no idea... Read more →

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Plan with Kate & Jane (well Jane Davenport Supplies!)

Today I'm going to be Planning with Jane - Jane Davenport that is - though sadly not in person! Instead, I'm going to be using up some leftovers from previous projects to create a Jane Davenport inspired horizontal weekly planner layout. So join me and let's use up some of those leftover supplies to create a bright and fun planner spread for this week. I really HATE throwing away perfectly good stuff but I also hate ending up with piles... Read more →

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