Monday, March 26, 2012

Bird is the Word - Sparkle

Hi Girls,
Sorry I haven't been around much lately, but I have been super busy.  I was at the Craft and Sewing Show in Brisbane for the last 4 days helping out at the Scrapmatts booth and had a lot of fun demonstrating and showing all our lovely ladies how to use the chippies with a mini class.  Now I am back into getting all my DT commitments up to date... busy busy busy!!  I am hoping to catch up with all of you and leave some blog love in the next few days.

I can't believe we're already on a new word.. the days are just flying by!  This fortnight the new word at Bird is the Word is "SPARKLE".  To enter just use the word or a derivative of the word on your LO, Card or Project.  There is also an optional sketch created by the talented Mary Thomas for you to use if you so wish.  Click on the link HERE to check out all the gorgeous creations from the DT.

You Sparkle and Shine
Wasn't too sure what to do for this word at first, but then I remembered on old photo of Luke whilst we were on holiday that I love, as the sun is shining on his face and I managed to capture him mid-splash.

I kept it fairly simple and had a play on the background with some gesso, tape and glimmer mist.  I used some MME papers as they have a beautiful glitter effect which went perfectly with this fortnight's word.  I also used some gold Kindyglitz on my title to tie in with the glitter effects of the pp's.

Sketch created by Mary Thomas

Materials:  MME Lost and Found, Prima Printery pp's, Tim Holtz tissue tape, Prima chipboard stickers, MME Stella Rose label stickers, Jenni Bowlin buttons, D-Lish twine, Glimmermist - sunflower, Basic Grey alpha stickers, Kindyglitz, Gesso

Check out this LINK to the super-talented Marivic Clifton's new blog and Etsy shop called Zeus and Zoe's.  She is selling the most divine kits and embellishments and has an amazing new Design Team.  Here are some pics of her stunning kits and  Sandi Taloumis's project for this month using Marivic's gorgeous embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.. your comments really make my day.

Cathy :))


  1. Sparkle = what a great word, love your page with a touch of glitter, so fab,
    Gorgeous kits in Zeus and Zoe, delightful :)

  2. Oh Cathy this is an amazing layout ... the photo is so perfect, and everything around it just highlights it ... it popped out at me on the BITW blog and I just had to drop by to tell you so! :) Have a great day!

  3. Hey there Cathy, I just love love love this one, my new fav!! The background is divine :) Also had the joy of seeing your work IRL at the scrapmatts stand in Brissy yesterday, amazing layouts and even better in the flesh!!!

  4. Hi.. It sounds like you are busy!! I hope you had a great time at the craft show.. I didn't get there.. I hope to go to the big one in June!!!(loud hints dropped to hubby!!!) wow.. your layout for BITW is stunning.. perfect photo for the word too i think.. gorgeous design and embellies.. always... always love what you do.. and congrats to you.. I have seen your name in the latest SC mag... beautiful work there too!!

  5. Hey this is a grat layout Cathy.
    Perfect papers for the word sparkle too!

  6. Cathy,

    what a beautiful LO!! The photo is outstanding! It is simple but yet it so gorgeous. You do't need to add a lot to make this page "SPARKLE", great artists can do that..YOU are definitely one of them!

    Thanks for the shout out and love! I appreciate it. You are truly a great friend.


  7. Oh this page is just amazing. I love the photo and how you have designed your details around it is just perfect. Beautiful Cathy. xx

  8. Just outstanding Cathy! I love the richness of the monochromatic colors. And, the background techique is so very creative.

  9. Wow Cathy, this is just gorgeous. The photo is just beautiful and you have used that paper just perfectly for the shot and the theme. LOVE it.

  10. One thing I love about your layouts is the absolute harmony and balance they have both in design and colour (have I already said that? if so, yep, I can't help repeating myself). This one is no exception! Thank you for the inspiration, Cathy!

  11. Just gorgeous Cathy....I love your versatility and that you can make an absolutley gorgeous feminie layout and an awesome male layout....(sounded like a teen didnt I?? LOL )
    beautiful inspiring!

  12. Beautiful layout Cathy - love all the gesso and the papers and photo are just perfect for the word...

  13. I found another brilliant idea here,
    I like the photo and all the details here.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Card Printing
    Scratch Cards

  14. Love your lo! Just absolutely fabulous!

  15. I love your page!!! I like the photo and the details!
    Beautiful work!!

  16. Gorgeous layout and wonderful picture!!Channa

  17. You are absolutely right, that photo of Luke sure is wonderful! Each and one of your pages has the wow factor and this one's no exception. Love how elegantly you have put that sparkle to your page with a few but oh so wellplaced touches! It's absolutely gorgeous Cathy! xoxox

  18. You make it look so easy Cathy, beautiful.