Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Brings All Things New - Glitter Queens January Blog Hop

It's that time again... Time for our monthly blog hop with the Glitter Queens 😍 

We're kicking off the New Year featuring all things NEW from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration and/or Occasions Catalogs. I don't know about you, but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sooooooo many things from these new catalogs! I honestly had a REALLY hard time figuring out what I was going to feature this month... 

 Since I couldn't make up my mind, I finally settled on sharing 3 cards with you. 😍
But don't worry! They are all created using basically the same materials πŸ˜‰ Let's take a look!!

For my first card I started with some shimmery white card stock and simply doused it with water before sprinkling on some of the amazing Brusho Crystal Colours using the green, blue & yellow...  (( the trick here is to saturate the paper before adding the crystals so that they start spreading right away.))  I also sprayed more water in some areas after I had sprinkled the crystals to get the desired effect of mixed colors before setting it aside to let it all dry.
Once the card stock was dry, I used my aqua painter to add quite a few droplets of water. The water droplets spread and give a pretty cool  droplet effect adding more texture and movement to this deep sea background.

Here's a closer look at the finished mermaid shaker card 
😍 I've Gotta Say, I'm TOTALLY loving Brusho!!! πŸ˜

For my next card I followed the same steps as the first, but used mainly Green with just a bit of blue to brighten up the color ** It is so fun to add colors to get just the right look your going for ((makes me feel like an artist...if only for a moment! πŸ˜‰)) Next, I stamped the dragon using Memento Black then cut him and the flame out with the coordinating dies and my trusty big shot. 
I just LOVE how the sparkles from the Shimmery white card stock shine through the colors on each of the cards to add that extra special touch!!!😍

This last card is my FAVORITE!!!  I totally love  the vibrancy and depth of color. I followed the same steps as above except this time I taped off the edges using some washi tape from my stash so that I could get a clean water color type boarder. It also helps a little with the paper bending since we are using so much water here.
I used mostly the blue crystals for this card but I also added a little red to give a slight purple tint. ** Again my tip here is LOTS & LOTS of water... You really have to have a good amount of water so that the color spreads and blends.  Next, I added the adorable unicorn that has been kissed with just a touch of pink πŸ’ and then finished it off with a pretty bow and my favorite sparkly sequins πŸ’– So pretty and FUN!! 

Thanks for stoping by today! I hope I have inspired you to try out the new Brusho Crystal Colours for yourself.. πŸ’ž By the way, You should totally try them!  You won't be sorry you did!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

Now let's keep on hopping and check out what the rest of the FABULOUS Glitter Queens have been up to for this months hop 😍   

Up Next on the hop is Tracy

Here is a complete list of all 
the Glitter Queens Hopping along with us this month 😍

πŸ’« Dawn Griffith
πŸ’« Dee Slater
πŸ’« Michelle Veller ** you are here
πŸ’« ** up next Tracy Bradley

Thank you so much for hoping along with us today!
Creative Blessings,
Michelle 😘

List of the products used on todays cards


  1. This suite is on my round 2 of orders! Your Brusho work is AWESOME. Thanks for the inspiring projects!

    1. Thank you so much! This is a FUN suite to play with for sure!

  2. Wow! These 3 cards are great and your Brusho backgrounds are wonderful. I have them and the Magical set coming tonight and can't wait to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you for the compliment! I suggest you carve out some playtime with your new goodies right away because your going to LOVE it!

  3. Absolutely love these cards and what you can do with Brusho! On my wishlist for sure.

    1. Thank you! You are going to LOVE playing with Brusho for sure!!

  4. Michelle Your backgrounds are beautiful. I love the mermaid shaker card ( adorable) I haven't played with my Brusho yet but it's on my list of "To Do's". Love your cards Michelle! Hugs

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement Dawn as well as always inspiring me to create more!!!

  5. Your style reminds me of Jennifer McGuire - LOVE it!! First time to your blog - how can that be?!? Very nice!!

    1. Oh my goodness what a complement, I LOVE Jennifer McGuire!! Thanks so much Sue, you totally made my day!!

  6. Michelle Love the technique tips. As always, your cards are adorable. Awesome job! Debi

  7. You did an amazing job on those cards. Love how you did the backgrounds and the dragon.

  8. Michelle, I love your cards! The backgrounds are gorgeous. My favorite is the last one too - the color you achieved is just beautiful.


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