Saturday, September 8, 2012

Variations Week: Kate's View

Hi I'm Kate (aka Sparkle Tart) and I'm very excited to be participating in Variations Week for the first time, though I'm a bit nervous as the regular DT gals all create such stunning cards! For this variations week we are using the tropical image designed by Ching Chou Kuik, 'Toucan' available as a single image or as part of a fabulous plate - ©ching chou kuik's sheet 44, Plate 211.

I've chosen to colour my image with Copic markers and enhance the colours with spica pens, these are wonderful for adding more than just shimmer.  If you look at the close up image below, you get a sneak preview of the technique I used to apply the Spica - can you spot the technique? 
Don't worry if you can't figure it out from the image, because I've created a special clip to show you what I did. You can watch the clip below, or a larger version on our YouTube Channel.
Hope your day sparkles,
Kate P.


  1. This is gorgeous Kate!! Your "debut" has gone above and beyond a smash hit!!
    Love those purple tones and the bits of glimmer.

  2. Beautifully colored and wonderful card!

  3. Gorgeous card, Kate. Love your colouring and the colour choice of your creation. The purple and yellow beautiful flowers are a pefect match.
    Hugs, Karina

  4. Kate your work is just amazing. I love your toucan and the spica addition is lovely. The card embellishments you added are over the top lovely!

  5. Wow Kate, this is breath taking. Your tutorial is fabulous and you did a fantastic job explaining these pens. Your end result is stunning. Love your view on this image. Very pretty.

  6. KATE!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a gorgeous card and I love your use of the Spica Pens. FABULOUS!!!

  7. beautiful work Kate, love the coloring of the bird