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Kate P. (aka Sparkle Tart)
I am a collage - a collection and reflection of every idea I've ever found inspiring, every technique I've ever seen and all the beauty I see in the world. Within me and my work, these things are merged, reflected and somehow become the unique being that is me and the unique form that is my art! I see the world differently to many, I am constantly amazed by the beauty around me. I like to express myself through art - I stamp, I journal, I colour and I create. I love my life and the part that art plays in it. I enjoy learning new things and teaching others new things - I love sharing the WOW moment.
Interests: gardening, card making, cooking, copics, art journaling, mixed media and growing orchids all keep me busy.
Recent Activity
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... Continue reading
Hello hello sparkly people! Today I've set myself a little challenge - a simple black and white background for my journal page! And I'll let you in on a little secret, there is not one brush being used on the page background in any way - none at all! So how am I applying the paint? Get ready to get dirty because we are going to get in there and do some fabulous finger painting to create this B&W background!... Continue reading
Aww thanks Mary - and yes I might just try and slow down with my scratchings this week oxoxo
Today let's get organised, with this simple and easy weekly layout (I don't know about you but I could use some simple and easy ideas about now!). I haven't shared a lot of my own planner pages because in all honesty after I write on them they are a MESS! Not the 'oh it's such a mess' kind where the writing is stunning and everything is perfectly laid out, embellished, spaced and looks amazing - but the OMG chicken scratch,... Continue reading
I'm so excited to be a part of the fabulous Purple Vibes YouTube hop! From the 21st - 27th of June join a fabulous group of artists around the world who have come together to spread love, good vibes (and a few gifts) and created a smorgasbord of amazing projects, techniques and tip for you all to drool over. The only requirement is that the project had to be PURPLE (or with PURPLE as the main color). For the hop,... Continue reading
Hello beautiful sparkly people, today I'm back with a bright and beautiful mixed media card to tempt you to get those stamps and inks out of the cupboard. With a few swipes of ink and a little coloring in you can create this bold and beautiful card that anyone will love. While there are a few steps, none of them are complicated, but just in case you need a little extra information I've filmed the whole process step-by-step. Start by... Continue reading
Goodmorning sparkly friends. Today I thought I'd share a little art journal page with a lot of attitude, a page chockfull of Jane Davenport goodies and yummy colors all available from Lulu Art of course. It starts with a freeform background and journal tattoos and finishes with a face fit for a drama queen. Let me show you how to create your own layered mermaid marker page. This page is nearly impossible to explain in writing (well I could but... Continue reading
When your feet are as ticklish as mind - it's totally an 'active' experience ROFL (Gotta sneak a little fun into every day oxoxo)
I'd be honored Cecilia, post away oxoxo
Welcome to the Stencil Girl and Lindy's Blog Hop, running over the next 3 days (April 18-20), you will find over 30 amazing artists contributing their time and creativity, and sharing fabulous projects using products from 2 great companies Lindy's and Stencil Girl. I've been having a great time this year playing with planners, in particular, my little Hobonichi Weeks Mega which has completely amazing Tomoe River paper. It's so much fun to decorate the page before beginning to create... Continue reading
Welcome to Spring (well in some parts of the world)! I was invited by Nunu Box (along with other gorgeous International artists) to participate in an International Spring Swap and couldn't say no! Now I don't always have time to do things like this but the timing was right and I thought it sounded like fun. The intention of this swap is to not only inspire all of our beautiful followers, but also to show a little love to our... Continue reading
Looking to create yourself an amazing and custom canvas journal cover, but not sure where to start? Don't worry I've got you! Let me show you 10 simple steps to create a luminous, transparent, stunning piece of art that you can use and admire! While I have created my piece on a canvas journal cover, you can use these same 10 steps to create a card, canvas art or even decorate a tote bag, once you know the process there... Continue reading
Hi Joy - a little spray with a gloss varnish or workable fixative :) if you don't like the glossy finish you can use a matt varnish as well - I use 3 coats - spray lightly so the ink doesn't get too wet and reactivate and do each spray in a different direction! Works like a charm!
Thanks Anna - it's ever prettier in person - I couldn't capture the metallic sparkle properly!
Aww thanks Marta - it was lots of fun to play with the layers oxoxo
Today I have a fun little journal page that took me waaaay down the rabbit hole, with one of the new Fowler Face stencils from Artist Cellar! Now for those who find drawing faces from scratch a bit intimidating, face stencils are the perfect way to get started! They give you a wonderful framework that you can play with and make your own. For this page, I decided to use the 1/4 turned face stencil called 'Joy'. To start, trace... Continue reading
From the humble house cat to the mythical dragon, animals have provided some of the greatest creative inspiration to artists throughout the ages. We as humans seem to feel a deep and abiding connection with the other inhabitants of our planet. So, in Week Three we are taking artistic inspiration from our favorite animals. This can be in any way you like, consider your favourite animal, what the animal means to you, a time you have had contact with your... Continue reading
Hello gorgeous people! Are you getting ready to send your kids back to school or perhaps going back to school yourself? It's always nice to start off the year with beautiful stationery and supplies and today I'm going to show you the World's easiest Page Tabs and how to make them in under 5 minutes! So let's get started. SUPPLIES Gather your supplies - you won't need many! Paper punch (I'm using a hexagon shape from Fiskars, circles, squares or... Continue reading