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Kate P. (aka Sparkle Tart)
Australia
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.
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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... Continue reading
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Ever wanted to make a DIY foil page for your planner something cute and happy - well I did and I'm going to show you how I created this page in my super short and very sparkly and shimmery video! You're not going to need a lot of products for this, just grab: affiliate links in use where possible Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine Irridescent Minc Foil Stalogy A6 planner Happie Scrappie Printables - these are digital files that you... Continue reading
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Hello gorgeous people - I'm back today with a really simple art journal page, something I would usually do for myself as playtime! Recently I was lucky enough to lave a cuppa (Australia for a drink and a chat) with the fabulous Kylie fowler from Lulu Art (yes THAT Kylie!) seriously how lucky am I!!! We were chatting about the art we do for fun - you know the sort, not for any particular purpose or project - but just... Continue reading
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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... Continue reading
You are so welcome June - I love showing everyone amazing products and how to use them!
Aww thanks Lori oxoxo It's my absolute pleasure to share!
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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 -... Continue reading
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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... Continue reading
This was an interesting watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSlz3H8EoA
Hi Sharon - I've used workable fixative and (waterbased) gloss spray over this with no problems - might be some unwanted reaction between the urethane and the paint. If you have these try a test on a scrap piece before spraying (I've ruined one or 2 things with a finishing spray myself!) I've also heard good things about Kamar varnish from Golden - might be worth a try?
Thanks Ken - will go check this out oxoxo
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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... Continue reading
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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... Continue reading
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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... Continue reading
Aww thanks so much Katie - glad you liked it - my Mum sure did oxoxo
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Hello gorgeous people! Today I'm going to show you how to make this super pretty card that uses just one stamp, plus a bunch of beautiful products and techniques to really turn it into something special. I'll be pulling out all the stops for this one as It's for my Mum's 70th birthday and I really want to make her something special! I'll be using products from Ranger, Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) and Jane Davenport and I can't wait to... Continue reading
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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... Continue reading
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Hi gorgeous people, today I'm going to be making some fast fun cards with Dynaflow inks from Lulu Art! Now Dynaflow is not something I've used a lot so I'm going to have a play with 3 different techniques to create three different but equally beautiful cards. Start by gathering up your favourite watercolour card stock and a rainbow of Dye-na Flow ink colours (you can get these at Lulu Art!). You can watch and learn how I made these... Continue reading
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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... Continue reading
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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... Continue reading
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Hi there – thank you for joining me again to learn a little more about the stunningly versatile ColorSticks from Jane Davenport and Spellbinders. Today I'm going to show you a few different techniques that you can use to make a bright and beautiful card just like this one. 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 I love all things sparkly! You can find... Continue reading
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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... Continue reading
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Welcome to the fabulous Winter Magic Hop! Yes, a HOP - that means there are some amazing sponsors and even more amazing prizes so read to the end for details! For this special winter themed hop I decided to bring to life something that has been buzzing around in my brain for over 12 months! I've been gathering supplies and trying to imagine what I might make, and this is it a scenic winter themed Hanging (or sitting) glass ball... Continue reading
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Want to make a beautiful background that practically leaps off the paper? Then let me show you how amazing Jane Davenport's INKredible inks look on Yupo paper and you will be racing to the store to grab the supplies and try this yourself. No seriously, I mean RUNNING, sprinting - it's so amazing! Create your own Yupo Background Step-by-Step Spray Yupo with water and drip on a little of each colour of Incredible ink Spritz with water from a height... Continue reading
Thank you Katrina - I seem to be drawn to bright colors :)