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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
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
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 :)
I was nervous as well when I started playing - but what's the worst that can happen! Now I just go for it oxoxo
lol - Norah I love your attitude to housework and I also find playing with Jane's yummy supplies pretty distracting :)
Don't worry about 'learning' just have fun playing - you learn as you go! and Thank you oxoxo
Welcome to the New Collections Inspirational Blog hop featuring Jane Davenport supplies by Spellbinders, and I am thrilled that I get to be a part of the FUN! Now in case you somehow missed it, Jane Davenport has just released a new collection of goodies that has had me drooling (you can check out the entire Jane Davenport Artomology Collection here) - so so many yummy must have supplies including the super gorgeous new Die Cutting Machine! The amazing thing... Continue reading
Welcome, welcome and roll right up for the Old Treasures Hop! I am so honored to be a part of this amazing altering extravaganza with 15 renowned Mixed Media artists worldwide! Today I have given myself a bit of a challenge to create something useful and wearable using my mixed media skills - I will be altering a necklace and transforming it into an old treasure with a steampunk theme. Now this one was a bit of a challenge for... Continue reading
Today I'm going to play with something new, Dina Wakley Pouring Medium - it's fun and a little scary and my friend Kylie thinks I'm about to make a huge mess, she might just be right (though I hope not)! My entire project today will be an experiment! An experiment with products, colors and mediums - not all of them recommended for use with the Dina Wakley Pouring Medium PLUS I've never done an acrylic pour before so I'm learning... Continue reading
Hi gorgeous people, today I'm going to talk a little bit about the new Marabu Mixed Media Sprays in the Lulu Art store. Marabu sprays are described as brightly coloured waterbased acrylics, for light porous surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood. They are intermixable, water thinnable, quick drying, lightfast and waterproof. Now you all know I'm a total Lindy's spray die hard, so trying a new spray can be a bit challenging for me as I have no idea... Continue reading
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