Create a Simple Face with Jane Davenport’s Making Faces Collection

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... Read more →

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Winter Themed Hanging Ornament (Winter Magic Hop)

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... Read more →

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Jane Davenport's Incredible Inks on Yupo

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... Read more →

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New Collections Inspirations Blog Hop (7 Steps to a Stunning Journal Page)

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... Read more →

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How to Alter a Necklace (for a cool Steampunk look)

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... Read more →

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Beginners Acrylic Pour using Dina Wakley Pouring Medium

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... Read more →

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Marabu Mixed Media Art Sprays Road Test

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... Read more →

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Plan with Kate & Jane (well Jane Davenport Supplies!)

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... Read more →

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Finger Painted Abstract Art Journal Page

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!... Read more →

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Plan with Me - July (Simple Weekly Spread)

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,... Read more →

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Folding Purple Tryptic Panel: Purple Vibes YouTube Hop

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,... Read more →

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Bright and Beautiful Mixed Media Card

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... Read more →

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Jane Davenport Layered Mermaid Marker Page

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... Read more →

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Self Care Planner Layout for Stencil Girl and Lindy's Blog Hop

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... Read more →

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Layered Mixed Media Jane Davenport Journal Cover (in 10 steps)

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... Read more →

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Welcome to Spring Swap: Mixed Media Canvas Journal Cover

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... Read more →

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Alice Mixed Media Journal Page (Testing Mermaid Markers)

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... Read more →

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Inspiration from Your Favourite Animal (Enhance Your Creativity)

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... Read more →

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The World's Easiest Page Tabs (and how to make them in under 5 minutes!)

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... Read more →

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Plan to Live Your Level 10 Life

What is Level 10 Life? For me, it is both a motivational tool and sort of a 'Mental Health' check for life, a way for me to check in with myself each year and make sure I am doing everything I can to live the best life I can and plan to make things better. It gives me a chance to think about my life and make sure I am putting in 100% to live the life I want and... Read more →

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52 Weeks of Sparkle: Journal and Planner Prompts

Are you looking for a little help getting started in your journal, art journal or planner this year? Let me help you with this list of weekly journaling and planning prompts - one for every week of the year! Whether you're a planner girl, an art journaler, journal keeper, list maker or even a writer, you can use these 52 prompts. Whatever your passion, these will help to enrich your life and provide a bit of direction if you are... Read more →

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Happy New Year 2018: Move and Learn

Happy New Year 2018 - I hope it will be a year of marvellous and happy times, filled with fun, creativity, kindness and growth! I have 2 goals for 2018 - I've been fairly modest on purpose - to MOVE and to LEARN! For a while now there have been things I've wanted to do, but I have yet to take steps towards achieving any of them (well most of them). Last year I had a bit of a scare... Read more →

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Quick Watercolour Christmas Card

Can you all tell I've been having a complete blast making Christmas projects lately! It seems everywhere I turn there is another idea for a new project - must be the Christmas sparkles inspiring me. Today I've created a simple Christmas card with a water coloured background, a little stamping and a foiled Christmas sentiment. You can grab the yummy goodies I've used from Lulu Art of course! The steps are fairly simple, so let me show you how to... Read more →

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Frida Art Journal Page with Sgraffito

OK how could I resist making an art journal page using Jane Davenport and Kylie Fowler supplies, especially now that Kylie is carrying Jane Davenport supplies in store I kinda HAD to make this page. I was inspired by the riot of colours in the new collage papers and felt like I needed to make an equally riotous and wild page. From there it was a short hop to Frida Kahlo, as it's Frida I think of when I think... Read more →

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Christmas DIY Shaker Card and all My Best Shaker Card Tips!

Today I'm going to share all my best secrets for making a simple Shaker Card, no fussing about just quick, simple and reliable! If that's not enough I've made this card using the beautiful Prima Rose Quartz collection and shimmering Starburst sprays from Lindy's as part of a very special Christmas YouTube Hop with some amazing artists - I can't wait for you to see what Tiffany, Bona, Anita, Lanette and Tantalya have created! SUPPLIES To make a card like... Read more →

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