Monday, June 15, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge #8

**This is my second post today! If you are looking for my Lawnscaping Challenges post, please scroll down!**

Just a Note

Hello there!  It's time for another Sparkle and Shine Challenge!  This week we are having a sketch challenge based on this sketch:

Our sponsor this week is the super fabulous gang at Winnie and Walter!  You can win a $25 gift card!

Let  me start by saying that I struggle with sketch challenges.  They really ARE a challenge for me! LOL!  I knew I wanted to play with my new WPlus9 Doodle Buds stamp set.  This stamp set is pretty much perfection in my book.  Perfect for coloring techniques, and a whimsical style which I absolutely adore.  I knew as soon as I saw the peeks of this stamp set that I had to have it, and it does not disappoint!  I started off by stamping a bunch of flowers and leaves on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper using Versafine Black Onyx ink.  Then I colored the images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers,  After they were dry, I diecut them with the coordinating dies.  For the different layers on my card, I used the larger frame from new Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die set, and the smaller banner from the  Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners die set.  I cut off the holes from the banner with my paper trimmer, and then ran the banner diecut back through my Big Shot with with Wonky Stitches frame to give the banner the same stitched edge as the other panel.  I arranged the blooms where I wanted them, and then before gluing them down, I stamped the stems.  The sentiment, from the Doodle Buds stamp set is stamped on a banner die cut from the Avery Elle die set, and then I added some of my favorite Sparkling Clear 4mm and 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish things off.

Just a Note

Be sure to stop over at the blog to check out all of the challenge details and get lots more inspiration from the design team! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: WPlus9 Doodle Buds
Dies: WPlus9 Doodle Buds, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners
Paper: PTI White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
Other: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Foam Tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm and 6mm sequins


Janet's Joy said...

Very pretty! What a fun stamp set!

Jen Carter said...

Gorgeous coloring Audrey! Beautiful!

~amy~ said...

ABsolutely Gorgeous!

Kim B. said...

Very beautiful card!!!!

Lisa R. said...

Love your card, Audrey. I, too, bought this set because I cannot resist a good whimsical stamp. You inspire me! I hope you will use this set again in the future and dazzle me some more.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

I love this card! Now I have to buy it...

Diana K said...

What a fun and pretty card. Love this.

Jamie said...

Wow! This card is amazing!