Friday, January 15, 2016

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #22

It's the 15th of the month, which means it is time for another challenge on the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. This time around the inspiration photo is subtle with a pop of color.

I had a stamp set that I hadn't put to use yet and was super excited to use, I had my card almost done and then I saw one of our other team members' card and they were almost identical. I chose to deconstruct my card and change it around a bit. 


The rules have changed a bit for the no longer have to use sequins. Now you can use anything with some sparkle and shine. I used a circle with a pierced edge around it, shaded it with some Distress ink and then covered it with some clear glitter to give it a frosty look.


We also have some new sponsors...this time it's a fairly new stamp company called Right at Home and the lucky random winner of this challenge will win a $15 gift card!!!

Click HERE to be taken to the Sparkle & Shine blog and to play along with us!

Stamps and Dies: Winter Woods (Papertrey Ink) Pierced Cirles (My Favorite Things)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

My Favorite Things color challenge

Happy Sunday everyone! Popping in real quick like to share a card I made for the latest color challenge over on the My Favorite Things blog. This time around we were given the combo of pink, navy, steel, and lime green.

Here's my card...


I used the Pierced Circle STAX dies, Leafy Greenery dies, and the Sweet Safari stamp set and coordinating dies. The giraffe and zebra were colored in with Copic markers. The leafs were die cut out of watercolor paper that was painted with Brusho Pigment Powders.


One more little close up so that you can see those leaves a little better.


It all got topped off with some pretty and sparkly sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for taking a little peek!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year...New Sparkle & Shine Challenge

Hope you all had a fun time ringing in the new year last night. Today is the first of the month so it is time for a new challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine Challenge blog. There is some fun news too...we've added some new design team members and a new sponsor too! Check it all out HERE!

Now onto the project I created for this challenge...


I started by stamping and masking all of the balloons. Once that was done then I stamped the stars with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then added a scattering of some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.


For the sentiment I die cut the 'Amazing' out of white yardstick three times and some painted watercolor paper a fourth time and then adhered them all together for the dimension.


Here is the challenge inspiration photo that we used.

We'd love for you to some and play along with us! One entry will be the lucky winner of a $25 gift certificate to Create A Smile stamps!

Happy New Year to you all.