Friday, April 15, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 28

It's time for another Sparkle and Shine Challenge. If you like purple, this is the challenge for you! Check out the gorgeous inspiration photo below. All you have to do is create a project using the photo as your inspiration. If your project is chosen as the winner, you will receive a $15 gift card to the online craft store Right at Home.

As you can see, I incorporated the color, the circles and the flowers into my card. The flowers are from Avery Elle's Petal and Stems set. Although it's a solid stamp, I added depth and dimension to it by coloring over it with colored pencils. It creates highlights and shadows, which gives it more definition and adds that little extra touch.

Now it's your turn to make something and enter it into the challenge. What are you waiting for? Go!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Merry Monday 200th Challenge Celebration!

Hello friends out there in blog world! I had the honor of being invited by my friend Kathy Schweinfurth to participate in the Merry Monday 200th celebration. All of the challenge designers invited one guest to participate in the challenge, and Kathy asked me! Thank you, Kathy!!

 The photo below is a montage of four different sources of inspiration. You can choose from a sketch, a color palette and/or two photos. Pick one or pick them all!

I went a little out of my comfort zone with this card. I started by die cutting three different sized circles with masking paper. I placed the masking paper onto watercolor paper then stamped an evergreen leaf image onto the watercolor paper. Afterward, I removed the masks and watercolored the ornaments using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I finished it off with a sentiment from WPlus9, some embroidery floss and some gems.

I encourage you to visit the Merry Monday challenge blog and hop along. Then, make your own creation and enter the challenge.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sparkle and Shine Challenge 27

April is here! With it comes lots of showers and beautiful colors - just like the inspiration photo for the new Sparkle and Shine challenge!

For this challenge, I made a shaker card using stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. I threw in a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Paper Sweeties.

As you can see, I was inspired by the colorful circles and also by the clear background.
 Be sure to visit the Sparkle and Shine challenge blog to see the other design team's creations and then create your own project from the inspiration photo. One winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Create a Smile Stamps!


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