Monday, May 18, 2015

Thanks A Bunch-The Challenge #35

May 18, 2015

Welcome to The Challenge!  This week we have an inspiration challenge for you!  

We can't wait to see what you create!  

Just a few things to do:

1. Use the challenge to create a card.
2. Please add the challenge photo to your post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. Have fun.

I hope you will enjoy my card! 

My card was created on a Whisper White card base. (5 1/2 X 4 1/4).  I cut a rectangle panel (5 1/4 X 4) with my stitched dies.  I stamped the vase using Avery Elle-Bottle It Up stamp set in black ink.  I then stamped the flowers using the Stampin' Up set "Forever Florals" in Versa Mark Ink.  I heat embossed the flowers with white embossing powder.  I used a variety of Distress Inks and my Aqua Painter to color the flowers, stems and background. 

I stamped the sentiment using Altenew-Label Love Stamp Set.  I absolutely LOVE this new set.  It reminds me of the old label maker everyone used to use. I tied a bow using white  Baker's twine and added a few sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Don't miss what the rest of The Challenge team and our talented lineup of guests created for this week's sketch challenge. Here's where to find them:

Nance Salkeld
Sandie Munro, featured designer
Jinny Newlin, guest designer
Jen Wills, guest designer
Sarah Platt, guest designer

This is a one week challenge.  It will end Sunday, May 24th at noon. (PST)

Have a wonderful week!


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  1. So serene and lovely Claire! Sweet sequins !!! Lovely so FRESH

  2. Gorgeous water colouring, I must get mine out, you have inspired me!

  3. What a beautiful effect you've achieved here...very pretty!

  4. Gorgeous watercolouring Claire - and I love the sprinkle of sequins too!

  5. LOVE those flowers embossed in white, Claire! And that sentiment- perfect for this image! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  6. Your watercoloring is just amazing! Love how it looks with the white embossed flowers.

  7. I love this card.. the feel of it makes me want to find a meadow and go have a picnic there.

  8. Love your watercoloring technique! Made for a very soft and elegant card!


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