.... the sketch challenge over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC55 is really pretty. It's been designed by Belinda Chang Languer - she's got lots of layers on the sketch. Great, I can play with my nesties!! The sketch is made for dies and I had fun!!
First I checked out my "Colour Coach" cards from Stampin' Up! - I wanted to find some colours that they suggested worked really well together. I focused on melon mambo - a gorgeous hot pink, and ended up coordinating it with river rock and rich razzleberry - yum! They sound so tasty. I've stuck to the layout on the sketch, just changed a few shapes! It's very clean and simple.
As you can see, I used three different Spellbinders sets - and I kept the cut shapes plain - I did try stamping some patterns onto some of the shapes, but it became too cluttered. So I made a few more and kept them plain!! I stamped the lovely hibiscus flowers in Versamark and heat embossed them with clear powder, I love the tone-on-tone effect this gives. I cut out the flowers, keeping one set whole and cutting the other sets into bits! I added some glitter to the inside of the flowers - sadly you don't get to see just how pretty they are in real-life. Finally, I added the sentiment. I went for a small sentiment in plain text - unfortunately as I lifted the stamp it slipped a bit!!! That'll teach me to make cards at silly times - I finished this last night (or this morning) at 1.00am!!! Still, I'm pleased with this card - it's a bit outside my comfort zone.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit - Boy, Say It Loud
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Rich Razzleberry
Spellbinders: Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) #6, Big Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-249) #5, Stars (S4-092) #3, 2 and 1
Card: Stampin' Up! - River Rock, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Card and glitter from stash
Now, I'm about to head off to craft class. I'm going to have a go at a card for this week's OLW - it has to have clouds!!! I'm struggling with this one - but I'll give it a go.
Some of you may have noticed a little blue box at the top of my sidebar! It's counting down the days to my Blog Anniversary. I can hardly believe it's nearly a year since I started on this adventure. It's been such fun. I'll be posting something special about my Blogversary soon - keep your eyes peeled!! On that note - see you later :)