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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Sweet Pea Stampers - Monday 12/7/10

Monday brought the new challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stampers.  Oh boy did I struggle and I nearly didn't enter.  The challenge this week is:  no patterned paper, 1 butterfly, 2 images and 3 different embellishments.  

I chose to use the image Autumn Harvest and stamped with Versafine, embossed with clear embossing powder and out came my Lyra Watercolour crayons.  I enjoyed having a play with these instead of Promarkers.  The second image I stamped with a purple Memento ink pad.  Both images have had Tim Holtz's Tattered Rose and Dusty Concord around the edges.  The backing paper has been made with these two inks and using cut-and-dry foam they have covered the white card.  Next out came the mister.  I have a Cosmic Shimmer one and no matter what I always end up with large blobs so I located my Ranger one I got with Tim Holtz's TSV six months or so ago.  I know Dawn Bibby always raves about these and now I know why as it worked brilliantly.  I sprayed the backing paper all over and then sprinkled on some table salt and then heat set it.  Then I rubbed off the salt to leave speckled areas.  For anyone that knows me - I don't do mess - but I did enjoy having a play.  The images I cut out with a Nellie Snellon die and the large image I weaved in-and-out some black ribbon.  It was tough going as I couldn't find my tapestry needle but I got there in the end.  The card is finished off with a Dawn Bibby butterfly which I coloured with Dusty Concord ink, some purple lace and some pearls.  I am not sure I totally like it but it might grow on me - like the pumpkins and the grapes!!!

This card also fits the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Things with wings
Stamp with Fun - Fairies
The Craft Garden - Fairies
Incy Wincy - Distress it
Papertake Weekly - In the garden
My Time to Craft - Butterfly bliss
CAS-tastic - Use 3 of the following:  (1) stamped or digi image (2) inked edges (3) masking (4) paper piercing (5) lace (6) embossing - so my 3 are (1), (2) and (5)
Simon Says - Let's get fruity.


Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Kym :-) the image is beautiful and I love the colours and shimmer ,,, gorgeous :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Deb Neerman said...

Just beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple(CAS), "S.I.M.P.L.E." challenge!

Carrie said...

ohhh this is lovely..I love the image and I LOVE purple lol...

Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Teri said...

Loving this card hun. Perfect for our recipe challenge at SPS this week. Thanks for being brave and joining us!
Teri x

Pascale said...

Gorgeous card I love the effect of the sprays and the images both look superb. Thanks for stepping outside your comfort zone and joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this week hugs Pascale

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I like the different purples that you used!! Nice coloring, too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Sarah A said...

This is stunning, just perfect in those beautiful soft colours!

Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs this week for our distressing challenge!

Sarah x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card Kym, fab image.

Heather "Hev" said...

Very catchy :) Love it!!

Thank you for joining us this week over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Have a wonderful week
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Jill said...

gorgeous card Kym, love the sweetpea image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

made by fifi said...

fab card - thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge this week x

Karen B. said...

This is really pretty!

Martine said...

This is beautiful darlin, such lovely colours and such a sweet image :), love the embellies too, thanks so much for joining in with this weeks Simon Says Challenge :)


Andrea said...

Very great card - like all of it - so wonderful image and design! Thanks for joining stamp with fun.