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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

My First Creation as Part of the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team

I was one very happy lady recently when I found out that my application to join the Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team was successful.  Today sees my card debut.  Oh I am so excited to be able to work with such beautiful images and to also work with some wonderful crafters and their fantastic creations.
For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps digital image by Elaine Cox called "Mirima".  For those of you that prefer a rubber stamp "Mirima" is also available in a rubber stamp.  I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and highlighted some areas with my Pan Pastels.
I have used my Tim Holtz distressing tool around the edge and then inked with a bronze Brilliance ink pad.  I have used some backing papers I got at a local shop, "the voice of the sea speaks to the soul" backing paper is from a Crafty Individuals paper pad called "The Seaside" and the dotty paper at the front was from Bearly Mine Designs The Boys Zone.  With the dotty paper I have used a wave tearing ruler and inked the edges of the paper to try and replicate the waves of the sea.
I have finished the card off with some muslin which I have frayed (a tip for fraying muslin - normally it can take me ages and ages to do but I had a brainwave and tried using my X-cut distresser and dragged it outwards and hey presto in about 2 minutes it was all frayed and a decent shape!!!), die-cut sentiment, pearls, crab charms, starfish charm and some bunting thread wrapped around my bow maker about 8 times to make a thick bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime - hope this is OK - when I think of summer I think of anything to do with the seaside
ABC Challenge - O is for open
Simon Says - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - For the girls
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Happy Campers - Use metal (metal charms used)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Fantasy and/or fairies
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Allsorts - Here come the girls
Crazy 4 Challenge - Summer inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - Use a digi
Natalie and Amy - Fantasy
Cupcake Craft - Summer scenes
Whoopsi Daisy - Shabby Chic or vintage
Card Mania - Shabby Chic
The Pink Elephant - Summer time theme
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Black, white and one other colour or something fishy 
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and optional extra to make a non-square card
Deep Ocean - For a girl


Marie-Louise said...

This is really beautiful Kym.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Kym! WOW, every time I stop by to see your creations, I've even more impressed. Your art is so beautiful and I consider myself SO blessed to have you share your talents with us by playing along in our challenges. I just LOVE seeing your art, and always look forward to seeing more. Have a blessed week. I just prayed for you, and pray that God will draw you closer and closer to Him as you create and share.
Word Art Wednesday

Chocolate Coffee & Cards said...

This is a really beautiful card! Love the soft pale colors, they look fab with your sweet image! Congrats on your DT position! I can see why they chose you. Enjoy! Thanx so much for joining us at CC&CC, and I hope you come back again soon. Joanne

Chocolate Coffee & Cards said...

This is such a beautiful card! Lovely soft colors that go so perfectly with your pretty image. CONGRATS on your FT position! I can see why they chose you! Enjoy! Thanx for playing along with us at CC&CC. Joanne

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the soft colours & the papers are perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Dawny P said...

This is lovely :) I really like the design and colours you used. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Lozzy T said...

Your 1st card for your new design team is gorgeous, beautiful colours and colouring Kym...Hugs Lozzy xx
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Laine said...

Congratulations Kym, such a beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.
Laine - DT

Louise said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
hugs Louise

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning as always! Congrats on the new DT position. Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Fantasy and/or Fairy

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - love the sweet pea image - thanks for joining the Fab 'n' Funky girly challenge - Hazel, guest designer x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous summer scene Kym!

Thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.


Pat said...

Lovely card, great image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

fabiola jaques said...

très très jolie, magnifiquement colorié, biz

Mynnette said...

This is so pretty! LOVE the beautiful image and your amazing coloring--the colors are beautiful together! Fabulous creation! :)

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Great image, fab card, thank you for joining us at happy campers Pauline x

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, love the way you have finished it off, thanks for joining us at at Allsorts this week, xxx

Tricia G. said...

Such a beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

Jackie said...

Simply darling card! I love the way you colored in this image, it's looks so soft and sweet! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Betty said...

Just beautiful lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and Good Luck

Diane said...

Such a lovely card Kim and well done on your new DT post !! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week at Robyns Fetish !!

hugs Diane xx

Daisychain said...

Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy with such a lovely card. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

Christine said...

Hi Kym congrats on your new DT post..your début creation is stunning..lovely colouring great take on the summertime chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this wk.

smiles Christine x

Karen C said...

Very pretty! Thank you for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Congrats on your new DT Kym and awesome work on this creation, gorgeous use of yellows! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Whoopsi Daisy this week:)

Tracey said...

Fabulous card! Love the colouring and great job with all the papers. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Your card looks great! I love the shape you've used and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!
X - Natalie - X

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty, love the beautiful image and gorgeous yellow tones and those little crab charms are fab, thank you for joining in with Happy Campers challenge
Lindsay xx

KalySto said...

Such a lovely pastel creation!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!
Smiles, Kaly