This week is my favourite time on Sweet Pea Stamps. Before I was on the Design Team I used to long for this week whereby the Design Team would make a card/creation using the same image. I was always amazed how different the cards were. Now what amazes me - and I still have to pinch myself at times - is that I am part-and-parcel of this wonderful Design Team so I get to show you my creation I have made.
For our cards/creations this month we had to use the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Karen Middleton called "An apple a day". It is available as a digital image or as a rubber stamp. For my card I have used the digital image and made it a little bigger than I normally do. I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and highlighted areas with my Pan Pastels and some Stampendous Fran-tage in Shabby Blue. I have inked around the edges with a chalk ink pad. The backing papers I have used are bright pink and lime green and are freebies from Summertime Designs.
Here is a close-up of the image with the Fran-tage. I still struggle with this stuff blowing off even though I heat from underneath but at least I am getting more staying on the card!!! I have coloured a chipboard die-cut petal shape with a Rose Bud Memento ink pad. I then stamped in black Versafine "Happy Birthday" using a freebie stamp and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used a peg stamp and the same Rose Bud ink pad and stamped around the edge. I have finished the card off with a Tim Holtz butterfly border die which I have inked with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass and Peeled Pain distress ink pads, doilies, gingham ribbon bow, flowers and gems.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
As Your Like It - Favourite ribbon and twine - I like lots of ribbon but one of my favourites has to be gingham as it goes with so many different card designs and this is my last bit of bright pink gingham that I have been "saving" for some time now!!
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Summer fun
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Pattie's Creations - Embossing
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Graph It - Summer sunshine
Fussy and Fancy Friday - BINGO board - Middle horizontal row of green, free (gems) and ribbon
2 Sisters - Favourite embellishment - ribbon
The Squirrel and the Fox - Whimsical
A Gem of a Challenge - Summer
Totally Gorjuss - Hot, hot, hot! - Hot pink used for my card
Pile it On - Outdoors
Robyn's Fetish - Lots of layers
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Glitter n Sparkle - Summer holiday/summer
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist of use a school supply
Card Mania - Your favourite embellishment - ribbon
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and punches
Papertake Weekly Weekly - Occasion-ally
Ribbon Carousel - Summertime fun
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Lace and/or ribbon
Inky Impressions - Anything with wings
I Love Promarkers - Summertime
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes