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Monday, 19 January 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Art Contest - Progressive Challenge - Part One

Over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook Art Contest they are holding a Progressive Challenge throughout 2015 for something a little different.

The rules of the Progressive Challenge are as follows:

(1) The theme for Part One is "Anything Goes" and you can create any project you want.
(2) You must use a Sweet Pea image, digital image or rubber stamp. Whatever image you use must be available in the Sweet Pea Stamps online store.
(3) You can enter as many times as you want. Your entry, or entries, must be a NEW and DIFFERENT PROJECT.
(4) To be eligible for your FREE image in two weeks, you must enter this first part of our progressive challenge. 
(5) If you write a blog post about your entry, we would love for you to list a link to our Facebook Group.
(6) Please use this album to enter your projects

Certainly different but certainly fun.  There are challenges that allow you to ask for a free image to use for the challenge but some people have no intention whatsoever of entering and just want to receive the free image.  It is kindness itself that companies will give away freebies so doing something like this will stop those that just want a freebie and those that actually take part want to actually take part in a challenge and have some fun and that the freebie is just an added bonus.
I have made this card for someone celebrating their birthday this month.  It can be quite gloomy at this time of the year so I thought this bright and cheery card would be perfect.

This is a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Norma J Burnell called "Forest Guardian".  It is available as a rubber stamp (and if you are quick it is "on sale" at the moment!!) and as a digital stamp.  I coloured the image in some time ago and thought it was about time it was made into a card.  I have coloured the image in with tones of yellows and oranges and highlighted areas with my Graph'it white pen.  I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz's Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress inks.

The backing papers are from my stash.

I have used a Creative Expressions script stamp and stamped over a Tim Holtz Butterfly die-cut and also some tissue paper.  With the tissue paper I allowed it to dry and then cut 30 of two different sizes of Spellbinders scallop circle die.  I then shared them between the two and made then into flowers held together with a brad, scrunched up, inked with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed distress ink and brushed over with some Stickles glitter glue for some added sparkle.  After stamping the butterfly die-cut I have inked this with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress ink.

I have finished the card off with a Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, little dangley butterfly charm (made with a charm, jump rings and some small beads), tiny confetti butterflies (despite the size I made the butterflies 3 dimensional by folding the top layer in half, sticking together and inking with Mustard Seed distress ink.  Not an easy task when the butterflies are so small but the tweezers Joanna Sheen sells in her shop were perfect for the job), 5mm cream pearls and 25mm gold organza ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Sweet Pea Stamps and Friends Facebook Art Contest - Progressive Challenge - Part One - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Girly challenge
Digi Choosday - January birthdays
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Moving Along with the Times - Dies and/or punches
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
CCC Digi Creations - Digi/flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge - Birthdays for a girl
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to add some sparkle (Stickles glitter glue)
Di's Digi Designs - Add sparkle (Stickles glitter glue)
Little Claire's Challenge - Bright and beautiful
Pile it On - Fantasy
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts - Say it with flowers
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Butterflies
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes

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Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Kym

~ginny said...

Thanks again for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments Kym! Your color palette on this one is a wonderful choice and I really like the small details like the print on the butterfly die cut,the 3-D butterflies in flight and most of all, the work you have done with your white pen! Beautiful results!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#123 - ATG ]
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Eve's Card Designs said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge for this weeks theme of 'Birthdays'!

Yvonne (DT)

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Kym. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely Card, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazel (Didos)

Michelle said...

An amazing creation - great colours and design - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card Kym, wonderful rich colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Natalie said...

Hi Kym!
great card and a lovely color choice!
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

Billie A said...

Very nice card. I like the monochromatic colors. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination for our always ATG challenge.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the yellow color theme - works beautifully on this image! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

tanya miller said...

Love your colour choices for this card and especially the rabbit. Thank you for joining in the birthday challenge week 2 for Digi Choosday.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fab card Kym, the colours are so pretty, thank you so much for playing with Simply Create Too.

Warm hugs

Kim Heggins said...

You are so sweet and thoughtful to make such a bright and cheerful birthday card. Love all the beautiful yellow you used. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

Judy McKay said...

Fabulous card Kym, very creative. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see your art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Kat said...

Great card, Kym. Thank you for joining our challenge at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Kat DT

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Caz s said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday, and good luck.

Caz DC DTxx
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Jo Ann said...

Love the monochromatic color scheme of your card...So beautiful! Thanks a lot for joining our challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed day!


Anne Jang said...

Love all the different shades of yellow! Another beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at love to scrap challenge blog!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Kym, such a beautiful image and gorgeous colours.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

CraftYourPassion said...

Beautiful work,Kym.Adore your colour choices too.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Paper Panda said...

Gorgeous project, unusual colours too" Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!
Mandy x (AS DT)

Julie S said...

Lovely card Kym and the yellows are perfect to brighten someone's day. Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog.

Lexie said...

Simply stunning! Thank you for joining us over at Scribble and Scrap. Good luck.