Wednesday 8 July 2015

Addicted to Stamps Challenge # 152

Another week has whizzed by, which means its time for yet another new challenge at Addicted to Stamps. The theme for this weeks challenge is the very popular:

                                                    MAKE YOUR MARK

This means you can get out those paintbrushes, Copics, pencils and any other products that help you to colour or make your own design on your project.

Our Sponsor for this weeks challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps, who are offering a prize of 4 digital images to the winner. Talk about lucky!!

I have to confess something to you. I had lots of water colouring ideas and sat down to try them all out to find that NOT ONE OF THEM WORKED!!! So frustrating but its okay, at least I know what not to do next time. So I'm afraid my card isn't as spectacular as I hoped it would be but hopefully it will inspire someone with ideas.

I started by brushing Distress Inks 'Peacock Feathers ' and 'Chipped Sapphire' on to some water colour paper. I die-cut the 'hello' from the painted area and also twice from white CS. These were all glued together with the top layer slightly askew to show the white underneath. This helps the word to stand out.

After cutting a strip of light blue glitter cardstock, I adhered it to the card front and then popped up the 'hello' on lots of foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in navy and popped on a few sequins. Just love these colours!

The glitter CS is from DCWV 'Glitzy Pastels'. The 'hello' dies is from Winnie and Walter, as well as the 'gorgeous' stamp which is from 'The Big, the Bold and You'. The sequins are from Avery Elle.

I'm going to link this to the Winnie and Walter - Join in to Win Challenge where you can enter all your cards using their products.

Will also link to the Little Tangles Challenge # 58 where their theme is:

You have one week to enter your projects to the Addicted to Stamps Challenge, so I hope you have time to join in. And the rest of the Design Team have some amazing projects on the blog if your needing some ideas. Hope to see you in the Gallery!!

Take care


  1. Shona, I think your card is gorgeous!! :) Love the pretty sparkle behind your die!! I think your blending looks wonderful too!!

  2. Fabulous! What a card!!!! That blended ink is gorgeous and the glittery strip behind is such a fitting background!

  3. What a stunningly elegant card! You're such a master of this type of card! So beautiful. Hope you are all rugged up warm and weathering this winter blast. I'm so excited - we're off to Hawaii next week, where it's been a steady 30 degrees this week.

  4. Wow, love how the colours blend and go over! Great card!
    The heat is gone here for a few days and will be back saterday for one day, after that we hope to have just normal summerweather with temps between 20-25degrees... Hope you-re doing okay with the cold? Hugs, Gerrina

  5. woooww I love your LAYOUT
    I love your sentiment and that background looks adorable with that BIG ALPHABET...
    really love your CAS card, Awesome DT CARD
    Hugs, Monika (ATSM Teamie)

  6. love your layered die-cut

  7. This is such a pretty card, Shona! I love how you created a shadow with your cardstock and your sparkly panel is perfect! Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire blend so beautifully on your die cut word, too! Beautiful work, as always!

  8. Um, i think this is pretty spectacular!! The colors are gorgeous and the die cut goes great with the glitter background!! Stunning!!

  9. Shona....what a gorgeous card! I love the way you colored that hello, it is simply stunning my dear friend! You are amazing....

  10. Very stunning card! Love your layered die-cut and the clean style.

  11. Don't knock yourself Shona, this is super. Love the softly shaded colours on the lifted die cut. :)

  12. Your card is gorgeous!!!
    Lilian DT teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  13. This is wonderful, Shona. They are my most favourite colours and the glittered panel looks fab under your stacked hello. LOVE! x

  14. Fantastic, Shona ... the most gorgeous colours, fabulous blended watercolouring on the stacked hello ... and that glitter paper ... just wow! Anita :)

  15. We're on a bit of a road trip (one of a few scheduled for this month...), so apologies for falling behind in letting you know how much I adore your cards! My view: this one is exceptionally wonderful! Your watercolouring, the colour choices, the glitzy paper...a stunning combination! Applauding this loudly!

  16. What a great CAS card! Love that die-cut! Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!