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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Think Spring!

 The challenge at Sweet Stamps this week is to 'Think Spring'. I used this gorgeous Floral Arrangement stamp-I stamped and embossed it on Watercolor paper and used watercolor crayons to color it.


  I used Authentique DSP called Genuine and was inspired by the blue/yellow colors to watercolor my image. I used Black embossing powder using Ranger embossing Ink. After watercoloring, I added a  light grey layer and shadowing around the image that is hard to see in the picture.

  I used Raw Sienna Creative Inspirations Paint to color the Cheery Lynn Italian Doily Die behind the image, the butterfly die- also Cheery Lynn and the Seam Binding. I colored the rhinestones with Copic YR24 from the Harvest Gold set. I added the Cheery Lynn Dancing Doily Border Edge in Navy under the seam binding. I used to sew alot- this border looks like tatting to me- I LOVE it!!!

 I hope you will join in!  Each entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  SweetStamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Think Spring Challenge.

Challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network- Flowers
Whimsie Doodles- Spring Fling
Catered Crop- Ribbon
Allsorts- Say it with Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges- Spring is in the Air
Our Creative Corner- Bingo: Flowers- Yellow- Glitter (ribbon, die cut, butterfly)
Hotshot- Ribbons
CCEE- Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Charisma- Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

33 comments:

MaxineD said...

This is just gorgeous, Shelly - it has a lovely delicate feel to it.
Blessings
Maxine

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Shelley, wow love the stamp beautifully coloured.
Hugs
Tamara

jonim52 said...

Shelly, I love all your details. I have to check out that image. Love it.

Darlene said...

This is really something, Shelly! Such a pretty layout, you're right, the edge does look like tatting! The coloring and image itself are so lovely. The whole card comes together perfectly.

Paige said...

Stunning card Shelly! You have mad water coloring skills! Love your attention to details and design on this one.

Linda said...

Wow love the coloring of this stamp and your card is gorgeous!!!!! Wow!!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Shelly I love your card! The layers and depth are beautiful!! Great coloring too!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is stunning ... and so beautifully colored!

Margaret said...

Very beautiful. I love the soft coloring and the dies are to "die" for!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

So pretty! Love how you used dies to layer sweetie
Have a sweet week

Jacki Randolph said...

Hi Shelley, WOW!!! this is gorgeous my friend. Your coloring of the image to your add embellishments with your border and doily dies!

Terry said...

Oh my, I am in doily Heaven! What a beautiful Spring bouquet and so beautifully colored! Love this!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Shelly. Love your water coloring on that gorgeous image and the butterfly is a perfect addition.
Lynn

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty!

Juliet A said...

There is something about the colors you get with watercolor, isn't there? These is very sweet and pretty!

craftymum said...

A great card
Thank you for joining us at HSC craft for our "Ribbon" challenge

hugs sarah x

Vee said...

Lovely creation, and gorgeous ribbon. Thank you for joining our Ribbon challenge at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

~Paola~ said...

what a wonderfully refreshing loking card! Love the springy feeling it exudes from those beautifully colored flowers ♥

2amscrapper said...

beautiful!

Ali Manning said...

Gorgeous spring card, Shelly!

Michele said...

this turned out beautifully! xo

~ Kendra ~ said...

This is so pretty!! I love this image, I actually just colored it the other night for a card! Beautiful job!!

xxxtglxxx said...

This is really pretty! :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card, Shelly! Love the layers, especially that navy border edge.

Anita Houston said...

I like the gold and flowers, they are cute. Thank you so much for joining in at Our Creative Corner this week!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Wonderful card. I love that image and the added rhinestone bling!

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty and delicate looking. I love the die cuts you used.

Mummylade said...

wonderful work Shelly! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love what you did with the CI paints. Beautiful coloring on the flowers. Love how you used the doily and border dies.

febe said...

Beautiful springtime card with the soft colors. Lovely!

training in health

Emily Martina said...

What a beautiful card! Your colors are stunning :) Thanks so much for joining us for the March "Spring Fling" Challenge over on the Whimsie Doodles blog!

Julie E said...

So pretty! The butterfly adds such a delicate touch to your card. Thanks for joining us at Whimsie Doodles this month!!!

whoistracy said...

How pretty! Just love that little butterfly. So glad you could play along with us over at Whimsie Doodles!