Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Rainbow

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Rainbow. I used Rainbow colors:
I used Peerless Watercolors on Watercolor paper 5.5" x 5.5" and just painted on strips of Rainbow colors. I put the watercolor paper through the Big Shot using the Cheery Lynn Die Honeycomb. My first idea was to put the 'inner' pieces that pop out in the opposite colors- but that looked dreadful..... So, I took them all off, and just arranged them back in order......  I left the edges irregular- like me- and I thought it was perfect with the Psalm sentiment- one of my favorites : )  The butterflies are colored in Rainbow colors too- one Red/ Orange, one Yellow/Green, and the other Indigo/Violet. You can't see in the photo, but there is also Creative Inspirations Fairy Dust Paint for some shimmer on the background and a touch on the edges of the Honeycomb 'innies' edges. The sentiment cut out is a Cheery Lynn Die as well.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Butterfly image HERE
Be Still Sentiment HERE
Peerless Watercolors HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Cheery Lynn Die- Honeycomb HERE
Cheery Lynn Little Scallop Circle Die set HERE
Black Memento Tuxedo ink HERE
Ranger Clear Embossing Ink HERE
Black Embossing Powder HERE 
Embossing Pal-anti-Static Buddy HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

We have a monthly challenge as well- 4/15-5/14 Stamp a background Paper- you have a chance to WIN a TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CD!!!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Our Daily Bread- Scripture or Hymns
Craft Garden- Be Inspired by Rainbows
ABC Challenges- Recipe- 1-ribbon,  2-dies (sizes) for the sentiment- 3-butterflies

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Shelly - love the vibrant colours and the way you have cut and reconstructed the background.

Stef H said...

wow! you are, in my book, queen of the techniques! this is stunning!

hugs :)

Anne Temple said...

Love the bright colors and the wonderful sentiment paired with the butterflies.

jimlynn said...

WOWSERS!!! Bright and SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Gorgeous rainbow colors and I love everything about it.

Misty's said...

WOW, what a card! that honey combed rainbow background is just brilliant. What a clever idea. Love the sentiment and the butterflies too.
Michaela xx

Emily Keaton said...

This card popped right out of my reading list at me, Shelly!! LOVE how you made that rainbow-striped honeycomb background. Beautiful!!

Laura said...

Gorgeous CARD!!! I love the Bright Background. What a lovely technique. And I love the beautiful butterflies.TFS

Penny said...

Beautiful composition, Shelly! And I just love the gorgeous colors! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Margaret said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the beautiful rainbow and the butterflies!

NanaConnie said...

WOW! I always have trouble with "rainbow" ideas but this is incredible, Shelly! Fab technique and you've done it so well. Marvelous butterflies.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Shelly, that is my motto or favorite verse!! I love how you framed it with all the colors and butterflies!! Gorgeous!!

Donna said...

This is a beauty! Love the rainbow effect!

Marilyn said...

This is a great card and I'd like to be able to reach out and touch it because that texture looks fabulous! Pretty butterflies and I like the rainbow colours too.

AnnMarie said...

Beautiful card!! Love all of the vibrant colors! Thanks for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

I really love your colorful card! Terrific technique - might have to give it a go. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the effect of the watercolors on the Honeycomb die and the variety of colors on the butterflies. Awesome!!

Kerry said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for playing along at The Craft Garden this month.