Monday, April 1, 2013

Sweet Stamps-Spring Pastels

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Spring Pastels
 Oh there is a new Technique Junkies newsletter out..... : )  This technique is called Bands of Color.  I used Ranger inks Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters and Tumbled glass. I used Shabby Shutters on a few strips of cardstock and used the grass die to cut out a few layers of grass. I stamped the Dahlia onto the card and again on cardstock- and fussy cut out the flower head and the leaves. I colored with Distress Markers. I outlined the leaves so no white was showing from cutting out the leaves. I added some Gelly Roll Pen in the center of the flower.
  I felt I needed to add something to balance the card, so I cut out a dragonfly from the Cheery Lynn Mini Critters die cut. I outlined from the negative part of the die onto vellum and painted the vellum with Creative Inspirations paint- and one dried added the painted vellum to the frame of the dragonfly.
 It was really hard to photograph the shimmer. The blue paper was shimmery to begin with.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Dahlia floral image HERE
Ranger Distress Ink HERE Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass
Ranger Distress Markers HERE Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass
Black Memento Tuxedo ink HERE
Grass Die Cut by Cheery Lynn HERE
Tiny Things with Wings Die Cut by Cheery Lynn HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Vellum HERE
Stardust Sakura Gelly Roll Pen HERE
Rhinestones Silver 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 so everyone has a chance to win!

We have a monthly challenge as well- 3/15-4/14 Wax Paper Resist- you have a chance to WIN $20 $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps.

***Sweet Stamps is having a DT call NOW- Apply by April 12th HERE***

 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!
Cheery Lynn Designs- Back to Nature
Eureka Stamps- Stripes or Circles
Lexi's Creations- Use your Punches or dies
Stamp and Create- Use at least one Die Cut
Amusing Challenges- Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas- No background paper

Thanks for stopping by!


Karli said...

That is a gorgeous background! Luv that!!! It totally sets off that pretty flower. Awesome work as always!

Penny said...

Shelly, this is so beautiful--really simple, but really detailed at the same time! Love that background, your gorgeous flower, and that fabulous dragonfly! :^)
Hugs, Penny

kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this is fabulous - love those stripes of colour, and your work with the flower and dragonfly is exquisite.

Mrs A. said...

what a pretty card. The background stripes you have created look stunning and I love your little dragon fly. Hugs Mrs A.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Shelley this is really lovely and am sure it must be even better IRL thanks for popping over too, Shaz in oz.x

Anne Temple said...

Love your card and that little dragonfly is adorable. Thanks for telling us how you made him.

MiamiKel said...

WOw, ever so lovely Shelly! Beautiful color palette! 0xox

Sandy Fredrick said...

WOW love what you did for the background on your card, I'll have to check out the technique. Love how you layered the Dahlia and added the sparkle to the Dragonfly. Awesome card!!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the shine that's on the dragonfly and those bands of color are so pretty.

Rene said...

What a pretty card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
Rene ;D

Rene said...

Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp and Create this month! Good luck and I hope to see you back in May!
Rene ;D

Debbie's Time Out said...

Shelly nice rainbow of colors on your bacKground. The flower and dragonfly is all it really needs. Simple yet elegant. Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

paige said...

Love the background - it really gives the card character. The dragonfly is awesome!

Michele said...

i love your results with this technique. simply gorgeous! xo

Elena V. said...

It's so cute!Saw it on MIM.

Anonymous said...

A very pertty pretty card!!! Love the soft colors of it.....

Donna said...

Love this one! Great color bands and fun design. Flowers are my favorite! Happt Spring. It may be looking more like spring all the time.

Laura said...

SHELLY, This is GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about it! I love how you used vellum for the dragonfly too!! TFS

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Shelly, I LOVE that background! Magnificent. The flower is great and the dragonfly just pulls everything together. Great job!

Marjie Kemper said...

Just beautiful, Shelly! Love the screen with the folds.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful background! Wish you would have linked to it! Love the flower and dragonfly!! Pretty!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, I love the scene you've created!!

Joann said...

Hi Shelly,
I love the colors on your card and that little Dragon Fly is perfect. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Chris said...

Looks like a fun technique! Thank you for joining me in my Amusing Challenge Anything Goes on Mar 31...I'm sorry it's taken me so long to pop over for a visit and I'm so glad I finally made it! :)