Monday, June 3, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Dad

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Dad.

 Oh this image screamed -Reflection to me.....!  After stamping the image in black, I added color by brayering and sponging on the blue inks. I added a touch of depth to the water with a White Paint Pen and white stitching around the border of the card.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Gone Fishing Silhouette Image- HERE
Happy Father's Day Sentiment -HERE
Black Memento Tuxedo Ink HERE

Shades Die Ink Spots-   HERE
Coordinations Cardstock -  HERE
My Minds Eye Bluebell DP HERE 
Flourish Medallion SweerCuts Die- 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! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

We have a monthly challenge as well- 5/15-6/14- make a Flip-Flop card- 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.

Make it Monday- Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks- Buttons, Bows and Brads
Artistic Stamper- Makes for Men
The Crafting Cafe- Here come the Boys
The Craft Garden- Color Inspiration Challenge
Creative Inspirations Paint- Father's Day
Glitter and Sparkle- Use Anything that starts with a B
Pile it on- Strip, es and /or Plaid
The Craft Place- Dies/Punches
Sweet Stampin- Father's Day
365 Cards: Day 150- Relaxed/Serene scene
C.R.A.F.T Challenge- Father's Day/Male
Papercraft Journey- Masculine
Cards for Men- Dad
Love to Create- Dad
Simon Says Stamp- "S" Sewing , Sponging, Shading, Stamping, Sweetcuts Die

Thanks for stopping by!


Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Shelly. This image and your
'touch' is amazing .Beautiful creation .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
From the 2 Creative Chicks:)
Tabitha's Designs Blog
Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
New Challenge Blog on the Block:)

Dawn said...

Shelly, this is just so tranquil! I love it! Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our Here Come The Boys Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
Tabitha's Designs Blog
Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
Come join us at Craft Lovin, Father's Day Challenge:)

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
Tabitha's Designs Blog
Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
Come join us at Craft Lovin, Father's Day Challenge:)

catherine said...

This looks brilliant Shelly and thanks for joining our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this is an amazing card - love the detail and the reflection - your use of colour is stunning.

simply monica said...

Double comments for my Shelly love this card and WOW FAB stamp!!! thanks for joining us at CI Paints be sure to check back for the next challenge and leave comments for the hop!

Unknown said...

Very beautiful!! Love the brayering of the background!!

Free Spirits Studio said...

LOVE, love, love that blue! Super fun card.

Irit Shalom said...

Just PERFECTO! Love the coloring of the background a lot!

Anne Temple said...

This is fabulous. How did you get the reflection? It looks amazing, as do your colors.

craftygranny said...

Beautiful card, great colours.Thanks for sharing at glitter n sparkle . Good luck hugs trisha x

Anonymous said...

That background is stunning, so effective and so serene.
Gorgeous creation.

2amscrapper said...


Migdalia said...

Love the simplicity & beauty of this card!
Thank you for playing at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
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Penny said...

What a gorgeous card, Shelly! Love the fabulous design, the image, the colors, and the reflection you created! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Laura said...

OH SHELLY!!! THIS IS FABULOUS!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it!!

Karli said...

That's my jaw hitting the floor at this gorgeous creation. Truly exquisite. Hugs~

Misty's said...

wow, stunning card, Shelly! Love what you did with the image. The reflection is just perfection!
Michaela xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Shelly.
Kevin xx

Roxie said...

You did a great job with the reflections in you scene, wonderful guy card!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, the scene you have set is stunning . Love the shadow you have added to,the water . Beautiful inking and design. A perfect Fathers Day card. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Lucy Patrick said...

Wow, wow, wow, Shelly, I thought this was such a gorgeously stunning card and then I read it was just a black stamp and you have created the scene including reflections and now it's even more incredible!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Paper Crafting Journey and good luck in the draw. XOX Lucy

jimlynn said...

Shelly, this is awesome!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!! So pretty.

Donna said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! Love the scene and the beautiful colors. Perfect card for Father's Day!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous Shelly! I love fishing images and I love your reflection!

Trimgym said...

A lovely card, thanks for sharing.


Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! This is gorgeous, Shelly...I love the fishing silhouette and the reflection looks fabulous!!!!

Claire Dale said...

Fab card! Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this challenge!
Claire xx

Darlene said...

Hey there Shelly! Hope you're having a fun week! This card is GORGEOUS .... love your colors/design! WELL DONE!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love how you made this reflection and the card itself if awesome! Beautiful work!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Shelly!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This card is so peaceful, serene, and beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Love the detail in your card - this image is so sweet!

carol said...

super creation thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFT x carol

Kathy Salido said...

Wow, this card is beautiful!! Love you coloring and the white gel pen doodles!! Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Creative Chicks.


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful scene...just stunning!!!! I love the fishing guy and that moon is super! Thank you for showing us your S inspiration this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

Terry said...

Oh I love this lake scene you created! Beautiful reflection effect and I love how serene it is! Fabulous card and design! Enjoy!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome design!! Love the DP you used and the added elements and stitching. Love how you did the reflection in the water.

Mian said...

Wonderful card with a very beautiful image and fab papers! Perfect for a dad!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member

katskards-1 said...

Oh this scene is so peaceful. Love your other work too.
Popped over from MIM today but will surely be visiting again

Michelle Looi said...

This is gorgeous work! Great card!
Thanks for sharing at 365cards

Craftevan said...

Brilliant Card well done.
Thank you for entering our Challenge 11 - DAD on Cards For Men, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon!

Hugs Kate xx

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Shelly, Great Father's Day card. Love the brayering effect. The shading on the water and sky are fantastic. Thank you for sharing this with us on The Craft Garden, and hope you will come play with us again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Shea said...

Oh my word, this card is AMAZING. You say you brayered and sponged AFTER stamping the image? What a fabulous effect it gives. I never though about doing it that way. Love the way it looks like there's a slight mist rising from the water the way it would happen in real life. The paint pen and sewing were the perfect touch. Thank you so much for joining us at CI Paints this week!

Juliet A said...

Your brayering is spot-on, and you framed the image well too- your father will love this card!

Joey said...

Shelly this is absolutely stunning, beautiful creation. Popped over from mim. Joey xx

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW!! Stunning design!! Love the reflection in the water, the scene you've created is breathtaking!! Great card!!

Pamela said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at glitter n sparkle x

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

So gorgeous! What a beautiful job creating the water and reflection! Wow! Love the medallion in the corner too. Look how popular you are too with all the comments :)

Stacey Adams, said...

Fantastic! Love the reflection you created!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Shelly. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty beautifuol job with the coloring to get the reflection
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member

Artyjen said...

Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper this month with your beautiful card ;)
xoxo Sioux

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous card and thank you so much for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper...good luck! :)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Wow. The card is amazing! It needs to be framed and displayed!

Xonetra said...

the image is perfect. wonderful job !

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

A Little Bit O' Paper

Unknown said...

Oh, this is simply beautiful. Love it. Thanks for taking part at the Crafting Cafe this month Amanda x

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love the brayerilng and landscape! I haven't brayered since the class I took. Hugs, Karen

Dawn said...

Hi Shelley,
Not sure if you are aware that your card won the June Challenge over at The Crafting Cafe! Big Congrats!
Dawn xx