Monday 20 October 2014

STAMPlorations - Sketch Challenge #22

Hi everyone! Welcome back.

STAMPlorations has a brand new sketch for you for the next fornight.

I have used a brand new stamp from the Bee's Knees line created by our very own Shirley.

This set is called Rosebuds. It is beautiful.

Here is my DT card -

For my main panel, I used a piece of watercolour paper, smooched my ink pads onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and then used a brush to pick up the ink and randomly brush onto my paper. I kept using my heat gun to dry the paper and would add more colour here and there. I dried my paper again and then stamped the rosebuds and coloured them with a brush. The sentiment comes as one whole stamp but I snipped mine in half so I could stamp them before and after the stems. 

Once everything was dry (trusty heat gun again), I used an ink spray that was sent to me by my teamie Marina at ATSM. I held it up quite high and sprayed down on the paper so I could get some larger drops instead of a mist. 

I added three little raindrops from PTI and die cut a tiny butterfly from some leftover of the watercoloured panel. It's a little bit lost but it is there :) I also added a butterfly to the inside of my card.

I hope you will join us for this challenge. We have a wonderful guest designer - 

Leslie - don't forget to pop on over and say hi but here is a little bit about her first -

I started stamping in 2002 after I was sucked into it by a heat-embossing demo at a local craft store while on vacation in Florida. Then I discovered Stampin' Up! and joined "for the discount". I taught classes for 8 years before I resigned, mostly because I was an equal opportunity collector, and I really wanted to use ALL THE STAMPS. One of my customers suggested I start a blog. I joking said, "What would I call it, The Crooked Stamper?", which was an inside joke -- they accused me of not being able to cut parts for my kits straight. She said, "I'd read it." and my life entered Blogland. Then I discovered challenge blogs, and I'm now addicted to challenges. My favorites are sketch challenges.

I'm now retired from the Day Job, and I play in my craft room most days. I also run the Shopping Our Stash challenge blog, and I'm a designer and DT coordinator for A Blog Named Hero.  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. LOVE the background against the fun flowers!

  2. Wonderful background and I LOVE those dew drops!

  3. Ooh, Kylie, this is fabulous! I love the spritzed background and the dew drops, and the tiny butterfly is the perfect little accent.

  4. I'm infatuated with those perfect little dew drops. How fitting for the rosebuds.

  5. Beautiful! I especially love the water drops. Very elegant card!

  6. Love the water droplets..are they,like gems? And you really are rocking this water colour/distress ink look x

  7. Gorgeous colors and dew drop is such a sweet idea :)

  8. Gorgeous card Misses. Love the background. Perfect background for those pretty rose bud.
    Hope you are all ok.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  9. So pretty ... love the rosebuds done in red. Gorgeous watercoloured background Kylie ... and love the three raindrops. Loll xx

  10. Beautiful background, Kylie! It's the perfect backdrop for Shirley's bouquet! Love how your card is both artsy and CAS!

  11. Your background is really gorgeous, and I love the rosebuds! Such a beautiful card, Kylie!

  12. Hi Kylie. LOVE the roses on your oval panel, gorgeous background and stunning colouring! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx


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