Thursday 31 May 2012

Simply Stampin Sketch Week

I decided to use one of my new Stampin' Up stamp sets that I had bought from overseas on ebay. Actually I used two - Painted Posies (two step) and Whimsical Words. (I call them new but one is from 2005!! lol lol) Just goes to show what quality products we have at Stampin' Up!

The challenge was the Simply Stampin Sketch Week which I really enjoyed. The thing I love most about these challenges is that I either get rid of any creative block I have at the time, or I get out of the rut of doing the same old thing. At one stage I was just watercolour, watercolour, watercolour!! I've just ordered some alcohol based markers to try my hand at that too. Can't wait until they arrive!

Anyway, this is the card I came up with from the sketch provided -

When I decided I was going to use this particular stamp set, I decided that I would try the masking effect. Well, I started off all wrong! In the end, I decided to cut out the purple flowers by hand and use dimensionals to get them to pop. I used liquid pearl dimensional paint on the centre of those flowers.

At the end of it all, I was happy with the result. Wasn't the plan I had intended but I guess that's what happens as you go along lol.

Thanks for looking xx


  1. Got to go with the flow lol...
    Fabulous card..Fabulous colours. LOve how your flowers 'pop' Kylie.
    New markers... How exciting...

    1. I know, Chrissy! I decided on a less expensive brand than the copics so here's hoping they go ok. I did a bit of research and they certainly got a good review. Hopefully I can learn how to use them and really get creative!

  2. It's a lovely card Kylie - your flowers are so pretty - Jacqueline xx

  3. Very pretty! Just love all the flowers! Thanks for joining in the SSC! xx

  4. Very bright and summery card, just chock full of happy with all those blooms!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Simply Stampin' and I hope you can join us for another challenge very soon! Ruth x

  5. Bright and cheery card, love the flowers all layered up Kylie! Thanks for playing along with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

  6. Great card - love the purple flowers!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin


  7. wow, look at all those funky flowers! Love the ribbon used for you grid, and all 3 of my favourite colours in one card!
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin this week
    Kelly xx


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