Sunday, April 28, 2013

SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge

Today I'm sharing a card for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.  It's an Anything Goes challenge, literally create ANYTHING you're inspired to!  How fun?!?!?  :)

My card uses some super fun critters that I stamped onto watercolor paper and colored using distress markers and a waterbrush.  Love these guys!  I drew in the balloon string and added some glossy accents to the images for dimension.  My stamps for this card come from the Chubby Chums, Party Posse, Woofers and Tweeters, Hullabaloo, and Birthday Sampler sets.  I had tons of fun creating this card!  I hope you'll give this challenge a try! :)

Be sure to visit the other SPARKS Design Team member's blogs for lots more stampy goodness!! :)


Sunday, April 21, 2013

SPARKS Picture Perfect Challenge

Today begins a fun new inspiration challenge over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!  This week's challenge is called Picture Perfect, to create a card using the following photo as inspiration.

Here's my take on the inspiration photo.  I loved the great vibrant aqua, dots, and soft feminine feel and used those as my inspiration.  All of the stamps on my card come from the fabulous set called Flap Happy.  It is filled with lots of different butterflies and trails to stamp behind them.  I just love it!  I've colored the butterflies with copics, fussy cut them and bent their wings out for added dimension.  They each have glitter applied to their wings and I've added glitter around the oval sentiment as well.  The background of my card uses a new border punch system from Martha Stewart to create the doily.  I added three strips of washi tape to create my sentiment panel.  I added a fun sparkle gem to finish off my card. 

 I hope you'll give this inspiration challenge a try! 

Please visit the other SPARKS designers blogs to see more creative inspiration!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts

Today starts a brand new challenge over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog!  It's Designer Drafts week, such a great sketch with so many possibilities!

I used some super fun Paper Smooches sets for my card; the adorable baby is from Pip Squeaks (I paper pieced the eyes so he'd be looking at the kite and not to the left), and the kite, clouds, bows and sentiment are from the Sunny Side Up set.  I paper pieced the kite and bows using some fun and cheery papers from My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side paper pad.  So fun!  The grass paper was also from that pack, and I just added the grass border using a great Martha Stewart punch.  I've added a baker's twine string to the kite for added dimension.  I had so much fun creating this little scene!  The possibilities are truly endless with Paper Smooches stamps, they are so versatile and fun!!! :)

Thanks SO much for visiting and checking out my card!  For lots more creative inspiration, be sure to visit the other Paper Smooches SPARKS design team blogs and then go visit the SPARKS blog for details on how to participate in the challenge! :)