Saturday, 23 April 2011

simply stampin' challenge, week 4

And this week we are back to another sketch challenge! I think I've decided sketch challenges are some of my favourite! Its really great to be challenged with a sketch design for a starting point. This week's challenge template was lovely! 

Thinking of You

Stamp Set: Silhouette Sentiments
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper white
Ink: Versa Mark, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
Stampin' Pastels: Certainly Celery
Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones
Extras: 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sponges

I stamped the flowers in versamark on the Whisper White and them used a cotton ball to apply Certainly Celery pastel to the image. I sponged the edge with Certainly Celery ink and mounted on a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock. I tied some ribbon to the Certainly Celery cardbase (which I sponged the edges with Elegant Eggplant ink) before adhering the chalked flower section. I stamped the flowers and bird on separate pieces of Certainly Celery cardstock, punched them out and them sponged the edges with Elegant Eggplant ink before adhering them with dimensionals. Finally I stamped the sentiment, Thinking of You, in the bottom right hand corner, and added a strip of 3 rhinestones to the corner. One more rhinestone on the branch with the bird finishes off the card! I must just say, I am LOVING this colour combo at the moment! 

Hope you enjoyed this week's challenge entry and look forward to seeing what you all create. So head on over to the Simply Stampin' Challenge blog to enter for you last chance to win some lovely goodies. Also check out the other design team member's entries! They're fab! 

Have a great weekend! 

Amanda xoxo


  1. This is lovely. The colour combo is so relaxing.

  2. I really like this card Amanda, the different sized circles really move the eye around the design. Hugs! Bx

  3. Sucha beautiful card the circles are fab I would never have thought of using this set in that way x x

  4. I really love this colour combo - not a usual one but it works really well x