Last week’s challenge winners were Lisa Martz and Robin Gregor with Cynthia Stevenson having an honorable mention!  Thanks to everyone that played along.  I hope you will join us this week!
It is time for another challenge at Create with Connie & Julie!  This week our challenge is a SKETCH challenge.  The featured items this week are from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure – Happy Moments, Tote-ally Tess, and Tiny Tags stamp sets.  I decided to use the Happy Moments stamp set – it has turned out to me one of my favorite’s from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Once I started to use it I realized this is one of those sets that covers almost any occasion – change the colors and combine various sentiments with the images and you can use it for almost anything.

Here is the sketch that we had to work with.

I picked the colors because I had some ribbon that was sitting together in my craft room – Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery – I like how they looked together so I decided to use that for my color scheme.  Based on the sketch I decided to get out the Sweet Pea Designer Paper Pack and I chose papers that had those colors and cut them into 1/4″ strips to layer on my card.

As I was creating the card I didn’t like the sentiment coming off the top of the image so I decided to flip the sketch upside down.

The image is stamped on Watercolor paper and I used my Classic ink and an Aqua Painter to do the watercoloring.  I added some linen thread at the top.

I also wanted to decorate the inside of the card.  So I used the same image and added a “hanger” for the bird cage by tracing around a punched circle.  I really like how it turned out.  I actually made a full set of cards using all the images in the happy Moments stamp set.  I will show that later – it will be one of my new Quick Cards classes – I’m just trying to choose the date and then I’ll let everyone know.

Here is a full list of Stampin’ Up! supplies for this card:

  • Chocolate card stock and ink and Stampin’ Write marker
  • Bashful Blue card stock and ink
  • Certainly Celery ink
  • Old Olive ink
  • Sahara Sand ink
  • Black StazOn ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Watercolor paper
  • Sweet Pea Designer Paper pack
  • Whimsical Words stamp set (SAB)
  • Happy Moments stamp set (SAB)
  • 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
  • 1″ Circle Punch
  • Aqua Painter
  • Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon
  • Linen Thread
  • Paper Piercer and Mat Pack
  • Stampin’ Sponge
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

And here is a look at the rest of the Create team:





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Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Stampin’!