Monday, September 2, 2013

I Love A Good Challenge!

This is my second post today so be sure and scroll down and catch the first card! What can I say? It's been a fun crafting day! 

When I saw this BEAUTIFUL picture this week on the SPARKS Challenge blog, I just HAD to play along. I wasn't quite sure if I could capture the essence of the flowers because I only have one set of Paper Smooches stamps that have flowers. (I am going to remedy that for sure!)

I wanted to create the soft look of the flowers and using the white gel pen helped with that. I decided to use a "sand" colored chalk ink for the leaves to keep with the color scheme. The sentiment and the flower centers are done in Delacata Gold Ink. I love this ink and how it is so shiny without needing to emboss it. I did, however, use gold embossing powder on a small white strip of card stock to give weightier attention to the gold vase in the picture. I had to emboss it a couple of times to get the strong look I was going for.

These challenges really get you to think outside the box and in unconventional ways. I love that. Here is a close up of the gold ink against the pink flowers.

What is your favorite challenge blog? Happy Stamping!


  1. Oh so pretty! LOVE your strip of gold! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

  2. OH MY! You totally captured the essence of the flowers and the gold! WOW! Fabulous take on this trend! BEAUTIFULLY done! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!! Hope you will play along this week-- it's a SKETCH:) <3