Saturday, 26 July 2014

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Take Flight

Phew, hasn't it been hot and sticky lately - even the typical British rain hasn't given any relief.  But I suppose we shouldn't complain too much because before we know it, it'll be cooler and wetter and we'll be complaining that it's too cold.  Lol, we're never happy are we!!! 

Anyhoo, it's that time of the month again ---- it's Sweet Stampin' time.  This week our theme is 'Take Flight' - basically that means anything that flies or has wings ie butterflies, balloons, aeroplanes, fairies etc.

For my card  this week I decided to use the digi stamp I won a recently over at Sassy Cheryl - I won one of her 'Show Me Thursday' challenges.  This little cutie is called 'Maddie Is Flying High' and it's available from Sassy Cheryl's online store here.

Here's What I did
I used a 6" x 6" dark brown card base (made myself) and matted it with patterned paper. The digi stamp was printed directly onto Neenah CS and die cut into a square. I also printed a further 3 copies of the image to cut out later.  Before colouring Maddie I carefully created a cloud effect using a template and some distressing ink.  Next I coloured the background areas of the base image with Copics, and then coloured in some of the areas on the 3 extra images which I fussy cut out. The cut out sections were layered up onto the base image using foam pads. To finish off I die cut a few little flags and added a few buttons on top.

Here's everything I used:
Digi Stamp: Maddie Is Flying High' by Sassy Cheryl
Paper/Cardstock (CS): Neenah CS, Brown CS, My Mind's Eye 'Tangerine' 
Copics: Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11 / Hair - C2, C3, C7, 100 / Box - E50, E51, E53, E13, E99 / Hat & Propeller - R20, R22, R27, R29 / Top & Flower - Y000, Y06, Y08, Y38 / Smoke - C1, C3, C5
Dies: Die-namics MFT Blueprint '8'
Other: Distressing Inks 'Tumbled Glass'

So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our Take Flight challenge we'd love to see you. REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card!

This week's sponsor and prize is from Crafty Ribbons.

I look forward to seeing what you create.

Challenges entered: 

Janine x


Tracey T said...

What a lovely card this is. Fab colouring and I'm very envious of your gorgeous sky! Hugs, Tracey xx

coops said...

so gorgeous janine.i love your bright paper and colours and the image is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Loving this Janine.... fabbie image, perfect colouring... and I love the paper you chose too.. ooh and those clouds!

Christine x

Squirrel x said...

This is unbelievable cute Janine! Love your design, awesome colourwork, and the way she is holding onto her hat is sooooo endearing. Love love love! Hugs xx