Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sweet Stampin - Sparkle & Shine

Hello and good morning everyone ---


Can I wish everyone on the Sweet Stampin' Design Team a very Happy 6th Birthday - we rock!!! :)

Well I don't know about you but I definitely saw a touch of the white stuff the other day (here in the UK). It was just as I headed off to my bed in the wee small hours that I noticed that there was a full blown blizzard quietly going on. I did expect to wake up to a few inches of snow....but NO it had totally disappeared into the night. Me thinks it was probably for the best :)

Anyhow it's my turn to share my Sweet StampinDesign Team card with you. Our theme this week is 'Sparkle & Shine' - remember you MUST include a stamped element on your card/project.

For my CAS card this week I created a scene on watercolour cardstock using some of my new uber cute Purple Onion stamps and coloured pencils. I adore this stamp, I spotted it earlier in the year and ordered it from the USA in the summer; it's taken me all this time to actually play with it. The stamps are deeply etched in red rubber and stamp beautifully. Purple Onion have such gorgeous sweet characters - I love them.


Here's What I Did
I matted a 5" x 7" white scalloped card base with patterned paper. Next I stamped my cute image directly onto some watercolour card and die cut it into a rectangle. The image was coloured with Rembrandt Lyra pencils. The cloudy sky was created by using an old die cut cloud border then using it as a guide I coloured above it. The finished coloured image was attached to the right hand side of the card base, and glitter added to the dandelion clocks.

To finish off I made 3 fish tail banners from the patterned paper and attached them to the card together with a tag and die cut flower.

Here's What I Used
Stamp - 'Wishing' & 'Sunny Blooms' Purple Onion Stamps, LOTV 'Sentiment Tags'
Lyra Rembrandt Pencils - Sky/clouds - Light Blue, Prussian Blue, Dark Carmine / Mouse - Gold Ochre, Burnt Ochre, Venetian Red, Van Dyke Brown, Black Medium, Dark Sepia, Rose Carmine, Pale Geranium Cake, Dark Carmine / Dress - Lemon, Canary Yellow, Light Orange / Tights - Pale Geranium Cake, Dark Carmine, Black Medium / Dandelion Heads - Canary Yellow, Lemon, Light Orange, Pale Geranium Cake, Dark Carmine, Rose Carmine / Dandelion Leaves & Grass - Apple Green, Moss Green, Dark Sepia, Canary Yellow, Sap Green   
Dies - Crealies 'Stitched XXL Rectangle', Creative Expressions 'Camellia-Complete  Petals'
Paper & Cardstock (CS) - Watercolour CS, LOTV 'Heartfelt' Paper Pad
Other - Glitter, Black Fineliner Pen, Gem

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 'Sparkle & Shine' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 
BUT REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize!  Have fun and good luck.
This week's prize is a Crafts U Love
Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
 x Janine x


Ali said...

Gorgeous that image is too cute and beautifully coloured as always x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is so cute, Janine, you do have a talent for colouring. Have a lovely weekend!

Love and hugs

Sandra H said...

So pretty!

Marilyn said...

This is super cute Janine! I love the image and you can never, ever go wrong with a Purple Onion stamp.
Great colouring and I really like the texture this paper gives the card. Fun, whimsical and I like it!

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun! It makes me feel all warm and happy (instead of today's grey and damp). Beautifully coloured, as always. Thank you for sharing this little ray of sunshine. Hugs xx

Christine L said...

Gorgeous - Gorgeous - GORGEOUS card Janine....... so pretty in pastels and oooh I'm LOVING the Purple Onion image! The scene you created is perfect and your colouring with those pencils - just WOW!

And now.... I think I feel a Purple Onion order coming on..... hmmm... ok, maybe in the new year!

Christine x

Sue said...

Janine, this is a really beautiful card. I love that image (it is in my 'ready to colour' pile)! Your colour work is gorgeous and with a really pretty colour combination -it all looks wonderful.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Janine, this card is utterly fab. I love the dreamy watercolouring and the gorgeous CAS card design. It really lets that beautiful stamped scene feature. The wee tags on the side are a fab finish, love the little bit of movement and lift in them. Stunning card hun. Hugs, Wends x

Beckie Williams said...

So pretty!!

Kat W said...

I find myself once again blown away firstly by the beauty of your colouring and depth of shading, and secondly by your inspirational clever with the offset image and teeny flag details :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed, colours and added goodies are just gorgeous.xx { aNNie}