Monday 2 February 2015

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #27

Good afternoon folks, I am proud to be able to say that it is my first post of the official new STAMPlorations challenge design team. Today it is the launch of our next sketch challenge.
Here is my take on the sketch

and this is the sketch for you to use.

To start I masked off a strip to one side and stamped a background birthday text stamp in black. I then added a strip of NitWits paper down the left hand side.
For the main focus of my card I used one of the Boxed Blooms which I stamped and heat embossed in white. I then used a Versamark pen to draw another square around the box then embossed again in white.
I used the colours in the DP in DIs to colour the bloom using a w/c technique. I extended the petals and stem into the space between the stamp and the extra border with a couple of brush strokes then filled the background with a blue wash.
The happy was stamped using part of a Bloom Sketches phrase in black and the birthday was diecut using a Spellbinders die from black card.
So that's it for my first official challenge post, check out the rest of the girls and the GDs over at the blog and have a go,you never know unless you do.

I shall enter it in the following challenges:-

CAS on Sunday - Flowers
Allsorts - Flower Power


  1. Do you know how long I was staring at the flower trying to figure out how you got some of it embossed and not the other bits? You tricksy designer, you! It's such a cool effect! Great work. P.S. - the link from the STAMP blog is not finding yours! :)

  2. Beautiful! Love the soft colours and white lines / watercolouring on the image, gorgeous.

  3. I just LOVE that daisy!! xx

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the way you added the extra frame around the image!

  5. Fabulous! Love the watercolouring and the way you have added the extra embossed frame. Very clever and great take on the sketch :)

  6. Great idea to create a "double-boxed" bloom! Your card is very beautiful, I love the patterned paper and the color palette. Great job!

  7. Love how you extended the petals Julie! It adds so much interest.

  8. What a stunning debut card, Julie! Shery is lucky to have you on the team!

  9. Lovely and fabulous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  10. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

  12. Such a lovely flower. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays, Rebecca x

  13. What a lovely card ;)
    Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

  14. This is beautiful! I love the gorgeous flower! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  15. Gorgeous watercoloured daisy! Thanks so much for joining us for our watercolour challenge at CASual Fridays :)


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