Sunday, October 25, 2015

Paper Smooches Designer Drafts Challenge

Hello everyone!! Well, we had a wee bit of snow this morning, nothing that stayed around, just a little reminder that winter will soon be here. Ugh.  So, it's the perfect day to make a tropical card!!

I'm participating in the LAST challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks blog.

 It's a Designer Draft Challenge using the following sketch:
So, let me just start by saying that I'm never really sure how far you can "stray" from the sketch. I kept it fairly close to this..I think.
I've combined two different stamp sets for this card :  Get Outta Town and Summer Lovin.  These two sets go together SO well!!!
To start, I picked my images and coloured them with Spectrum Noir coloured pencils on watercolour cardstock, then fussy cut them out.  (Check out Julia Altermann's Blog and YouTube channel for colouring tips and just fab card designs!!).

Then I planned my layout.  I die cut four Frame 2 dies and figured out my placement.

I traced lightly around each frame.  I then masked around the inner portions of each frame and blended Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks to make a nice blue background for each image.

I erased all my pencil marks and started to assemble.  I used Smoke Ink from Simon Says Stamp to stamp my sentiment and some additional small images. I adhered my frames using some Tombow Mono glue and my images with foam adhesive.

And finally here is the finished card, complete with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents, of course!!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!!  

Stay Crafty!!



  1. Interpretation is a very loose thing! I think you've done great, the finished card is awesome, especially as you said you weren't happy with the original design on IG. It's really creative and cheery. Hope you don't get too much more snow. The older I get the less I like it!! Xx

  2. wow, this is one amazing card!!! I love your crafty mind. thank you so much for joining us at the paper smooches SPARKS challenge.

  3. WOW! I really love your take on this sketch--- great details in each frame;)

    THANKS so much for joining in the fun with our PSS challenge! We have a NEW monthly challenge starting Nov. 1st on the Paper Smooches blog (!!! Hope you play along with us;) <3


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