Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge #08

Hello and welcome to A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge #08 - 1st August. The theme is always "Anything Goes" and you can enter up to three projects to the gallery. 

Our sponsor this month is Digistamps and I have chosen the Hollyhocks image for my card.  

The flowers have been coloured in with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to get that smooth blending.

It has been printed twice on Xpress it cardstock and fussy cut out to create a layered 3D look for some interest. The leaves and stem have been coloured with Copic markers. I have added white dots in the centre of the flowers with a white glaze gel pen.

The sentiments is from Simon Says Stamps - 'You Matter' stamp and dies set. I just adore the 'You' die cut sentiment from this set, which has been ink blended with Tim Holtz Tumble Glass distress ink. Tumble Glass distress ink blending has also been used in the background to coordinate.

The polka dot border on the left is from Simon Says Stamp, 'Sending Happy Thoughts' and has been stamped several times to create the border and has been white heat embossed. Tumble Glass and Cracked Pistachio distress inks used for an embossed resist ink blending.

The front panel has been mounted onto a top folding Stampin' Up! Basic Black cardstock to make the front pop and tie in with the black reversed sentiment.  I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration. The Simon Says Stamps sets really dresses up and compliments the image and makes for a clean and simple pretty card. Thank you so much for stopping by, 'till next time - Happy Crafting! :) 


  1. Wow! Beautiful card! I love your coloring and shading. Looks like a piece of artwork. I was really inspired by the word "you" that you cut out and how you blended/shaded the word. Neat! I'll have to try this.

  2. Oh Juana, you've colored this image so beautifully! LOVE this so much! xoxooxxo


Thanks for making the time to write a comment - It is very much appreciated. Have a fabulous day! :)