Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lots of Banners

7/12/2017 Update: Top Three Award at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenges.
I attended a crop today at a local paper arts shop. I had all of my supplies ready to make the challenge card but was not pleased with the direction in which it was going. So I changed course by doing some quick shopping for paper, ribbon and flowers and this was the result.
The card was assembled using the paper pack I purchased by adhering the pieces to a white cardstock card base. The ribbon was added. The flowers were sponged with color and adhered. The bow was die cut, sponged with pink ink and adhered using foam tape. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the bow and the flower centers. The sentiment is made from wood and was sponged with pink ink. The inside of the card was decorated with the patterned paper.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #219

2. Brown Sugar Challenge #258
    (Anything Goes)

Techniques: Sponging, die cutting
Size: A2

Ink: Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White (heavyweight)
Paper: Moda Scrap "Sweet Vintage Rose" Collection
Die: Paper Smooches Bows
Misc.: 49th & Market Flowers, ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), ribbon & sentiment from stash, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. Sometimes we have days like that where what we have in mind just doesn't work... I love the way this turned out, especially with the varying lengths of banners along the bottom. This mix of patterns and colours is so on trend - florals, dots and stripes. Great card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Atlantic Hearts again :)

  2. Just beautiful! I love the banners and the pretty sentiment! Great design. :)

  3. Stunning!! Such beautiful papers and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  4. So sad that you "had" to shop, Melanie, LOL! However, this did turn out lovely!

  5. Beautiful! Yes... Jean is right... such a shame you had to buy some new things... tee hee! Love how you took advantage of the front piece of this paper pack.. so cool!