Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 104 - Kath's Sketch Challenge

At the Watercooler this week we have a Sketch Challenge, hosted by Kath.
This design has a lot of elements but is very nicely balanced.  I  decided to go with a square card - made mine 4" X 4" - and it was a perfect opportunity to highlight my current favourite DSP - the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP Stack.
My card base is Bermuda Bay, one of the colours in this DSP. The three little elements at the top were done by stamping a tiny flower image from the Oh So Succulent stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink. Then I covered them with glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Which made them a bit tricky to photograph. They look a little weird!

The sentiment is also  from Oh So Succlent, again stamped in Bermuda Bay.

For the oval, I used Very Vanilla cardstock, another colour in the DSP, and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The flower is from Oh So Succlent, stamped in So Saffron, also a colour in the DSP, on Very Vanilla then cut out with one of the dies in the Succulents Framelits.

I did some sponging around the edges of both the oval and the flower shape. The die cuts out little petals within the bigger petals and I used tweezers to bend them up a bit so they caught some of the sponged colour. A So Saffron dot from the Subtles Collection of Enamel Shapes finishes off the middle.

Visit Watercooler Wednesday and check out what the other Watercooler Artists have done with this sketch. When you have been inspired, link up your creation. We can't wait to see what you do!


  1. Gail, your card is beautiful. The colors you chose makes this card pop. Way to go!

  2. What a great combination of DSP, stamp sets and framelits you've used for your card Gail. I like the square 4 x 4 shape. I was going to do that with mine but at the last minute decided to go with standard A2. Your size looks more balanced. Beautiful colours and beautiful card!.

  3. Gail, I love that DSP, too. I'm hoping it gets here in time so that I can use it for one of my Blog Hop projects. I love the combinations of colours you've used in your stamping. You really are a master (mistress) of colour blending. You've managed to give the flower from the Oh So Succulent set a totally different look. Love it!

  4. I haven't bought that DSP now I'm concidering it.

  5. Great colours on this card - I could see this being wonderful for a St Patrick's Day card! x

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