Loves Rubberstamps - Add A Sentiment

Hey there lovely blogging pals. I have such a happy post to do today. I have been invited to join the Loves Rubberstamps Design Team for a term and I am so excited about this! You may have read this news already, as I've done two of their weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hops, but this is my first official post for the challenge design team. So I'm pretty stoked to be here! The challenge this week is to 'Use a Sentiment'.

We have a fabby sponsor on the blog this week, it's the wonderful Lacy Sunshine Stamps and the design team were given some gorgeous images to work with for this challenge. This wee sweetie is called Daisy Delite. You can find the fabulous Lacy Sunshine rubber stamps in the Loves Rubberstamps Store.

I've only used Distress Inks to colour an image once before and I'm still learning how it's done, so don't peak too close. This said though, I am so pleased with how this came out, especially the blue background. I'm really enjoying experimenting with these inks and the markers make it so easy to lay down the colour. You can check out the range in store.

I had grand ideas of adding lots of dies to this card. I even had them all cut out, but this My Mind's Eye paper is so gorgeous, I just didn't want to cover it, so I have actually kept it quite sparse. I seriously love My Mind's Eye papers, they have such a fabulous range and they coordinate so well together. I'm looking forward to creating with the ones Laura currently has in the store.

I decided I wanted to try a different card style for this creation. So I chose an accordian fold where the front panel is shorter than the back, so I could create a bit of dimension to the card and also so you can see all of the gorgeous paper that's behind the image, which would normally be more than half covered by it. I did want to add some dies, I had a couple of gorgeous Magnolia ones lined up, a lamp and a pretty window with shutters, but when I tried them, I felt they covered too much of the paper and detracted from the pretty image. So there it is my rather CAS fancy fold card. I did think it would look rather gorgeous to have a few extra blooms around the image, so that was my only embellishment to the image besides the sweet little sentiment from a Little Darlings Warm Fuzzies set called Friendship Sentiments. The ink bled a bit on the watercolour paper, note to self, use alcohol ink paper next time! But I think I got away with it, just. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my first creation for the Loves Rubberstamps Design Team. Do go and check out what my wildly talented teamies have done for this challenge too, you're sure to leave inspired! Come and join us for our 'Use a Sentiment' challenge, I look forward to coming and visiting your blogs. Big hugs, Wends x

Card Recipe:
Accordian Fold Card
Coloured with Distress Ink Markers
Papers edged with 'Crushed Olive' Distress Ink
Sentiment Die: La La Land Stitched Tabs Die ~ Set of Three
Sentiment: Little Darlings ~ Warm Fuzzies - Friendship Sentiments
Papers: My Mind's Eye ~ Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody and 6x6 - Vanity Fair
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Chrysanthemums, Cosmo Daisies, Helebore (Out of stock)

Challenge Entries:
Papertake Weekly: In The Garden
The Cutie Pie Challenge: #87 ~ Layer it up
Stamping Sensations: May ~ Flower Power
Party Time Tuesdays: #198 ~ Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap Challenge: #44 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: #144 ~ More than One Fold
Buckwell's Crafty Challenge: Spots or Stripes (spots on headband & stripes on shirt.)
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite - Land or Sea? (Oh wow, that's a hard choice! I love them both, but there is something gorgeous about lush gardens and florals on cards, so I think land is my choice.)

Update: So honoured to have been placed in the Top 3 in the As You Like It Challenge. Thank you ladies! x


Dawn T said…
what a delightful card Wendy. Love this design.
Laura Love said…
Wow! This is BEAUTIFUL! Your coloring is stunning! Wonderful job!
coops said…
so gorgeous wendy.really sweet image and i love your fabulous card fold and your colouring is beautiful :D

xx coops xx
Chris said…
Fabulous card Wendy, your colouring of this sweet image is beautiful, the softer tones of the distress inks are perfect with this gorgeous paper, and your design is lovely! Congrats on the new DT!
Jacee said…
Gorgeous image and lovely colouring, a really fabulous design
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design
Oh your coloring is so fabulous and I love the paper and the great design.
Sherryn said…
A beautiful card xx
Kat W said…
It's so funny how cards often don't end up like you planned isn't it?! It certainly happens a lot to me anyway!

That DP is rather gorgeous so it's lovely to see it in all it's glory and it complements the image beautifully, as do the flowers at the front :-)

Thanks for your comment on my blog and I hope your little man's 5th birthday went brilliantly :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx
coldwaters2 said…
Oh WOW this is absolutely gorgeous Wendy what a lovely image the papers and flowers look amazing a superb card.
lorraine x
Lovely card! Beautiful colouring!
Lovely card! Beautiful colouring!
Anonymous said…
This is so very pretty! Your image is colored beautifully and I love the DP. Your card would fit into our anything goes challenge at the Love to Scrap challenge blog. I hope you'll stop by and enter. Here's the link:
Sarah said…
This is a beauty and she looks so happy tending her fabulous daisies. Thanks ever so much for sharing with us at AYLI. Sarah :0)
Tracy said…
Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Lozzy said…
What a gorgeous card, so pretty..Thank you for joining us at Buckwells Crafty Challenge and hoping to see you next time. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x
Bonnie Garby said…
What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.
Gem x said…
This is so pretty, great card thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx
Helen said…
Great project - thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

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