Hello! We're starting off 2016 at The Challenge with a fun sketch for you to try your hand at! There have also been some design team changes. We're sad to say goodbye to a few, and happy to welcome some new designers to the team. Be sure to visit HERE to check it out!
I used several stamp sets from Concord & 9th to design my card. I started by stamping a border of the Tree Ring Background stamp along the right side of some Tim Holtz watercolor paper using Gathered Twig distress ink. Then I took a wet paint brush and went over the stamped images to move some color around. This wasn't quite as dark as I wanted it to be so I used more Gathered Twig ink (stamped on my craft mat), and a little more water to paint over the tree rings. Next I masked the tree ring in the center and stamped the wreath using the Love You, Mean It. stamp set. The sentiment is also from that set. I stamped the heart from the Let's Chat stamp set twice and cut them out, making one of them smaller by cutting on one of the inner heart lines. This is a great way to stretch your stamps, as you can see you could cut several different size hearts with just this one image! I added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and mounted them on foam tape. I added a few clear sequins to finish the card.
I hope that you'll join us this week at The Challenge! Be sure to pop on over to the blog and see all of the fabulous creations by the design team members :)
Have a great week!