Friday, 14 September 2012

It's back! And better than ever!

That's right... after a bit of a hiatus and a redesign over the summer, the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog is BACK, with a brand new challenge *and* a brand new redesigned blog.

The challenges are monthly and you can enter using Sweet Pea Stamps images or not - although obviously we'd love to see your Sweet Pea Stamps creations. :) There are prizes on offer, with the chance to win yourself some gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamps, and there will also be the "Designer's Choice" award, with the Design Team voting for and choosing their favourite projects each month.

The first challenge is an easy one - Anything Goes.

Here's my card for the Anything Goes challenge:

I used this gorgeous image from Karen Middleton, called Summer. I've had this stamp for a while and been dying to have a play with it. I ummed and aahed for a while about what colour to do her hair and then decided to go completely off the wall and colour it an unusual colour - and went with green. :)

The image is coloured with Promarkers and I made the background by colouring a piece of card with Distress Inks, water and Perfect Pearls. I used some textured gold card for matting and used the same card to cut flowers using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die (and embossed them with a Tim Holtz Texture Fadez embossing folder). The greeting was stamped with StazOn onto seam binding ribbon that I'd coloured with Distress Inks. I finished things off with green chiffon ribbon, butterflies cut with my Beautiful Wings embosslit from Stampin' Up!, gems and a resin flower.

To celebrate the relaunch of the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog, I'm going to offer a bit of a mini giveaway here. If you'd like to have a play with some of the gorgeous Sweet Pea Stamps images, just comment on this blog entry - I will pick 5 commenters at random and send you an assortment of stamped Sweet Pea images (stamped with Adirondack ink onto good quality card - Adirondack ink works well for colouring with Promarkers, if you prefer to use a different colouring medium and would like your images stamped in a different ink, just say so in your comment) for you to create with... on the proviso that you use one of them to create something for this month's Sweet Pea Stampers challenge. :)

So what are you waiting for? Leave me a comment to be in with a chance of winning some images to play with... and don't forget, you can still enter the challenge without using Sweet Pea Stamps images.

I'm entering this card into a couple of challenges:


Anonymous said...

Love the embossing on the flowers, and that green hair looks awesome! X

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Ali, lovely to be working with you again. What a gorgeous card. It's nice sometimes to go a bit "way out" with hair colours. take care, Kym xxx

TRACEY MO said...

This is gorjuss & love that green just beauitful. Great working with you again

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Ali. So glad to come back with new challenge, and work with a Talent like you. And how nice of you to offer a Candy. Your card is gorgeous, i like this stamp but don't have yet. I think it's on my list.
Hugs Nat

Julia S-W said...

Great project Ali and I rather like her green hair I have to say. Never touched a promarker ever so always admire people who can use them. I really love the composition`- it works so brilliantly.

Sue Jones said...

Thanks Ali
Flippin Gorgeous Card -Superb colouring xx

Helen said...

Lovely card Ali - as always!! X

Hannah said...

Gorgeous card Ali, I love the colours.

MiniOwner said...

That's a stunning card, Ali. :o)
Sue x

Diane Louise J said...

You've made a gorgeous card, the image is fab and its coloured lovely. Thanks for sharing at Forever Friends Ribbon Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again next time.
Diane x

Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is stunning. Love the way you have colored this gorgeous image! And the flowers done with embossed paper is a great idea.

Thanks for joining us as Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Dragonlady said...

Gorgeous card, love the texture on the flowers and butterflies.

Hugs Ali x

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is awesome! LOVE your choice of color & design! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful card with lovely details. Love the green hair. x

Thank you for joining us on the PFP challenge.

Edna x

Unknown said...

So pretty! I love the greens and the embossed flowers with the pretty centers are an amazing touch. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images.

Unknown said...

stunning card, what a great idea with the hair color!!! thanks for joining Simply Create!!!

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