Monday, April 6, 2015

We've Got a Sketch at The Challenge!

Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

In case you missed it last week, big changes are happening over at The Challenge. We have gone to a weekly format and are mixing up the challenges- sketch, color, get the idea!  This week we have a sketch challenge for you~

So here you go; as you can see, I tweaked the sketch a bit to fit the idea in my head!

My poppy stamp is from Gina K. Designs and is colored with Copics.  I have been experimenting with background techniques lately, and using a background stamp, I colored it with a Copics, spritzed it with alcohol and stamped it around my masked image.  As luck would have it, there was some residual ink on the stamp from the previous use, and that sort of showed up.  However, I kind of liked the look so went with it.  I dabbed a bit more Copic color on using a paint brush and alcohol to give it a more mottled look and to make the colors more vibrant.
The white panel is embossed and has a bit of color added to the raised areas, with a Copic.  I used some Carta Bella dp, Simon Says Stamp sequins, ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, a die cut made with SB Leaves dies and finished off with a couple of small pearls placed in the center of the larger sequins.
I am linking up to Mod Squad Challenge- Tick Tack Toe; I used coloring, die cut and embossing as well as pearls, dimension and patterned paper.
613 Avenue Create is 'Anything Goes' this week.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-  A is for... Alcohol and alcohol ink.
The Card Concept has this wonderful inspiration- you can see where I got mine from ;) ~

Check out what the rest of the team has for you~
 Kim Wiener
Lori Tecler
Nancy Salkeld
Kim Heggins
Anita Madden 
Lesley Croghan 
Michele Ferguson
This month, the featured guest designer is the talented Lea Lawson!  

Hope you can play along with us!  Link up your sketch creation at The Challenge!

Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)


  1. Your flowers and background are amazing, Lee Ann! Gorgeous!

  2. So pretty Lee Ann. Love the gorgeous flower image and the rich colors on the image... the soft harlequin background is amazing.

  3. Great take on the sketch and colors. Fabulous card. Love all the texture and dimension and your fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad challenge.

  4. This is just gorgeous! I love your is just perfect!

  5. Beautiful card and fabulous coloring too!

  6. All th elements are so masterfully pulled together! Love the coloring and color choices!!!!

  7. Wow, this is super! Love the colours and the layered stamping, Lee Ann! Awesome!

  8. Wow, the background looks amazing behind these beautiful flowers. Gorgeous card, Lee Ann!

  9. Gorgeous colouring and beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

  10. Gorgeous card! The background is fabulous..

  11. Great layers Lee Ann! Thanks for joining us at TCC!

  12. Gorgeous flower and background! Do I see a little shimmer in there too? Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  13. Gorgeous! Love your background and how you colored those pretty poppies.

  14. Simply gorgeous!!! So very pretty card! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!


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