Bloom with Hope card SB68

I have some exciting news to share with you all.  Sandi MacIver has asked me to join the design team for the Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challange.  I have used the Bloom with Hope and Work of Art stamp sets for this challenge.  Here is my first card, which is for sketch #68.
Bloom with Hope card SB68
I used the Blendabilities to colour the flowers and then clear embossed over the top to enhance the colour. I also coloured the little pearls that are in the center of the flowers using the Blendabilities, how awesome is that.  I  spots on the background card is from the Gorgeous Grunge set.  I stamped the ink off on scrap paper first before stamping to create a lighter shade of Pumpkin Pie.
Bloom with Hope card SB68 close up
Here is a photo of the sketch we worked from.
Now it’s time for you to go and see what all the other talented ladies on the design team came up with.

Sandi MacIver – USA

Amy Koenders – USA

Michelle last – UK

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Caroline van der Straatan – Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (that’s me)

Bloom With Hope stamp set and other Stampin’ Up! Products I used

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Comments: 16

  1. Amy Koenders August 14, 2014 at 1:28 am Reply

    Welcome to the Design Team Patrice!! So glad that you’re joining us. 🙂 Beautiful card, love the embossing over the flower images. Perfect!

    • Patrice August 14, 2014 at 2:57 am Reply

      Thanks for the lovely comment Amy, I’m so excited to be part of the design team.

  2. Sandi MacIver August 14, 2014 at 2:00 am Reply

    welcome aboard my friend and I absolutely LOVE what you did with the sketch this week, how artistic of you, looks like your wrist has healed perfectly!….

    • Patrice August 14, 2014 at 2:58 am Reply

      Thanks for the lovely comment Sandi, I am so excited to be able to create again lol, had major withdrawal symptoms.

  3. Marine August 14, 2014 at 2:37 am Reply

    Welcome Patrice ! I’m so happy you’re joining us !
    It’s a really great idea to emboss flowers after using Blendabilities ! I have to try it ! Thanks Patrice !

    • Patrice August 14, 2014 at 3:00 am Reply

      Thanks Marine 🙂 I am looking forward to creating with you all. I emboss before using Crystal Effects as well, stops the colour from running.

  4. Lee August 14, 2014 at 5:14 am Reply

    This is just beautiful Patrice. I love how you mimicked the backdrop on your art piece. Wonderful!!!

    • Patrice August 14, 2014 at 9:13 am Reply

      Thanks for the lovely feedback Lee

  5. Shelagh Fremantle August 14, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply

    What a beautiful card. Love all the elements and the flower is fabulous. Welcome to the team…I so look forward to all your creations. Hugs from Shelagh. 🙂

    • Patrice August 14, 2014 at 9:14 am Reply

      Thanks Shelagh 🙂 I am excited to be on the team and looking forward to seeing everyone else’s creations as well.

  6. Claire Daly August 14, 2014 at 11:43 am Reply

    Welcome Patrice! So excited to have you join us on the design team. This is SUCH a pretty card. Great use of Work of Art for the horizontal sections, and wow, how you have done the flowers and the centre’s really makes them pop!

    • Patrice August 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm Reply

      Thanks for the lovely comments Claire 🙂 I’m so excited to be part of the design team.

  7. Michelle Last August 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm Reply

    I adore the background you created with the work of art background stamp. The flowers are coloured beautifully too. Great job Patrice, so pleased to have you on the team x

    • Patrice August 15, 2014 at 10:13 am Reply

      Thanks for the lovely comments Michelle 🙂

  8. Bev Poultney August 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Patrice well done for being on the design team… what a great buzz, and coming at the right time for you to get your mojo back after being incapacitated so long … Love your card.. Well done my friend…

  9. Patrice August 17, 2014 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Thanks Bev 🙂 it was frustrating not being able to craft lol, so good to be able to start playing with all my new toys.

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