Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Global Design Project 034 ~ Sketch Challenge

I'm playing along with the Global Design Project challenge this week, which is a sketch challenge.

When you are playing along with a sketch challenge, remember it is just a jumping off point. Your artwork doesn't have to literally be just like the sketch. As you can see, mine is a loose interpretation of the above sketch. All products Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

I was so glad the stamp set Remarkable You will be in the new annual catalog. I've really had fun using it with watercolor samples.  For the scruffy looking netting behind the sentiment, I used a piece of cheesecloth. I tapped Versamark on it, then coated it with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, then heat set it. I used a skewer to hold it in place while using my heat tool on it. One more tip: if you want to give your layers a real "punch", double up on the Stampin' Dimensionals. See how the colorful layer seems to float over the base card? Stack your dimensionals. 

The "thanks" is from Greetings Thinlits and I'm so sorry to see it on the retiring list! If you have browsed my blog a bit, you will see that I have really used those dies. I would grab them while they are available if you don't own them. The speckles on the background were made with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I simply gave the Wink of Stella a little squeeze and tapped it on the aforementioned skewer while holding both over my project. Voila! Perfect glittery splatters. 

Supply list:

I'm always sad to see some of my favorites on the Stampin' Up! retiring list, (some are up to 50% off) but I am SO excited about the new catalog items available in June! Out with the old...in with the new. Quantities are limited, so order your favorites right away. 

Click this link for a pdf file listing all retiring items. Don't miss out, time is short for the great deals. Or click on the picture below to take you to my on-line store. 

Please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,


  1. WOW! What a gorgeous creation Kim. I'm forever embossing things that aren't meant to be embossed too! Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Global Design Project!

  2. Oh my gosh, that is gorgeous. You truly live up to the name of your blog. This card is a work of art. Thanks for sharing with Global Design Project.

  3. Your background is beautiful - love the colors you used with the added gold accents!

    1. Thanks Julie. Those seem to be my "go to" colors.

  4. I'm so sad that greeting thinlit is going too, Kim. Well done on your card. Make sure you pin your project to the official Global Design Project Pinterest Board. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge xx

  5. What a spectacular card. Simply beautiful!

  6. Gorgeous, Kim! The coloring on these flowers is amazing - and the texture is incredible. The crisp sentiment over top is perfect. Thanks for playing along with this week's GDP sketch!

  7. Congratulations, Kim, on being selected as a winner this week at Global Design Project. Your card is absolutely gorgeous and deserves every bit of the recognition. :)


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