Friday, January 6, 2017

STAMPlorations theme & sketch challenge

It's a whole new month - well, actually a whole new year! And that means it's time for the first Theme & Sketch Challenge of 2017 to be posted at STAMPlorations! I know that I usually have pretty detailed blog posts with step-by-step instructions, but you all will have to forgive me for making this quick and snappy because I am on my way to the Caribbean today! Woooooo!

So without further ado, here's the design I made for the challenge following the Mixed Media Theme.

This card was made with gauze ribbon, pearl embellishments, flowers, DCWV gauze paper (which I adore) Distress Ink and Distress Spray Stains. The stamp was embossed and is a sentiment from the Fond Expressions 2 stamp set. 

I'm sure you're all dying to know what the sketch looks like and what the theme is, so here you go. 

I hope you'll all go play along so I can see your beautiful creations (when I get back from the Caribbean that is... did I mention I'm going to the Caribbean? Because I'm going to the Caribbean.) haha  

You can use either the sketch or the theme or both! So there's options. 


  1. Yay!!! Happy holidays on the Carribean islands! I'm a bit jealous LOL :D
    I'm also A LOT stunned :D by this amazing work of Art!!!! Love, Love it!! Pinned immediately!
    Great combo of elements,colours and such awesome design!! And the sentiment is a delight!
    Hugs, enjoy the Carribean! :)

  2. Super card Becca, love the colours.
    Have a fab trip and hope it inspires your creativity. :)

  3. This has a wonderful shabby chic vibe to it with all of the worn edges , pearls and pretty little blooms! Fabulous Becca. Have a fabulous vacation, lucky lady!!

  4. Becca, this is just awesome! I love the beautiful layers!

  5. I agree this is absolutely gorgeous Becca. Fabulous composition and there is purple - my favourite colour. I know you will be lapping up the luxury on your cruise.

  6. What a wonderful card Becca - full of texture and very feminine. Well done!! Enjoy your holoiday :-)

  7. Love that sentiment with all your beautiful distressing!!

  8. Beautiful card, Becca. So much to look at that I keep going back for one more look. Love all the different layers!

  9. Oooh! Love the purple, the layers, the shabby chic-ness, and the pearls and flowers! Beautiful card! Have fun on you vaca!

  10. Great layers! Perfect design- I love shades of purple in this!! :)
    Suchi xx

  11. This is blooming stunning Becca! Love all the gorgeous layers and embellishments. DCWV have been a favourite of mine for ages and I must check them out again x