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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Spring Sketch Challenge

Well, this is me taking part in my first on-line challenge! I thought it was about time that I brought myself into the 21st (had to think for a minute there!) century and venture further into this area of crafting!
The challenge this month on Gill Mc Calls' blog "Creations by Gill M" at was to produce a card in a spring theme using the supplied sketch. As always, I have to alter things just a tad! So I flipped the sketch and put the sentiment to the bottom of the dividing line rather than the top. Because of these changes I decided to omit the 2 suggested embellishments.
The stamp I used was a Tina Higgins Do-Craft Papermania "Lilac" stamp. I think it looks lovely and "spring-like" stamped in these colours. I used the technique of dripping mulitple distress re-inkers onto baby wipes to create my own customised rainbow inkpad. And I am now a convert!
Hope you like it.


  1. well done marita i love your take on the sketch - thanks for playing along. can you go back into your posting and edit it to put a link to my blog for the challenge as theres nothing in your posting refering to what or where it is. cheers

  2. the colouring is lovely, not tried that technique before but its really effective

  3. Love those colours and I've not used that technique yet either. Tfs
    Jeanette x

  4. Hi Marita, I'm Lisa, I'm one of the designers for CBGM. Well done on your card. Very brave to change things round! Like your thinking! The colours are very subtle and the distressing looks fab with the colouring. Well done! Lisa

  5. Hello Marita,

    What a really pretty card, the flowers are lovely. Thanks for entering Gills Challenge and I am another one of the designers for CBGM.


  6. Hi Marita, love your colours here, a girl after my own heart!!! and i love the lilacs too, i have a stamp off joanna sheen very similar, well done and good luck to yer!!
    love vick xxx