Thursday, March 4, 2010

SKETCH 42: PAINT!


Welcome to the Limelight Papercrafts Sketch and Product Challenge! This is the first challenge for March, and we are focusing on using PAINT! Watercolor, shimmer paint, paint-by-number.... whatever you want to do! :) We're sure you'll see lots of fantastic inspiration, and you'll have a great time creating something wonderful!

My card features PTI Terracotta Tile cardstock (new PTI order came yesterday...yippee!) as the base. I actually sprayed it generously with Tuscan Sun Shimmerz Spritz. This stuff looks YELLOW in the bottle, but on top of other colored cardstock, it give a beautiful golden glow! (TIP: I do find that using the Spritz causes page curling, no matter how careful I am! A quick iron on low heat over the top takes care of that. Just layer some scrap paper OVER the spritzed paper first to protect the iron...and your card!)

I layered on a piece of Material Girl patterned paper, and then some Vintage Cream cardstock for the main image. The GORGEOUS butterfly is from the Unity Stampin' Store Kit for the month, Life is Fabulous (psst! Order this kit NOW, and get a 6x6 paper pad for FREEEEEEE!). I watercolored Really Rust ink onto the body of the butterfly, then painted on some Gold Glimmer Blingz and some Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz. The sentiment was created by painting some more turquoise Shimmerz over some Basic Grey chipboard letters...so much fun! :)

Now it's YOUR turn!!!


The Deets:
**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite PAINT!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC042.

**Post a comment with a l
ink to your card right here on the challenge post by Sunday, February 21, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday).
**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive a jar of Shimmerz AND a bottle of Shimmerz Spritz of their choice!!

OTHER NOTES: -Today is the last day to submit a ribbon flower (or leave a comment!) on my tutorial to be entered in a drawing for a free ribbon and button prize! GO THERE NOW!

-Shop at Limelight Papercrafts this week, and enter the code MAKEROOM at checkout for 15% off! Plus, if you order any Unity Stampin' Store Kit, you can choose any 6x6 paper pad for FREE!


-Did you notice my Great Strides badge for the Cystic Fibrosis Walk? It's on the top right of my blog... If you feel led to, I'd love for you to donate! It is for a GREAT cause... I am supporting a friend with TWO little ones with CF! THANKS in advance!

15 comments:

JenMarie said...

Beautiful butterfly!

Julie said...

Fantastic, love the butterfly!

lynn said...

love this sketch and your butterfly, mandy!

StampinCathy said...

Love the sketch and your butterfly is fabulous.

Lisa H. said...

still playing catch up! such a cute card and love your tip on the iron.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Ok, I got mine done. I can't believe I actually got mine done in time this week...
http://saracreativemind.blogspot.com/2010/03/back-to-basics.html

Emily Keaton said...
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Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for the nudge in this challenge to try paint with this sketch. I tried watercolor paints on a card for the first time!! Nothing dramatic, but I really liked it and can't wait to do more. Here's my card:
Sing!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Love love love this challenge--I did not want to use the paint just on the edges ...so I painted on the back of the transparency! Ack--love this card:}

Check it out here: http://savannahland2.blogspot.com/2010/03/limelight-challenge-card.html

Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card and love the Shimmerz! Here is mine:
http://stampawaytheday.blogspot.com/2010/03/hello-hunny.html

Have a great weekend!

Ravengirl said...

I went with some straightforward watercoloring on my card. You can find it on my blog or in my gallery.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Here is another card--I can't believe I messed up the challenge! I forgot paint--making the card twice wasn't that bad!! EH.

Thanks so much:) Hope you have a great night!

http://savannahland2.blogspot.com/2010/03/nina-brackettsquigglefly-and-limelight.html

Christi said...

Mandy, your card is beautiful! I love that butterfly! Thanks so much for the fun challenge! Here is my card:

http://christiscraftcreations.blogspot.com/2010/03/limelight-sketch-42.html

Leah the Orange said...

hiya Mandy! thought i'd play along again 'cuz i thought the sketch was great, and i was totally inspired!! here's my card!

happy spring! :D

StampinCathy said...

I know I'm late posting, but I thought I would post it anyway. Thanks for a fun challenge.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1646618?&cat=500&ppuser=66979