Saturday, 2 November 2013

Paper Smooch Picture Perfect Challenge

Hey Everyone!

Sooooo, a near miracle happened to me little C3 actually took a nap this afternoon on my watch!  She naps no problem EVERY time she hangs out with the grandparents.  EVERYTIME!  Apparently she'll even sleep more than 3 hours if they didn't wake her up.  Now that I'm home and have her regularly...she NEVER naps in the afternoon for me.  If she slows down at all its for about 15-20 mins while she cuddles her little "soft shirt" and then she's raring to go!  Today she actually took a nap with little coaxing and she slept for about 2 and half hours!!  The only problem was that I fell asleep as well so I didn't get anything done that I had hoped to.  *sigh*.  Oh well.  At least she slept and now she's sleeping every so soundly (hope I didn't just jinx it!).  Not at all like the last few nights...but that's another story.

I'm here to share with you another card I made using Paper Smooch stamps and inspired by the photo over on this week's Paper Smooch Sparks Challenge Blog.

image stamps and sentiment: Paper Smooches, embossing folder: Darice, inks: Distress Inks, Happy diecut: Simon Says Stamp, Dew drops: Robin's Nest

Here is the inspiration photo:

The first thing I thought of was Distress inks.  All the cool colours blending together and their reaction with water to make water spots when you "spritz and flick" them.  That's exactly what I did.  I took several colours and blended them all on a piece of card stock and then "spritz and flicked" it with water to get the water spots and dried the sheet with a heat tool.  Then I stamped the sheep and paper pieced them onto the card and used the other pieces for the banners and the border strip near the bottom of the card and to die cut the word "Happy".

I would also like to submit this to the following blogs:
Simons Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Sister Act Anything Goes Card Challenge: #31
CAS-ual Fridays: #119-Use Dry or Heat Embossing

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Lizzie, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. You made my day!
    Just been having a nosey around :-) and love your style. Your sense of humour and fun really comes across in your work.
    Caroline xxx

  2. This is SO COOL! Amazing interpretation of the inspiration piece! Love that technique, and your colors and blending are just perfect. :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  3. I just those colourful fleeces!!! That's a cool technique with the distress inks :0) great way to be inspired by the photo.
    Thanks for playing along at PS Sparks this week :0)

  4. SO cute! Love your take on the photo. Darling card with a great design!

  5. OHHHHHHHHH! Look at those watercolored banners- and the sheep! ACK! What a fab card:) THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week for the STRIPE trend watch challenge;)

  6. What a cute and funny card! Thanks for playing along with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

  7. too cute! adorable card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Hee hee! What a super cute card! I love the sentiment, and the inking on the sheep is beautiful. It's such a fun card!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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