Tuesday 7 January 2014

ATSM #77 - Make Your Mark


Hi everybody, I would like to wish all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014 and to say a very big "THANK YOU" to all my followers and crafting and blogging friends for your lovely comments and support.

It's time to start the very first challenge of the year at Addicted to Stamps and More and the theme is Make Your Mark - use markers, pens, paints, chalks and/or pencils on your project. 

Our generous sponsor is Deedee's Digis and our winner will receive their choice of three digi sets from her shop. Also we are very excited to have a very talented guest designer, Gemma of Gem's Little Creations joining us for this week and next, so please do pop over to her blog and say hi.

The month of January is often quite grey in the UK so I wanted to make something with bright summery colours. For my DT card I stamped the flowers first in black Archival and drew a frame lightly in pencil. I then added colour using TH distress inks and aqua brush, intensified the colours with aqua colouring pencils, drew the frame in with a black micro pen and added the butterfly and sentiment.

The DT have a beautiful array of creations to show you so don't forget to check it out at the ATSM challenge blog and we hope you can join in the fun!

Sue x

All stamps - Clearly Besotted


Deepti said...

Beautiful colors and a lovely layout Sue :)

Deborah Frings said...

Beautifully elegant and beautifully coloured. Absolutely lovely.

Kylie said...

These colours and images would brighten anyone's day!! I love the background and your doodled border is terrific!! Happy New Year, my friend xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Gorgeous Sue. It is a very happy card that makes me long for spring and flowers. I love your drawn border. Happy New Year!

Flo Langley said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Wishing you all the best Sue. Gorgeous card....as always.
Hugs, Flo xx

sandie said...

Happy New Year Sue! I love the background and funky frame and you are so right, here in England we need these gorgeous bright colours!

Nonni said...

Hi Sue, wonderful, summery card! We also have very grey now -it should be all snowy this time of the year but it's just raining all the time! I love the border and the blue around the flower, very effective, great job! xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Such a beautiful summery card hunni and just what we need at the moment to cheer us all up with this dull and wet weather we are having in the UK!!

Also thank you for the mention, that was really sweet of you to do :)
hugs and xxx

Deepti Stephens said...

Beautiful card, Sue.. :)

stressfreestamping said...

It is grey here in Indiana too, so I am really enjoying your brightly colored flower! I like the white card base with it. It really makes the flower pop!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Love the water colour look and your soft colours. Great card! Have a lovely day. hugs Monika xxx