Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blended Bloom, Blendabilities and Big News!


Greetings, Stampers! I am so very happy and excited today! I've been asked to be part of the design team at Seize the Sketch! I'm so, so honored to be in the company of such talented stampers. Thanks for having me, gals! 


Here's this week's sketch by our fearless leader and incredibly talented Lesley Croghan...


...and here's my take on the sketch. As I still had a big pile of brand new goodies on my desk, I couldn't resist the opportunity to use some of them today. Almost every thing I've used here is new. You can scroll down for a list of the ingredients, but the most exciting part for me was to try out Blendabilities Markers for the very first time. They color so beautifully! 


Each set of Blendability Markers comes with three different shades, and I had an "aha" moment while coloring. Though the colors of the markers I used are Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive, the darkest shades of each of these colors coordinate perfectly with Hello Honey,  Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. This was my very first experiment so I make no apologies. I'll be practicing over time to get the colors more perfectly blended, though I must say I'm content the way they are, too!


How about those pearls?! The Blendabilities Markers can also be used to color Pearls and Rhinestones. How awesome! 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom*, Work of Art*, Secret Garden (leaves)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow*, Blackberry Bliss*, Hello Honey*
Ink Pads: Mossy Meadow*, Blackberry Bliss*, Memento Tuxedo Black*
Blendabilities Markers: Rich Razzleberry*, Daffodil Delight*, Old Olive*
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Framelits
Accessories: Pearls, Whisper White Organza Ribbon
*Available June 2, 2014

Please come check out the amazing creations made by the rest of the team at Sieze the Sketch, and please play along with us, too! This challenge is open for two weeks so you have plenty of time to play more than once, if you like! Here is our amazing team:



Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! Inky hugs!




17 comments:

  1. Sandy, welcome to the team! Your card is gorgeous...love the bloom!

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  2. Gorgeous! Love that bloom and the center treatment.

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  3. Oops, forgot to say "Welcome to the Team"!

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  4. Enabler alert! Wow, love that huge bloom and the way you coloured it. So happy you are joining the team! Welcome!

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  5. Love this bloom and the way you colored it. You sure started with a bang making this stunning card. Welcome to the team even though I am very new.:)

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  6. Stunning flower! Welcome to the Team

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  7. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Wow, Sandy this flower is absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe it's the first time you've tried coloring with your new markers! And welcome to the STS team!! :)

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  9. Gorgeous card Sandy! That big purple blossom looks stunning!

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  10. Gorgeous card! I Love this big flower image - and the new SU purple is definitely on my list :-)

    Beth xx

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  11. For a first try - WHOA GIRLY! AWesome! I love that big bloom, and I'm so glad to have you joining the team :) Woot!

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  12. welcome to the team!!!!!! LOVE this beautiful bloom :)

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  13. Beautiful coloring, Sandy. Congrats on joining the Seize the Sketch and what a great way to kick off!!! Gorgeous
    hugs
    jaydee

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  14. That flower is gorgeous - I can't wait to get my hands on some blendabilities! So glad to have you on the STS team!

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  15. Beautiful, Sandy! So nice to join STS with you. You have a wonderful style!

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  16. Welcome Sandy! So glad to have you on the team! Your flower is stunning, beautifully colored!

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