Monday, January 14, 2013

ANYthing Goes at SweetStamps

Hello sweeties-
Today is a post marathon, so I hope you will come back check out all the fun stuff happening this week/month long. 
The first is SweetStamps weekly challenge.
This weeks theme is:
Now, this is where I try to take advantage of the challenge and stretch my creativity.
So this week I decided to do a mixed media collage. 
This has been done without direction or even experience, so bare with me.

I started with this 5x7 panel canvas, which I purchased from Aaron Brothers.
It's already primed/treated and ready to be painted.  I did start with applying patterned paper, but when I started applying the paint...the patterned paper just seemed to vanish!!  LOL...poof there is went!
The Dahlia flower was colored with Copic and carefully cut out. Once I placed it on the canvas, I went around with a watercolor crayon.  Then I looking at it, I realized that is needed some shine.  So I brought out my Creative Inspirations Paint and went to town.  I went around the sentiment with stardust glitter glue, to finish it all off.

Well I hope that you are in a ANYTHING GOES kinda of mood and will join us this week at SweetStamps.

Join our weekly and monthly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLink at the end of the post. Please do not link to your main blog, we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to the SweetStamps blog.
Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweeStamps image to get an extra entry in the challenge. Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStamps on your blog post.
Next week's challenge #101 is:
Lace and Pearls
Our second monthly challenge can be found HERE
Theme is:
Embossed Embossing
I would like to enter this is the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #24
Cupcake Craft Challenge #225
Challenges 4 Everybody #11
Dream Valley Challenge #48
PanPastel Challenge #2
Supplies used on today's creation:



  1. So colorful! I love the springy colors you used and you did a fantastic job coloring and cutting the dahlia!

  2. A great project, love the dahlia image. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, Judith xx

  3. How cool is this- love the fabulous colors and texture!!! Awesome!!!

  4. Great texture and love all the bright colors!!

  5. Beautiful and gorgeous colours,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

  6. A beautiful, colourful creation...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  7. Turned out just brilliantly. I love the effect and love that stamp. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  8. Absolutely fabulous! I really love all of the texture and colours in this piece and the sparkle finishes it off beautifully. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  9. Gorgeous, love the flower on that background!

  10. Wow what an awesome design. I love the bright colors and the textured background. The Dahlia pops from the card with the shine from the CI paints.