Guesting at The Challenge

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Hi friends! I was super excited when Lesley asked me to guest design at The Challenge this week. They do a different type of challenge each week and today's inspiration is a fabulous little sketch. I love a big focal panel with so many possibilities.

I started with a piece of designer paper with chevrons and a bit of a watercolor look to it.  I haven't done much sponging for a while, so inked up the edges with worn lipstick, festive berries and ground espresso distress inks.  I used the same patterned paper to stamp the two smaller flowers from Kindness Matters in early espresso ink.  I cut with the coordinating Great Kindness Die Set, inked up the edges and layered together on dimensionals, adding a few leaves cut from early espresso card stock.

Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper for the focal panel and sponged the edges with the worn lipstick and ground espresso.  Next I loaded up some watercolor ink along the top edge, spritzed with water and let drip down.  I like how it tied the panel in with the look of the patterned paper below.  I also did this for the thin little banner strip.  Next I stamped the quote in early espresso, then chose a blush colored woodgrain paper for the back panel and inked it up as well.  Finished off with some early espresso mats and some hot pink adhesive pearls.

Well, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to hop on over to The Challenge blog for all the designer samples.  I can't wait to see what The Challenge design team created.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Kindness Matters (Verve Stamps)
Paper: C'est la Vie (Pink Paislee), early espresso (SU!), cream (Neenah), watercolor paper
Ink: worn lipstick, festive berries, ground espresso (Ranger Distress), early espresso (SU!), Quinacridone Rose watercolor (Daniel Smith)
Accessories: Great Kindness Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), adhesiver pearls


  1. Beautiful card. Love the sentiment and the flower. Great background too.

  2. Gorgeous card, Julee! The flowers are so pretty against the pink background! Love what you did with my sketch! Thank you for joining us this week!!

  3. Beautiful card Julee, so glad you could join us this week as Guest Designer.

  4. You make the best backgrounds Julee! Great card!

  5. Julee, so happy you joined us this week! Your work is so fabulous and this card is amazing! I love the beautiful flowers against that gorgeous pink background! XX

  6. This is amazing!! I love the artistic feel of this card and the colors you chose. Great take on the sketch!!

  7. What a great and beautiful card, Julee! I'm especially fond of the colors you chose!

  8. Beautiful card Julee. Love the pretty layered flower and the soft sponging... the water color dripping is a nice touch... pretty pearls to finish the card off. Wonderful design. Have a fun weekend!


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