Friday, August 15, 2014

The SRM Challenge: August

Hi there peeps! I didn't have time at the beginning of the month to post my card for the August SRM Challenge so I'm posting it now... I've been a tad busy with China prep and I also started my new blog to chronicle our adventures while teaching over there... I invite you to check it out and subscribe! A Canadian Girl In Shanghai!  Anyway... Back to the card:

Supplies used: Take 2 Stickers by the Dozen, and We've Got Your Border Baby
I used the colours from the "color inspiration" and I also used the sketch. What's cool about the new challenge is that you can do any one of the challenges, all of them, or any combo in between!! So many options. 

All we ask is the you use ONLY SRM Stickers and Products but you can also use SRM in combination with your own stamps, papers, die cuts and so on!

Our rules (to keep this fun and fair):

1.  Only SRM product is permitted but you can combine with any stamps, paper, die cuts, etc. 

2.  Please comment on the project ahead of you and behind you in the link.  Everyone LOVES comments!

3.  You can link to other challenges - there is no limit.

4.  Anything that is offensive or does not follow our guidelines will be removed.  

5.  Have fun!


The winner will receive a Prize Package from the SRM Online Store.  We will also be recognizing some honorable mentions!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Naughty or Nice: Anything Goes!

For this month's challenge we thought we'd make it easy on you and get back to the basics of this challenge: are you Naughty or Nice???!!! With one little twist: can you make it EXTRA naughty or SUPER nice??? Let's go above, and beyond here folks and show 'em what we're made of!! 

So, ironically, I went NICE! 

I was thinking, how could I go above and beyond? So sickly sweet to make one gag? Well, why not stick a whole bunch of lovely LOVE sentiments on one card and make it go over-the-top... So that's what I did! 

All of the sentiments are from the Technique Tuesday set: Cloud 9. I used almost every sentiment in the set and embossed it with white embossing powder. THEN, I had some fun with various sprays!! The water droplets were done by first drying the coloured piece, then dropping plain water on the paper. Let it sit for a couple seconds then press paper towel into the paper. Voila, water droplets!! 

I had so much fun I made two:

I am SO into purple/mint right now.... What is it about those two colours? I just love them! 

I did something a little different with this card: after I sprayed and dried the paper I dipped a watercolor brush right into the spray bottles and painted in some of enclosed areas of the sentiments/hearts: 

It gave the words some extra *pop* once the colours dried... 

Head over to the Naughty Or Nice blog for more details! Thanks for popping by!