Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ahoy Mate - Sparkle N Sprinkle April Sketch Challenge

It is that time again - another wonderful sketch challenge!!  Do you realize that you could win a stamp set of your choice?  Head on over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog for all the details.

This is the sketch for April and you have until April 30th to enter you card.  I had a lot of fun with this sketch and here is what I came up with.

I heat embossed the Swashbuckler and Buccaneer images with Log Cabin embossing powder and the sentiment, Ahoy Mate, with Dark Night embossing powder on Waterfall cardstock.  This cardstock comes with  a smooth and textured side and I decided to emboss on the textured side because I loved the look it gave the images.

The map image from A Pirate’s Life stamp set is stamped on a paper bag, then colored with Pearlescent Watercolors for a very subtle look.  Then I scrunched it all up, spread it out, and added ink to give it the distressed look.

I have this new store close to me that carries a lot of stamping/scrapbooking products for only $1 and it gets me into a lot of trouble.  I spotted the little compass in the kids’ birthday section as a set of four for prizes.  I distressed it by sponging dark brown ink on it.  All the blue sparkle around it is created with Blue Lightning and Fascination glitter on 2 1/2" Double Sided"Tear-ific" Tape layered on white cardstock and popped up across the card.

This card can be found in the SNS Gallery, with complete directions.  Need more inspiration?  Go to the SNS blog to see more fantastic ideas from my fellow designers.  Now it is time for you to get creative and make a card using this great sketch and your Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps.   Don’t forget to link it to the inlinkz icon at the bottom of the current challenge page here.

I can’t wait to see what to see what you do. 

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
SimonSays Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
PaperPretties Wednesday Challenge PWC199 – Bling
Stampin For The Weekend Challenge 6 – Anything Goes
CES Challenge #79 – No Girls Allowed


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card love the sparkle & different textures!

Thank you for sharing with us a CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sandra H said...

This is lovely and l love that texture :)x

Gerlinde said...

Gorgeous card, Marie! Love all the different elements, especially the compass - it's perfect!

April said...

Marie, you have done it again! So sparkly and a wonderful take on the sketch!Great job!

Hugs, April

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Cute and sparkly!!

Donna Ellis said...

WOW! I need to figure out a card, too. It surely won't be as spectacular as yours, Marie. Love the use of product and images on your card - fabulous layering, too!

Katy said...

This is so cool!! Thank you for this inspiration! :) Love it!

debby4000 said...

Love your fab card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Mummylade said...

What a lovely creation Marie. Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend this time and good luck!

Sheena said...

Love the details and textures in this! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx