Monday, April 1, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog April Challenge



Wow! It is April 1st already (and today finally really feels like Spring).  This means it is time for a new challenge at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog.  The challenge for April is to use a digital image.  Sparkle N Sprinkle carries some lovely digital images designed by Michelle Perkett that can see seen here.  You have until April 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST to add your creation to the linky on the Challenge Blog for a chance to win the grand prize – a stamp set of your choice. 


I decided to create a center step card using the Bloom, Grow, Live digital stamp.  Since you can print your digital image in any size, I was able to size mine perfectly for the center section of this card.  I colored this sweet image with alcohol markers and printed an extra butterfly to pop it up.

I ran some green cording on dry embossed panels for the two sides and added some little handmade flowers.  Along the bottom I added grass, using a border punch, and a die cut white picket fence popped up on top of it.  I added some Sunny Daze and Blue Jewel glitter to add some sparkle to the flowers and butterfly.  You can find the full instructions for this card in the SNS gallery here.

We had a great response to last month’s glitter challenge.  I can’t wait to see this month’s entries.  Head on over to the Challenge Blog to see the details and for more inspiration from my fellow designers.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
CI Paint Inspired By - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 85 - Spring Days
Little Claire Monthly Challenge #31 - Cards With Folds
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #148 - Shaped Cards (plus a sentiment)
Stamp and Create April Challenge - Use at least 1 Die Cut

11 comments:

Céline said...

so so cute love the fresh colors
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
hugs
céline

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card and fabulous image you have used gorgeous layout too! x

Anne Temple said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Great color combo too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the fold too, but the little bee is too cute! Great card Marie!

Gita said...

This is such a cute card. Love the fence and grass at the bottom.

Brenda said...

Such a sweet and springy card - love the fence :)

April said...

Such a sweet and pretty card, Marie! Great job!

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, I just love your center step card. I've never made a step card of any kind, and need to at least try it. They are so cute. Your coloring and design elements look fantastic. May I ask which fence die that is? Did you fold your paper so it would be that long? Such looks great with the grass. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you have vined the flowers up! An adorable card.
hugs,
de

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! I love that sweet image! Great design too!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Cammy404 said...

Marie,
Loved it!! Such a happy and Spring-esque card!

Olivia said...

What a lovely job. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.