Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Challenge


Today is our very first challenge at stilladdINKtive. Yay !

Bronwyn has put so much time and effort in behind the scenes to get our new challenge blog up and running. She has done a wonderful job! Thank You Bron. Please take a look and we’d love it if you’d play along with us too.

Each first and third week of the month we will have a sketch and colour challenge for you.  The stilladdINKtive team will be combining them and you can do that too or you can choose just to do the sketch or you may prefer just to take inspiration from our colours.  It’s up to you.

Here is our first challenge :

I used some of my most favourite sets on this card plus a new one which is coming out very soon in the sale-a-bration catalogue.



Ingredients :

Stamps : en francais, field flowers, kindness matters, pretty petites

Card : crumb cake, plum, vanilla, white, watercolour, shimmer white

Ink : baja, wasabi, plum, stazon, crumb cake

Other : petite curly label punch


I used watercolour paper for the butterflies. I used a blender pen with baja and plum ink on the larger one but with the small one I decided to try using plum reinker with an aqua painter instead.  And Wow what a difference in colour.  So it is still plum as the flowers and other butterfly are but it is just so much darker.  Anyway I liked the contrast of it.  It’s great using the watercolour paper with the butterflies because you can lift their wings up really high without damaging them at all.

Please click here to see what our fabulous and very talented stilladdINKtive team have created for this challenge. You will be inspired :)




  1. I just love the creative way you have used the sketch and colour combo this week. The water coloured butterflies are adorable, along with the cute SAB sneak peek. Thanks so much for deciding to join me in this little adventure and I look forward to lots more creative collaboration in the days ahead.

  2. I love how you interpreted the sketch Kathy, your card is lovely. Fantastic to be working with you on this Design Team.

  3. I really, really like how you mixed the stamp sets to come up with the three elements in the sketch. Such a creative card! Thank for having me as part of the Design Team!

  4. Oh so pretty! Love your take on this sketch - very clever. This stamp set is perfect for the layout of the sketch. Congrats on the new challenge!

  5. Love the stamp sets, love the card! I agree with everyone else - your mixing of the stamps and your interpretation of the sketch is so creative. I am so thankful to be a part of the still addINKtive DT - you gals are crazy talented!

  6. What a beautiful composition, Kathy! Love the mix of images you have used to create this pretty card & that sweet butterfly/sentiment cluster. Thank you so much for the warm welcome - I am really looking forward to working with you on the SA Team! :)

  7. So sweet Kathy, love the pretty flowers with the en francis BG!! Looking forward to being on the DT with you!


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