Monday, 22 June 2015

Sketch card for Sprakle & Shine challenge featuring Mama Elephant

Hello friends!
Happy Monday!
Here to drop in with a card I created for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge. This week was a fun sketch challenge.
I also got to play with some of the fun new products I received this week in this card, one being the adorable stamp set and the other being the Clean Color Real Brush water color markers that I've been dying  to try out. I have to say I LOVE them. When it comes to coloring in images, I suck at water coloring, I really do. Doing backgrounds with water coloring, not a problem at all but when it came to coloring in an image I would always get frustrated at the way it turned out. I've tried water color pencils and coloring with different inks such as distress inks and it always looked like 4 year old niece did it. So I decided to purchase a small pack (12 pack) of these popular markers everyone seems to be using and I have to say they're fantastic! They make me feel like I'm pro lol. I put a little color down, and then use a water brush to blend the color out. A little color goes a long way. I'm still playing around with them but so far I'm impressed. I purchased them off Amazon quite inexpensively, which is an added bonus. Any how that's my little review, sorry for babbling! 

I cut a circle out from watercolor paper and I used the Play Pups set from Mama Elephant, stamped my adorable imaged and colored with my markers as mentioned. I cut my banner just using my paper trimmer and stamped with a similar blue ink as the card stock using other images from this set. I die cut a label using the Stitched Labels 1 die set from Pretty Pink Posh to stamp my image on. I finished the card off using a few pretty sequins also from Pretty Pink Posh.

That's it for my card! Thank you for stopping by and hope you all have a lovely week!!


  1. Such an adorable card! I am LOVING the Clean Color Real Brush Markers! You did a wonderful job with them! :) Thanks so much for playing along with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge! :)

  2. What a fun take on the sketch Shannon and your watercolouring is fabulous! I think you just sold me on the new markers!
    Carol x

  3. Super cute card! Such a darling image!

  4. Adorable stamp and card Shannon, you are rocking those watercolour markers!

  5. Shannon this is darling and your watercoloring is perfect! OH no I can’t buy any more new pens.... but you are tempting me.

  6. Oh my word this is so CUTE CUTE CUTE!! :) Haven't got my brushes yet and I'm very curious about it!! This looks amazing!

  7. This is so cute - I love it!

  8. Your card is so adorable!! Love that cute puppy.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle and Shine!