Wednesday, 17 June 2015

You've got this - SIP #1

And for my second post for today (yes, quite unusual I know!) is a card I made recently for a new friend's birthday and uses another new stamps set - You've Got This :-) Now I'm not the best colourist by any stretch but I decided to have a go on this set with an Aqua Painter onto some water colour paper and the colour ended up quite a lot brighter than I expected :-)

And I've found a new Challenge Blog! Stamps Ink Paper is hosting it's very first challenge and is the creation of Justin Krieger. Justin, is a fellow that I am indeed grateful to - as it was he that suggested some time ago  (maybe 2 years ago??) that I should enter some challenges. Of course I didn't think I would be good enough but ran the idea past a couple of my local stamping friends and they were very encouraging too and so I created this Blog - challenges are fabulous for pushing you to create a little outside of your usual "box' and help you grow and that certainly has been the case for me. As they say, the rest is history lol - and now honoured to be on two Design Teams, here I am at over 250 blog posts!! So I am excited for Justin and his Team of talented Designers in their new venture and wish them all the best of success!  And I encourage you to pop on over and check them out :-) 
They are beginning with this week's challenge : 
I have many favourite stamp sets that I can't choose between yet - so I chose the newest one with one of my favourite colours lately - Calypso Coral and lots of white space. My favourite style is I think Clean and Layered with Bling :-)

And so I couldn't go past the new Metallic Sequins pack and try out some white sequins! And lately i am also loving the trend of using stamped words like they are Dymo labels as you can "scatter" them a little too!

Card stock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Basic Black, Water Colour Paper,
Designer Series Paper: Go Wild Stack
Ink: Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Black Stazon, Versamark
Stamps: You've Got This, Floral Wings (Hostess)
Accessories: Big Shot, Hello You Thinlits, White EP, Aqua Painter, Metallic Sequin Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a moment to pop on over to Stamp Ink Paper and maybe you too will be inspire to enter :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Love it, Jan! The words look lovely & your watercoloring looks fabulous! You have definitely achieved clean, layered with bling look! - katerina

  2. Wow Jan! Fabulous card! I love how you did the sentiment! Just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at!

  3. Love your clean style with bling :) we think alike! So glad Justin got you hooked on challenges too! Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

  4. Just beautiful I tell ya! Your coloring is fabulous and I'm so happy that you entered our first card challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. I seriously can't wait you enter next. =)

  5. Oh this is so lovely Jan. Love how you've cut and coloured your flower here. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx