3 Sep 2016

Guesting at The Challenge!

I'm so thrilled to tell you that I was the winner of the very last challenge, at The Challenge's end of season challenge (can I hear everyone say "Challenge"??!!) with this card!

So for the very beginning of their season, I am guesting with their talented Design Team yay!

Since it is Week One at The Challenge, we are working with a sketch!

To me, this sketch called for a focal point where the circle is located, and since I already had my What the Doodle series stamp set on my desk - namely the Waves Mini Stamp Set, I inked it up.

I had a piece of watercolored cardstock already on my desk (I know - my desk is a messy area full of unused pieces of love!) so I diecut the waves along with the sailboat

I stamped the doodly waves - and a few extras- in Stormy Sea ink and then popped up the waves and sailboat onto the stamped image.

Using Platinum embossing powder, I stamped and embossed the sentiment- from Clearly Besotted- onto a strip of Soft Stone cardstock and tucked it behind the sailboat.  The whole thing still looked a little bare to me so I kept on tucking and that vellum circle went in behind the boat.

I adhered my card panel onto my soft stone card base and I was finished!

Thank you to Lesley and company at The Challenge for having me as the Guest Designer this week - loving it!!


  1. Pretty! Love the colours and the gold embossed sentiment.

  2. I just love it, Bonnie! The waves and the sweet little boat is perfect! Hugs!

  3. Popped across to say this is such a stand out card. Love the elements and the texture of the card. Gorgeous colours and layout..thank you for the inspiration x

  4. Wonderful card Bonnie, I love your artistic take on the sketch. So glad you could join us as Guest Designer.


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