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Desert Islands Crafters Challenge #3

Greetings, Islanders! It’s time for our 3rd Desert Islands Crafters Challenge! I can’t believe how many folks played along with our last challenge! It was awesome to see SO many participants! Thank you for playing along!

The challenge is simple. Use at least 3 of the items from the given itinerary. If you play along, you have a chance of being the one who creates an itinerary for us! This time, we are using Brenda’s Itinerary.

Brenda's Itinerary

1. Make it Square
2. Inspired by Nature
3. Handmade flower
4. Hand colored image
5. 2 or more patterned papers
6. Pearls
7. Twine
8. No sentiment on the front
9. Distressing
10. Birthday Theme

I managed to use 8 of the 10 items. Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 9.

How gorgeous is that image from Sweet Pea Stamps? This stamp is Radiant Butterfly, and it is one of Ching Chou Kuik’s amazing images. I won her from Micki’s blog candy a few weeks ago. I have had her colored up for a bit…I was just waiting for the right time to use her. This was it!

I colored her using my watercolor markers and my pencils. I have to say, I am really happy with how she turned out. And I tried something new…I gave her brown eyes as opposed to the green I always use. I wanted them to be more subtle. I was inspired by the majestic colors of Chinese New Year. Although these colors also make me think of Summer. I think she looks quite regal. You can click on any of the photos to see them bigger.

What do you think of my little flower? It was super easy to make! 3 circles, about 1/8” difference in size between them, that have been crinkled, distressed and spritzed with Glimmer Mist (Gold). The pearls are from Queen and Company. My papers are from K & Co., Provo Craft, Prima, and Prism. Button from American Crafts. I also used my Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser on the image and on the paper with the leaves.

I hope you play along with us! You have 2 weeks to play. Want to see some more amazing cards? Visit the rest of the DICC girls, posted in my sidebar. Have an inspiring day!!!


Little Claire’s Designs: Anything Goes

Paper Romance: Anything Goes

Do You Stack Up: Anything Goes

In A Sweet Pea Dream: Warmer Weather

Creative Craft World: Use a Square

CES Challenges: Flowers and Flutterby’s


Judy Rozema said…
What a neat card! Thanks for playing at Paper Romance!
Jo said…
Beautiful Card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at DYSU this week! Hope to see you next time!
Alex said…
Absolutely STUNNING Alison. Love the colors, and her hair... wow. You color like no one else and I always love to see your work!
sweetpeastamps said…
Beautiful Alison! I love the colors, your coloring is awesome. Gorgeous card.
Angela said…
Very pretty Alison. I love the colors you used. Simply Gorgeous.
Micki said…
ooohh girl love how you colored her, especially her hair. And love the reds. Gorgeous!!!!!
Dawn said…
you did a great job with this gorgeous stamp! Thanks for your creativity and for showing off these beautiful Sweet Pea stamps!
Miranda said…
gorgeous card Alison, love your colouring
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
Sandra P said…
Cool recipe! Great great work :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P
WencheP said…
Wonderful card, beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Nancy said…
Beautiful coloring! Your image is so pretty. The "itinerary" approach to the challenge is neat! Aren't those Sweet Pea stamps wonderful!
Mini said…
A lovely card! Super colours. Thank you for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x
kaylou said…
this is so pretty and your colouring is fabulous,thank you for joining our flowers and flutterbys challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx
Ria said…
Gorgeouss card :) thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge this week.
hugss Ria
Julie said…
Great card - what a fab image and I love your colour scheme!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CES challenges this week, Juliex
Taylor said…
Wow you squeezed in a lot this week! Love the card :)
Kathi said…
I'm going to have to play along with the challenges one of these days.

Great card. I love how you colored the cck image. That little flower is fantastic.
KymKreates said…
I am feeling warmer just looking at you wonderful creation!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Dream!

Sweet Pea DT

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