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Stamp Insanity Challenge 1

Hello!!! I am so damn excited! I am going to be sharing my first Stamp Insanity Challenge with you today! I already LOVE being a GroovyGurl!!! We are starting off with a sketch challenge that needed to include an image(s) from Beth’s brand spankin’ new Les Coquettes collection. First, here’s the sketch:


So…I changed it up a bit, which is something I don’t normally do with sketch challenges. I usually just rotate it or something, but here… yeah. It’s different. But it looks so cool!!!


Meet Nicholette. Ain’t she totally rad??? I love her! And she was so much fun to color! But about the challenge… To start off, I’m not really a scallop person. They’re ok… but I’m not really a fan. So instead, I decided to run my purple oval through my crimper to give it that fab wave. Then, I really thought that I needed to center her and add the gems on both sides (I have 3 on each side. There’s a teeny square purple one in the center of a square on either side.). Click on any photo to see it bigger! Plus, I knew it needed an additional little something so I added my fang-tastic Martha Stewart border punch (spritzed with Glimmer Mist) on top and bottom.


Here’s a close up of pretty Nicholette. As usual, I pulled out my colored pencils and went to town. I also added an eensy weensy rhinestone flower to her hat, and a touch of stickles to the balls on her umbrella. Seriously, click on this pic so you can see it all!


Now I want you to go off and see the rest of the GroovyGurlz crazy amazing creations. And be sure to check out the Stamp Insanity blog itself!

  • Jeri Moody
  • Jennifer Olauson
  • Lisa Foster
  • Margie Cortina
  • Sarabeth Burke
  • Suzi MacKenzie
  • Tonya Klar

    You are SO gonna wanna snag these digis for yourself! Make sure you snag ‘em from Tonya’s Shop!

  • Comments

    Mrs Weyremaster said…
    You totally Rocked this challenge, your colouring is awesome, love it:)
    Sara said…
    awesome job with the challenge ali! i really love the frame you gave nicholette :)

    margie c said…
    Wow! This is sooo you! I love your style and how you changed up the sketch too! Gorgeous :)

    Beth said…
    Brilliant job improvising that scallop!! I so love the way you interpret sketches and make your art completely your own! This is another awesome project!!! xx And Nic looks completely amazing, too. :)
    Barb said…
    Beautiful job, Alison! LOVE that image, and you've colored her wonderfully!
    Jennifer said…
    Alison, your card is amazing. Glimmer Mist is my new favorite tool to use after seeing all your wonderful projects. I am so glad to to working with you on SI.
    ~Jeri~ said…
    You 'flippin' rocked this sketch and image Alison!! The colors are awesome and I love the way you used the MS Drippy Goo Punch!! Such amazing talent!!
    Cheryl Valadez said…
    One word...WOW! Love the image and they way you have brought her to life! The card is freakin' awesome!
    Erica said…
    Beautiful! I love your color choice! Wonderful work!
    Tonya Klar said…
    I LOVE this card! The colors are amazing. I love how you added the Glimmer Mist, it adds flare! I went and bought this punch just because of this card!!! I adore what you've done!
    Lisa Foster said…
    OMG! This rocks off the charts! LOVE the colors..especially her hair! AWESOME!!!
    Alex said…
    Alison- this is AWESOME!! I am soooooooooooooooo glad to see images this direction. I really love Maddie and this just gets me too!! FABULOUS!!!!
    You did a wonderful job with this, wonderful!
    Leigh Ann Baird said…
    Excellent job! Love the hair! I am afraid of glimmer mist!LOL I'm such a weenie. I used to love scallop circles/ovals and while they look fine on other people's projects, I'm not digging them for myself much these days.
    Julie said…
    This is incredible! Seriously -- the coloring is just off the charts-awesome. You and Beth's stamps are definitely a good match!
    I love it! This card is completely awesome!:)

    Randi said…
    Super cool card Alison! Love the blue and turquoise with the kraft, and all of the amazing details!
    Beth said…
    Still loving this!!! xx

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