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13 October 2011

A Week of Challenges, day four

Welcome back!

Time for the fourth challenge of the week -- this time, one that's brand-new to me. You see, my pal Emily has recently fallen in love with Paper Smooches stamps from Kim Hughes. It came as no surprise that she was asked to be their guest designer this month, nor that she also won a spot on the Paper Smooches Sparks design team. How could I not play along? Plus, check out the inspiration challenge image:
I almost want to run over to make them myself. Yum! I just love the warm colors. My only problem? I have no Paper Smooches stamps. Dang! I do happen to have two of Kim Hughes's sets from (the late, missed) Cornish Heritage Farms, though -- so I'm in luck, because those count too! I took all the mushroom stamps (six total) from Forest Friendzy and Spring Trees and created myself a sweet little scene:


The grass was stamped twice along the bottom, then masked and topped with all those cute 'shrooms. I pulled my colors from the inspiration image, and added a masked-stamp-and-sticker sentiment (the original sentiment reads "welcome spring"), plus some puffy pink(!) clouds. A tiny bit of gingham fabric tape echoes the gingham tomatoes (my favorites).

If you're interested in the stamps I've used, try looking for them on ebay. What I'm interested in is winning some Paper Smooches goodies so I can keep playing along! If you are too, the challenge is in effect until October 19th.

Four down, one to go! Tomorrow's card is a three-challenge-er, so stay tuned! Have a lovely day.

10 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Oohh, this is so awesome, Ang! I love that you have Kim's CHF stamps and your scene is fabulous. I wish I could get my hands on those! I love how you anchored those stickers with washi tape. Eeek!

Lindsey said...

The red gingham tomatoes are my favourite, too! What a terrific card, Ang. You coloured all those mushrooms -- go, you! The gingham under "fall" is the perfect finishing touch. Well, that and the pink clouds. :P

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

oh very cute! love the little mushrooms.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh, that is too cute! I am in love with the bright and funky mushrooms. The way you made the sentiment kills me...brilliant! Good luck, and I hope you win some more PS stamps!

Linda Beeson said...

What a sweet little scene and a very cute use of the SPARKS challenge.

Sue Althouse said...

Love those mushrooms! Would also love to get my hands on those pin cushions.

Angie Blom said...

beautiful card. love the mushrooms.. awesome.

Meg said...

Ah, those little mushrooms as so perfect for the inspiration photo! That one tall one makes me very happy for some reason, as do the puffy pink clouds. Very clever way of making your own sentiment, too!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Oh, so cute! Love alle the different colored mushrooms =) TFS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOVE this little scene that you've created--great idea to use some of Kim's CHF stamps! LOVE:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)