by Kylie

Hi Everyone,

Popped over to the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge blog for the first time in ages today (I haven’t been on the computer much these days) and when I saw this weeks challenge I actually had an idea. Woohoo!

The theme for this week is the Designer Drafts Challenge where you need to use the following sketch as the basis for your card.

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - Designer Drafts

Paper Smooches Designer Drafts Challenge - January 2014

Paper Smooches Designer Drafts Challenge – January 2014

I sketched out the design and in my mind I could see a fishbowl sitting on a table so that is how I ended up with the following entry into the current competition. The colours of the card are a little more vibrant in real life but I couldn’t seem to capture them today.

Thanks Materials used: Stamps - Briny Blue (Paper Smooches); Designer Paper - Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Linen Thread (Stampin' Up!), Distress Markers and Hero Arts Shadow Inks.

Materials used: Stamps – Briny Blue (Paper Smooches); Designer Paper – Vintage Bliss (Simple Stories); Linen Thread (Stampin’ Up!), Distress Markers and Hero Arts Shadow Inks.

Thanks for visiting! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!

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Elle L. 4 February, 2014 - 3:10 am

Congratulations on winning the SPARKS challenge, Kylie! 🙂

Kylie 4 February, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Thank you very much, Elle! I am still so chuffed by it all. 🙂

c 4 February, 2014 - 12:31 am

Kylie: YOU WON!!! You won the PS challenge! You won new PS goodies!! I’m over-the-moon ecstatically happy for you! Yipppeeeeeeee!!! Way to go, my sweet friend! Enjoy the shopping, and let me know what you decide to order. What a wonderful thrill for this Monday morning (well, morning where I am…). HUGS~c

Kylie 4 February, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Thank you sooooooooooo much, C! Words cannot fully express how excited I was…and still am. I thank you for sharing in my excitement. 🙂 I had a wish list for some new Paper Smooches goodies so I cannot wait to go shopping. Hooties shall be mine. lol hugs, Kylie

Christine Dring 2 February, 2014 - 9:37 am

This. Is. Brilliant!!! Your card jumped out at me while checking out the entries. They would be crazy if they didn’t pick your card as the winner! Fabulous card!

Kylie 2 February, 2014 - 9:43 am

You have made my day, Christine, with your comment. Thank you so much for the sweet words. I really appreciate them!! Hope you have an amazing day!

Taheerah 1 February, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Such a clever idea to create a fish bowl – this is awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

Kylie 1 February, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Thanks so much, Taheerah! Appreciate you kind words. 🙂 Was fun to play along. 🙂

c 1 February, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Back again to cheer wildly and loudly at your darling your fishy fish bowl card! The two on the left look like their listening, with rapt attention, to the little whale-y guy on the right. Chatting around the ‘water cooler’ comes to mind! The seaweed, the bubbles, the colours: perfect take on the sketch and a perfect combination of images.I wish sketches would play out in my mind even half as well as they do in yours. I’m still staring at it, clueless! Perhaps it’s due to the ‘must make Valentine cards’ diet I’m on, as well as making them in mini size. Hmmm…I feel a ping of an idea sparking, so we’ll see if it translates into something productive! We’ve entered a short spate of cooler weather, but nothing compared to what’s messing up the Eastern provinces and states. I couldn’t believe snow in Georgia! Poor people, complete unaccustomed to icy roads and cold weather, being lashed with the unfamiliar! Yikes! I’m ready for spring though, as I’m sure you’re ready for a taste of cooler weather! Your visit to my blog has added extra sparkle to my Friday evening! Oh, to live closer…the fun we would have, and the shenanigans! You’re awesome, sweet Kylie, fabulously awesome! Hugs~c

Kylie 1 February, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Ooh Carol, you are the sweetest! I hadn’t thought of that but you are right, it is reminiscent of chatting around the water cooler. lol Oh how yay that you have a ping!! Go create while you can. 🙂 I will eagerly await seeing what results…but no pressure! lol Relax and enjoy the process. 🙂 I cannot believe how extreme the weather is around the world. Here we are experiencing fire and heat waves and other parts of the world have extremely low temperatures with snow, ice and more. It is ridiculous! Enjoy creating whether it be more of your darling mini Valentine’s or the sketch ping idea! 🙂 big hugs!

Valerie 1 February, 2014 - 4:44 am

That is just TOO, TOO cute!

Kylie 1 February, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Thanks so much, Valerie! 🙂

Elle L. 30 January, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Your card caught my eye on the SPARKS challenge page, and I just had to take a closer look. I really love the layering and the overall colors. And you nailed the fishbowl – both in its proportion and its color/shape.

For some reason, I can’t help but think those fish are having a staff meeting of some sort. It definitely made me laugh. 🙂

Kylie 30 January, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Hi Elle,
Thank you! Such a sweet compliment! I think you might be right – they are having some sort of fishy get-together! 🙂 Hope you have a good day! Thank you for stopping by and for writing such a lovely comment too.

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