Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pilin' on the Sunshine

This week at the Pile It On challenge we're groovin' the on theme Sunshine.I really like this time of year in Maryland... Spring is starting to show her signs but it's still definitely winter. We haven't gotten a ton of snow this year, but I like the occasional snowfalls (that don't require shoveling)! And I especially love sunshine in the winter... the sky seems bluer, and of course there's no sunshine like sunshine off of snow.

Anyhoo, soon we'll be having some nice bike-riding weather, so I used our sponsor MilkCoffee Stamps' Bicycle with Flower Basket to make this Spring-y card:

I colored the image with Copics, and used blender solution and some Aida cloth to create a pattern on the basket. Using Glossy Accents, I added Flower Soft's "Spring" mix to the flowers on the bike.  

The sentiment is from the Let It Shine set by Verve Stamps, and I stamped it in black Brilliance ink (such a gorgeous, true black!).

For the background, I used a shiny black paper (Recollections) as the backing for the DPs (Jillibean Soup and Graphic 45), and machine-stitched a zig-zag border in white.

I used a sponge dauber to distress the edges of the blue pieces with Faded Jeans and the white pieces with Antique Linen inks. I added Key Lime Stickles to the large star.
For the green "ribbon" I heat-embossed a Chevron pattern (Viva Las VagasStamps) with Peacock embossing powder. I finished off the card with a bicycle charm from Prima.

Crafts and Me: Add a Charm
Digi Makeover Challenge: Anything Goes
Fetch-a-Sketch #44: Sketch
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything goes
Sparkle & Sprinkle February Challenge: Color
Stamp n Doodle: Anything goes

Whimsical Designs: Going Green

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. What a darling card. Really like the bike and those flowers in the bike basket look so real. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges. Hope to see you next month.
    Barbara - Challenge Blog Coordinator

  2. Cute!!! Love your design and the dies you used!!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!!!!!

  3. This is just gorgeous and I so love the little bicycle charm.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. Your beautifully colored bike with flower basket looks fabulous on this wonderfully layered and lightly embellished card. Your bicycle charm adds an especially nice touch. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Charmed, I'm Sure (add a charm)" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  5. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at SNS Sketch Challenge!


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