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Still addINKtive Challenges # 2 - Sketch and Colour

s.a. # 2

It's time for another Sketch and Colour Challenge at still addINKtive.  A different 'twist' to our challenges is that you can use both parts of the challenge or you can choose either our sketch or the colour combo to get you started.  It's entirely up to you!

The sketch this week is for a square card or project featuring an image in the centre square.  I've chosen some bright summery colours, Tempting Turquoise and  Summer Starfruit to team up with one of my all time favourite colours, Chocolate Chip. 

I hope you will hop on over to our challenge blog, check out the beautiful cards by the rest of the DT and be inspired to play along with us this week.

Here's the sketch and colour combo -

I made a Desk Top Calendar Box and used a step by step downloadable tutorial by Connie Babbert from Inkspired Treasures.

Here's My Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets:  Tea Shoppe, Flock Together
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Starfruit, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Square Die, Sycamore Street DSP (Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek), Two Step Bird Punch (for the leaves), Lacy Brocade and Fancy Fan Embossing Folders, Antique Brad, Dimensionals
Non-SU:  Mini Calendar

Make sure you go and check out all the other great projects from the rest of the DT -

Thanks so  much for stopping by,


H2 :) said…
Wow, Bron, this is taking an easel card to a whole new level of fantastic! Beautiful project. :)
Thank you for the fun sketch & fabulous colours to play with!
Vicki Burdick said…
So pretty, love the turquoise rose on the teapot!!! Adorable!!
Susan Joyce said…
Gorgeous Desk Top box project Bron, love the little birds and flower on your cup. So pretty!
Unknown said…
Wow! This is truly an amazing project from beginning to end!
Connie Babbert said…
Love your calendar box with the beautiful colors and tea cup, PERFECT for holding some tea bags at your desk! Thanks for the shout out and link to my tutorial!!!
Donna said…
What a Gorgeous project, I love it! The color combo is delightful too! I love it all!
Very, very cute project. I had to giggle at the little birds sitting on the teacup's rim!
This is so gorgeous Bronwyn!
I adore the birds and flowers on the tea cup. You have used the colours so beautifully!
KimB said…
Wow this colour combo really packs a punch Bron - but it looks good! Great project and I love that turquoise flower perched on the rim. xxx

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