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Monday, October 17, 2011

Come Paint with Me!!

I'm SO EXCITED today!! Guess who's hosting a challenge on the greatest stampy website on the planet, Splitcoaststampers?!!? That's right, ME!! I feel like such an important stamper. HA! But what I really am is just stamping for an important cause! All month long, SCS has been hosting a Hope You Can Cling To forum, with daily challenges as the kickoff for inspiration to make & send cards to MD Anderson Cancer Center, for visitors to share with patients battling breast cancer. Check out my challenge here, I'm asking everyone to play with PAINT! And here's one of the samples I made for the challenge:

I played with my very favorite paint - Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paint! Something about that luscious paint, it kicks me into creative mode even when my mojo has completely gone on hiatus. I got out painterly pink, dash of red and blank canvas, and just played around and mixed them and dabbed them onto heavy cardstock until I got something I liked for a background!

Since it pained me to completely cover up the gorgeous paint, I opted for a big vellum flower on this card. I embossed the Hero Arts Stencil Flower, and filled the center with seed beads. I love attaching the flower with just a dot of Glossy Accents - it makes the edges curl up slightly, giving the card some dimension.

I was inspired by my grandma to choose PAINT as my challenge - she is an amazing artist, and also a breast cancer survivor.

I do hope you'll play along with me! You have until November 7 to get your card uploaded on Splitcoast - oh, did I mention - there are PRIZES!! All of the details, including the address to send you card off to MD Anderson, are included in my challenge thread.

Happy stamping, and happy painting!

  • Stamps: CG194 Stencil Flower, CL272 All Occasion Messages
  • Paper: heavy white cardstock, pink cardstock, vellum
  • Ink: Black Stazon, ColorBox Frost White
  • Other: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint (painterly pink, dash of red, blank canvas), Martha Stewart glitter, white EP, pink seed beads


  1. Love the shade of pink you came up with, Libby, and all for a wonderful cause!

  2. Stunning!Love everything about this card! Congrats on the hosting over Splitcoasterstampers!

  3. Beautiful card..beautiful sentiment...worthy cause. I am always so proud of you!!

  4. Very pretty card thanks for sharing!

  5. Super duper card and challenge Libby. Love the painted background and your popped up vellum flower is AH-MAY-ZINGGGGGGGGG!

  6. SUPER SUPER pretty! LOVE the painted background! Congrats on hosting over on SCS!! Sooooooooo fab! You rock:)

  7. Gorgeous card, Libby! A fantastic challenge.. I can't wait to participate! I love to paint!

  8. Super pretty! Love the look of the vellum on the flower! One of my favorite flower images from HA!

  9. very pretty card, maybe I should have used some of your paints while I was over there.

  10. This is stunning, Libby! I love the pinks and the fussy cut vellum flower is amazing. I need to play in this challenge!

  11. Hi Libby! This is a beautiful card!! Love the paint idea and the gorgeous vellum flower. Congrats on hosting this challenge at Splitcoaststampers!

  12. So fun! And so exciting to be hosting a challenge on splitcoast! :> Love this card and the reason behind it! :>


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