Say it with…ABSC053

Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Water colour | 10 comments

It is the last Friday of the month, so that means a sketch challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.

I’ll be honest here…I struggled with this one. It was the half circle that threw me, so I took some liberties with the sketch which I turned. Hope that I wasn’t bending the rules too much!

The main panel is distress ink blending (like I showed in my video tutorial this week), but for some variation, I sprayed it lightly with a mister to create a splotchy water effect (I think it looks like a night sky full of stars!). I stamped the birds and cages from Love Birds and the sentiment is Garden silhouettes. The yellow is washi tape! This week’s winner will receive the awesome Fanciful Flowers stamp set – one of my favourites!

I have created this card for the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Love Birds stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Garden silhouettes stamp set

Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black, Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White cardstock

Other Supplies: Ranger ink blending tool, Washi tape, Foam dimensionals, Mister with water,

Hope you will find the time to play along. Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles projects – their links are on my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by,


About our challenges:
– We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
– Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
– Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $10.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).
How To Play Along:
– Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
– For those without a blog you can still play along! Simply uplaod your card to out Stamp Embellish Create social site (you’ll need to join) and add the current challenge ‘tag’ to your photo!
– Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
– Please don’t link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge. All projects submitted must be new.
– A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.
– You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
– We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas πŸ™‚


  1. Can’t see the struggle from here Marion. Those birds in the cages are perfectly stamped and the flick of water through the bg is genius! LOVE it!

  2. Love the blue panel. Looks dreamy:) And paring blue with yellow is awesome. Makes the blue panel pop. Love it.

  3. Gorgeous Marion. The little bit of yellow on the sentiment banner really does draw the eye. I love your background too πŸ™‚

  4. This card is just beautifully executed. The misting in the background creates awesome depth and really helps the black stamping to pop! Then the little flag sentiment adds a sweet detail – love it!

  5. Beautiful, Marion – love your interpretation of the Sketch – I think it has worked brilliantly! Lovely bird and cage images, with that pretty “splattered”background!

  6. I love how you treated the sketch Marion and the bkgd looks just perfect as a setting for the bird cages :0)
    Loved watching your ink blending tutorial too… gorgeous vibrant colours :0)
    Jenny x

  7. Marion, this card is fantastic!! The color combination is amazing – I love it!!

  8. I ADORE the splotchy water effect. What a gorgeous card, Marion! The yellow really pops, too. Love it!

  9. Ooh dear running late this week…….Loved your beautifully ‘sponged’ card for this weeks challenge……I’m inspired to keep trying πŸ™‚ The effect you created with a mister is lovely and I like how you used a swirl to hang the birdhouses……perfect!

  10. Hey Marion! Thanks for linking this up to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! πŸ™‚

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