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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Retrosketches #130

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!
I have been playing in my craft room today withwatercolors and a fabulous sketch from

And here is my card:

I am in LOVE with this stamp set from Stamps of Life called candles4birthday! I thought the candles would be perfect for this sketch. I would color a candle with a Distress Marker, then spritz with water and then stamp it. I just think this turned out really cool. I hope you can see that 3 of the candles are cut with the matching dies and then mounted with foam tape for dimension. I did that to represent the 3 flowers in the sketch! That one lone sequin is NOT red IRL! It is hot pink! I wish I hadn't even put it on the card. Oh well....

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: candles4birthday, morecandles4birthday (Stamps of Life)
Inks: Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Peacock (Ranger Distress Markers)
Dies: candles4birthday matching dies (Stamps of Life)


Lisa Elton said...

What a GREAT idea to use birthday candles!! PERFECT take on the sketch Mackie, so CUTE!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Mackie. Love your take on the sketch. Great colors too.

Brenda said...

Wow Mackie, this is so impressive! I love the candles and I love how you watercolored them. I also love your take on the sketch, especially with three of the candles popped up. Very cool card indeed! Hugs, Brenda

~Tammy~ said...

This is totally fab! GREAT execution of the sketch!

Mona Pendleton said...

So fun Mackie! Love the mix of colors! So creative!

Deepti said...

Superb design! Love the water colored candles :)

Nicole Parmentier said...

Great idea! Love your card!