Friday, August 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Crafts August/September Challenge

Hey everyone!  We're kicking off a new Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge today.  As a reminder, the challenge runs for two months.  There's a sketch challenge and a technique challenge.  You can play along with both or even combine them.  There will be a winner in both categories as well as random winner.

The technique challenge this go round is:

I chose to play along with the sketch challenge.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card.

I used the moon outline from the Starry Night set to create the background.  I stamped it alternating between Salty Ocean and Iced Spruce.  Then I used a wet brush to add water to the center of each stamped moon and applied distress ink (from an ink pad that I pressed onto an acrylic block).

I really loved the patterned paper, but I wanted to soften it a little bit, so I added a bit of soft color in the spaces between the moons, and then some vellum over top.  A strip of soft gray cardstock was stitched on for some texture and to define the top and bottom pieces from the sketch.

For the tags, I cut the smaller tag from the Surface Tag Die Starter Kit twice, once from the soft gray and once from mixed media paper.  I added a bit of gray/blue color and then stamped the stars and sentiment.

The watercolored background panel was popped up with adhesive as were the tags. I added a bit of Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings and some clear sequins to finish it off.

I hope that you will play along with the challenges! Here are the nitty gritty details:
  • Use at least one of Waffle Flower Crafts products on each entry. List the product name in your blog post. If you use an online gallery (Flickr for example), list the name in the description. This is especially important when you used a product in a clever way that might not be obvious to people. Our team will be looking for them but please help make it easier for them.
  • Enter as many times as you want. If you have a blog, please include the graphic of the category you are entering in and link to the challenge post. This is to help your readers and crafty friends to find us and join the fun!
  • Combine up to 3 other challenges if you want. 
We look forward to seeing what wonderful projects you will create with your own unique formulas.Can't wait to see what you make!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: Avery Elle - Silver Fox cardstock; Staedtler - Mixed Media Paper; Recollections - Vellum
Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts - Starry Night
Ink: Ranger - Salty Ocean and Iced Spruce Distress Ink
Other: Waffle Flower Crafts - Surface Tag Die Starter Kit; Lawn Fawn - Vivid Trip Pack Lawn Trimmings; Neat & Tangled - Clear Sequins; Recollections - Dimensional Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive


  1. Beautiful! LOVING the colors and the circles!!!!!!

  2. absolutely and definitely gorgeous.

  3. Gorgeous!! Love the colors you used, and to make the background! Just love it!!

  4. lovely! That blue and grey looks go good together!

  5. Oh my ! That BG is such a beauty :) love the colors

  6. GORGEOUS!! You really got quite an art form here! I love the colors and layering! Well done, Miriam!

  7. Miriam your card is absolutely breathtaking. Just beautiful!

  8. It's beautiful Miriam and these colors are so gentle ;)
    Thank You~

  9. Girl, I will just let you make my cards. Stunning and so creative as always!!

  10. Such a beautiful card! Love how soft it is.

  11. Hi Miriam,

    your card is totally adorable! I am very excited about this background! Everything about your card you have very beautifully designed and your idea with the beautiful circles I need to try it. Very dear thanks for this beautiful inspiration! :)

    Greetings from Germany,

    Jenny :)

    Excuse my bad english. The translator translates not always perfect; c)

  12. Stunning card! I love the background!