Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes


 Hello my friends!

Today I have a card for the new challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Today's theme is:

 Awhile back I was fortunate enough to win a beautiful set of stamps from the Unity Stamps Company called 'Fear Not'.  And, as you can see, that's what I've chosen to create with today.  These days it seems I can't have enough cards of encouragement so our anything goes theme gave me the opportunity to get a few more cards added to my stash. 

BELOW was my original card idea before I decided to color in the flowers with Derwent Inktense
Inktense Pencil Set - Set of 24

 pencils and an artist brush.  Since my card was already completed, I wasn't sure if it would improve the card or destroy it but I figured it was worth a try.  LUCKILY it turned out okay ... Which do you like best?

Inside of my card . . .

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Dar, this card is bold and beautiful! I agree with you that I don't seem to have enough encouragement cards these days either. They're crazy times, for sure! Your card will definitely brighten someone's day.

  2. I real colorburst on your card! I like it!
    Lia xx

  3. Wow, Darlene! This card is sure to brighten someone's day! Love the stamps you used and the fun technique adding the colors. Have a great week!

  4. I like the one that you colored the flowers, so pretty and I like the way the fear not is in the yellow area like it is highlighted

  5. Totally worth it! And introducing that beautiful green makes it pop! I love working with Inktense. xoxo

  6. Beautifully created and I like that you colored in the flowers, makes them POP! Loving that background too, such a cheerful card to brighten anyone's day for sure!

  7. Great card and love the outcome you produced. As always perfect. x

  8. Love your bold bright colours here Darlene. You did a superb job of colouring those gorgeous flowers. Made such a difference. Beautiful card.

  9. A gorgeous card Darlene, love the

  10. Congrats on your win! Both cards are so beautiful and the rainbow of colors is really perfect for your sentiment. I couldn't pick between them, the flowers just pop beautifully on both. Sorry I haven't been around... Just busy with work in the garden which is never ending! Have a super day!

  11. Wowie wow, this really grabbed me! The colors are intense and amazing! I like the colored flowers, I think, but it actually looks good either way. It's nice to send encouragement cards. We all need to know someone cares and is thinking of us.

  12. I do love the vibrancy of Inktense, so magical to see them come to life when water is added. Pretty card with it's lacy trim and I agree we can never have too many cards of encouragement. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  13. The explosion of color looks fabulous both on the background and within the flowers! What a beautiful expression of strength and support with the great sentiments outside and inside too! Gorgeous!


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