Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SOS #200: Big, Bold & Beautiful

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week we celebrate 200 challenges. 200!!!! To mark this milestone, our theme is Big, Bold & Beautiful, and we'd like you to use something big (letters, flowers, ribbon...), or bold, bright colors or images. So many possibilities!

For my card, I  chose bold colors and a bold sentiment. Here's the card, then I'll explain:

I chose bold colors, hoping it maybe looks like FIRE. I water colored the inks, let them dry, then stamped the big sentiment with Memento Luxe Black and clear embossed it. I then trimmed down the water color panel, layered it onto black, then put it on a white base.

In an attempt to make it look more like FIRE, I covered the background with clear Wink of Stella.

So, got some big or bold stuff in your stash that's been neglected? Why not take it out, use it, and come play along with us at SOS?

PS: Bonus: This card also follows the current CSSC sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous colours, fabulous big bold watercolour swatch and lastly fabulous sentiment. Awesome job for the 200th challenge.

  2. What can I say? This is so elegant in its simplicity! Fabulous job, Leslie!

  3. This is great! Big and bold! and big!

  4. Totally looks like fire! Love the colours and the BIG sentiment! Fab!

  5. oh how i LOVE THIS!!! what a fabulous card and PERFECT for this challenge!!! (plus... what a great version of the sketch... i need to get to work on that!) <3

  6. Adores this bold sentiment on your gorgeous watercoloring!

  7. Nice! Look at that bold, embossed sentiment!

  8. Flamin' I say! Love the bold colors and the bold sentiment.


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