Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Challenge at DoubleClick Skittles - Ocean + a Winner

Welcome back to another DoubleClick Connections Challenge

Challenge #26 is: Ocean

July 8 - July 21

**Via, Congratulations to the winner of my Skittles Craft space Challenge:
Kim from kimsscrapbookaddiction - Kim, please email your contact info to me at momtojeb@gmail (dot) com.  You have 7 days to respond or forfeit prize.

I'm so excited about this challenge!  It's my first "official" project created for DoubleClick Skittles, as a new design team member.   My initial idea was to create an underwater scene with fish swimming around and lots and lots of bubbles!  Another first? I decided to try my hand at no-line watercoloring.  I chose to make a display piece which would be so fun in a child's bedroom, or even an ocean or sea themed bathroom.

A quick technique tip: create extra" bubbles" by dropping droplets of water from a paintbrush onto the water colored surface, allow to sit for a few minutes, then blot with a paper towel.   This works best with distress inks. 

I used Sailboat Blue Skittles as well as the Summer release which is, for all intense purposes, sold out already!  You can visit the store and/or email Carri.  She may have 1 or 2 sets left.  At $3.75 for the entire release, they don't last long, but you can still purchase some of the individual colors; Strawberry, Banana and Blue Raspberry here:  

(paypal accepted)

An unexpected feature of my Skittles?  My Blue Raspberry looks lavender on the pink section of my watercolored paper.  Cool!  

Another tip technique?  I used some mesh ribbon and "burned" it a bit with my heat embossing tool so it looks like fish net.

Some other features on my card are a heat embossed sentiment and some stenciling on my base card background.   But, I've got to say, the Skittles look so fabulous bubbling up out of my fishy's mouth!

Head on over to the DoubleClick Connections Blog to link up to the challenge.  Be sure and check out the rules to qualify for the prize being offered.

Thanks for your comments!

Sharing my project at these challenges as well:

Additional supplies: 
May Arts Ribbon 1.5" white tulle
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Ranger White embossing powder
White gel pen
Lil' Inker Designs Oval Stitched Frame Die
Unity Stamp Co Fishy Philosophy stamps
TCW Stencil Sea Bubbles

Rules for the challenge:
Skittles are not required to enter this challenge 
One entry per person
No back linking
Must follow theme
When linking up use your project link not your blog link
Must Link back to this challenge and reference DoubleClick Skittles
Be A follower of DoubleClick and leave a comment after linking up 
Visit and Comment on the Guest Designer post
Prize is open to US residents only but anyone can enter

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