COF: Take a risk!

Hi friends! 

It's SO wonderful that the Crafters of Faith falls on a Sunday!
The COF is a little card group I started a couple of years ago
with faith-based challenges as a way to share fellowship with crafters 

And I promise this is really my card!
I know it looks like something my little granddaughter scribbled :)

We take turns scooping up a month and issuing a challenge for the group 
and this month our challenge is the talented Jeanette!

Her challenge:  

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
has long been one of my favorite Bible verses because it reminds me that I can do things in God’s power. I do not need to be fearful. God will equip me. 
For this month’s challenge, I’d like you to think of some paper-crafting technique, fold, or some other thing that you’ve been fearful of trying and let go of the fear and give it a try! 

Okay, so back to the scribble!
I decided to try the scribble stamping and used the my Karin Brushmarkers Pro
again - only this time a little differently!
For the 'scribble stamping'
 (and I may have made that up! I don't know if that's the actual name!)
I added colored on my glass craft mat and spritzed it with barely any water.
That way, the marker mostly stays the same and just wiggles a bit!
This process did take a bit of time ~ I did it in stages to keep colors separate.

I stamped Best Buds from Paper Smooches, one of my FAVORITE flower stamps,
this time on heavyweight cardstock and it held up super well to the water.

And here's the risky part!
I had to trust that flipping the stamped image onto the wet marker 
would land more of less where that part of the image was, providing rich colors.
 I did have to guess a little bit where it would end up!

This process was wildly fun!
Messy ~ but definitely creative play :)

The sentiment didn't get as much attention, I'm afraid!
It happened to be on my desk from a previous stamping session ~
rather than have it go to waste, I added it as a fun banner.

My daughter thought this card was hilariously wrong 
and I'll admit, I'm a little afraid to post it.
I realize it looks like kid's scribble ~ and that's kinda the idea!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings


  1. I think, your card is very beautiful, and the colours are so lively ! Maybe, you could try to scribble the colors on a piece of acetate or a see-through stamp-holder with just a little bit of water and flip that on your card? Haven't tried it myself, just an idea.... :) Have a nice Sunday ! Enny

  2. I think your card is just lovely Kelly, love the bright colours and the beautiful image, you shouldn't have been scared to show it, Kate x

  3. Kelly this is truly creative. I think you are still thinking of staying inside the lines, but this turned out just like it should have. I love the burst of cheerful colors on the beautiful florals. Definitely a beautiful card you should be proud of! TFS!

  4. Kelly--I think this is so pretty and is so creative! Messy is good!

  5. WOW! I am in awe of your creative mind, Kelly! I would never have thought turn my paper upside down to add color without knowing exactly where it would go... but you took a risk and did and the final project is AMAZING!!! I kid you not, I think you're onto something here. I'm pretty sure we'll all be trying your technique soon.

  6. Great card and I love the messy background-messy is fun
    Carol x

  7. Great card, Kelly. Love the bright background. xx

  8. Wow, this card is amazing, Kelly! I LOVE the background! Beautiful bright
    colors! Your so creative, you can be real proud of this one!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, and all your kind words :)
    I'm also your follower now. Take care - Hugs -

  9. Beautiful designed card most adorable colours and result. x

  10. I actually really like that background. It reminds me of tie dye - and I happen to like tie dye. I think the way it's framed and the intense colors are really pretty.

  11. Love your vibrant 'scribble' background Kelly - a stunning card as a result
    Stay safe

  12. Great job. I want to try this technique. Looks like fun. So colorful.

  13. So bright and cheerful!! Perfect for this jar of blossoms!

  14. Such a lovely card, Kelly! So bright and happy with that wonderful background!!! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge this month! :)

  15. A super bright coloured card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Happy Litle Stampers. Caz DT.