Saturday, April 25, 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #82

Hello folks,

Today I have a card for Runway Inspired challenge #82. I did not have a chance to share my card on Tuesday when the new challenge went live. So I am sharing with you now as a reminder.
Here is the new challenge.

And this is my take on the challenge.

Birthday wishes card

I love the black and gold on the  dress and also the paint brush stroke on the background.  I tried to incorporate both on my card. I trimmed the black striped pattern paper for my panel. I spattered some gold colour wash on it. For the focal point, I stamped the leaves and flowers from Altenew's Striped Floral stamp set in two different blue hues. Then hand cut out them and glue as a cluster. I have used both liquid glue and foam for added dimension.

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The sentiment is from Birthday Greetings stamp set also from Altenew. I stamped, cut the sentiment and attached with foam adhesives.

Birthday wishes closeup

Finally I have added 6mm and 4mm gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to add more gold elements on the card.

Birthday wishes card flat

Check out Runway Inspired Challenge Blog for more DT inspirations.

Come and play along to enter a chance to win $25 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

I am over at A Blog Named Hero

Hello friends,

I am over at A Blog Named Hero today with a colourful birthday card using Hero Arts and Altenew this month's collaboration partner. Here is a sneak peek of my card.

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Head over to A Blog Named Hero to see the card in full.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Curtain Call Challenge Reminder and a farewell!

Hello folks,

Welcome back. I feel as though I haven't been here on a long time. It has been very busy. As of you who follow me on Facebook, you will know I have been renovating a property of mine after tenants trashed it last week. It all happened when it was time for them to vacate and we did not extend the contract. We wanted to see the property because we had not looked at it for a year and we wanted to give a fresh lick of paint. Now, for past two weeks, we as a family has been spending time renovating the property and it has been exhausting. That is why I have been MIA. Most of the work is done now. Only small jobs left. By tomorrow all will be done. It has been a great learning experience for somebody like me who has not done trades. Looks like I can now handle it and learnt some tradie language as well lol!

Anyway, today I have a second and last card for Curtain Call Challenge. There is time still have time to play Curtain Call Challenge - Bouquet sponsored by Penny Black.

Here is my second take on the challenge

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I have used Pretty Petals stamp set from Penny Black to stamp and copic colour. I paired the coloured panel with black and white pattern paper from Beau Jardins pattern paper pad. 

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I have accented the card front using Pretty Pink Posh's Sparkly Clear sequins. 
Come and play the challenge. there are two prizes from Penny Black to be won.
 You have until April 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

So when I said last card, I meant that I am stepping down from the challenge. I have been in Curtain Call Challenge for past two years. I thought it is time for me to step down and give another talented designer a chance to be on this gorgeous team. I am sad but I had a great time. The team is awesome, Stacey is a great person to work with. Very approachable and flexible. I have been very lucky to work with such wonderful people. Thank you so much Stacey for having me. Love ya!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sparkle & Shine!

Hello folks,

After more than a week, I finally was able to spend some time in my craft room. Obviously lacking in creativity, I wanted to try a challenge to bring back my mojo. That is when I saw the new Pin - Sights Challenge at Ellen Hutson. I decided to play the challenge because I found it challenging with my lack of creativity.

It is a mood board challenge.


Love the colour combination. But I did not have any bronze paper or embellishments. After searching through my stash, I found bronze Zing sparkly embossing powder. Hooray! I can use it to emboss or make my own embellishements. I decided to emboss the sentiments on vellum cardstock using the Bronze Sparkly embossing powder.

Here is my finished card.

Sparkle & Shine

For the background, I did layered colour wash of Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn distress inks. Then stamped with images from the Bokeh Dots stamp set from Essentials By Ellen in charcoal ink by Hero Arts.

Sparkle & Shine flat

The sentiment is from Hello Gorgeous stamp set also from Essentials by Ellen which I have arranged and bronze heat embossed on vellum cardstock. I trimmed the vellum cardstock, layered with white cardstock and added a tiny peg which I coloured with Charcoal ink.

Sparkle & Shine closeup

Now, I should says after making this card, I did have a few more ideas popping in my head. That is exactly what I wanted. Creativity to start flowing. Such a thrill to have mojo back and thank you to the gorgeous mood board from Ellen Hutson and Laurel. If time permits I will put some of the ideas into paper and share it.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Curtain Call Challenge - Bouquet!

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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We have a new sponsor, Penny Black, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Bouquet

 A randomly selected participant in the Bouquet challenge will have their choice of a Penny Black gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I LOVE the challenge graphics. Beautiful bouquet of flowers. Such vibrant colours. Perfect graphics to use with Penny Black floral stamps.And there are a variety of floral stamps to choose from Penny Black. I love their outline stamps because I can colour them :)

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I have used Penny Black's Fresh stamp set on my card. 

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I stamped the flowers with Memento Black Ink and copic coloured them. I picked the colours from the challenge graphics. LOVE the vibrant colours of pinks and purples. I then die cut a rectangle panel out of the coloured floral image to be used as focal point.

I heart you flat closeup

For the background, I did the smooshing technique on regular cardstock. I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean distress inks instead of watercolour on a piece of acetate sheet, then sprayed with water and smooshed it on the card front on the top left and bottom right. Love the subtle, layered colour wash effect this technique gives.

I heart you flat

Once the card front is dry, I mounted my flower panel using foam adhesives to give some dimension. Sentiment is from I Heart You stamp set also from Penny Black. I simply stamped it on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed the fish tail banner and adhered it on the card front. Finally, some gorgeous Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to bring everything together. I am pretty happy with how my card turned out. Hope you do too :)

As  part of Penny Black Designer Program, I have an extra giveaway for Curtain Call Challenge Fans. All you need to do is to LIKE Penny Black Facebook page and tell them we at Curtain Call Challenge sent youA random winner will receive $25 gift certificate from Penny Black. How cool is that? 

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Bouquet Designers

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