I am maybe a little more excited than I should be for today’s challenge Global Design Project [see HERE] It is TOTALLY FUN. The challenge is a thank you theme! The design team have upper the ante but selecting a regular player to Global Design Project and they are receiving our cards.
For me, I had a few people in mind but decided on the super talented Tracy May from the UK. Tracy has played more then I have this year and her work is always super on point and inspiring. Please head over to Tracy’s blog and see her work [see HERE]
I decided to use Tracy as the inspiration, I noticed her blog is called “Bedlam and Butterflies”, so the idea started using butterflies. See below Tracy‘s blog header, I decided to take her colours, the best colour match I could do was Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Silver.
I hope you can see the inspration I used in Tracy’s card. I was not totally sure about the flowers, and well, I am still not sure they are too much but I spent a very long time playing with different options. I really wanted a card that Tracy would love.
I am as well share the inside and my message, I guess I am in the sharing mood. Normally I would use photoshop to remove the text.
I hope you take up the challenge and create a thank you card. I love putting a little bit of the receiver into the card.
Goodness, I posted a card (HERE) yesterday for the INKspired blog hop and I was blown away by the response, thank you everyone for taking the time to comment here and on Facebook.
Today I have a card for the latest challenge at Global Design Project, it is a sketch challenge. I love seeing the players gallery so active each and every week at Global Design Project. If you have not played before please do, my friend Amanda played for the first time last week and she commented how much she liked pushing herself with the challenge. If you take the time to play, think beyond a heart; The heart is simply representing any shape. I am so excited to see what people will come up with.
I went with the large butterfly image from Watercolour Wings, this stamp set is a 2 step stamp set (meaning: images are designed to stamped on top of each other) in this case I have just stamped the full image of the wings and the body. You can see [here] another card I created using Watercolour Wings with all the layers stamped.
Inside of card:
Welcome. You have arrived just in time for a new INKspired blog hop, you may have arrived from Barbara Williams which means you are already on the “hop”. If this is your first stop, I will catch you up; We have 5 stops and all showcasing a card created inspired by the below sketch:
As you scroll down a little more you will see my panels are a little larger than the sketch but it is a known fact, I always change the sketch up a little 🙂 This time, it was not planned. The flower image from Butterfly Basics is a little larger than I thought and when I had stamped and coloured the flowers I realised the size as I went to cut the image for the panels. I had spent so long watercolouring, I was not going to start again….
I am on the designer team at Global Design Project and this week when I was checking out the players gallery, I spotted this one (HERE) from Jennifer Michalski . I was taken with how she stamped her main image on Smoky Slate, here I would normally go straight for Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock. I commented on her blog, I was going to use that idea and well, I did; On the next card I made. I have stamped straight onto Crumb Cake cardstock with Basic Black ink and watercoloured with Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaron.
I can’t give too many of my secrets away about this card as my class ladies will be making this month. I can say that the texture was achieved by stamping the woodgrain image from Timeless Textures stamp set in VersaMark.
I may not always show the inside of the card but I do always stamp the inside of my cards. Here I have stamped the flower image and applied a small amount of the woodgrain image.
Next blog to visit is our sweet new mum of the group, Renee Lynch.
Here are the weekly deals.
I have not played along with the team at Global Design Project for a few weeks but I was able to carve away the time to play this week, just in time for a colour challenge. I will admit that colour challenges are my least favourite of all the challenges, I much more prefer the sketch or theme challenge but I guess the point of a challenge is to push ourselves. Here are the colours Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Basic Grey.
This is what I came up with using the cute little VW Bug from Beautiful Ride Stamp set. I have coloured the image using a Blender Pen on White Shimmer paper.
I love with this set that you can build on the image, I added a surfboard and stack of suitcases on top. The greetings are also great, I used “The journey begins” on the front and “Life is a beautiful ride” + “No road is too long when you have good company” this card is going to a friend from has just retired to travel with his wife.
Here you can see I have stamped the card twice, the wheels are direct to the main layer and the second image has been cut to omit the wheels and raised with foam mount. The added images were also fussy cut and attached with foam mount but not stamped direct to the layer.
Thanks for stopping by.
Well hello. Perfect timing, there is a fresh round of the INKspired blog hop. You may already be on the blog hop if you arrived from new Mumma Renee or this is your first stop. We have 6 cards all based on the below sketch.
I am the sketch maker and rule breaker. I flipped the layout, it was all going to plan until I attached the card from to the folder base the wrong way. I used a LOT of Stampin’ Dimensionals and that stripe layer was not coming up so I simply removed the flower and turned in around. The pearls represent the grey circles on the layout. I stand by sketches can have a
lot little creative license.
Two tones of purple were used in watercolouring this flower from Birthday Blooms to add extra depth. Perfect Plum was used as the foundation colour with a little Elegant Eggplant added to tone the highlights of the top half of the flower, which is the inside petals as the flower opens.
Next blog to visit is the marvelous Marlene
Birthday Bloom | Clear Stamp Set of 8 | AU$33
Blender Pen | Three pens | AU$17
Watercolour Paper | 5 sheets of 6″ x 9″ | AU$8.75