Global Design Project is the place to party this week, all the cool kids (or not so cool kids like me) are ready to PARTY hard and it is an open invite to pop over to the challenge site to join the fun. Let’s see lots of party related P A R T Y ideas.
I went the option of creating a card for a 40th Birthday party for a friend of mine, she is not all that into pretty or girlie things, I think that has to do with being a mum to 5 active sports playing preteen boys and the sole female in her household. I was CLOSE to buying her a card, yes… shocking I know but she loves to make fun of my crafty habits (in a totally loving way and I give as good as I get) but we were chatting and she commented that she was looking forward to her “special” card as it was a notable birthday. After that comment I had to create something with no pink and no flowers, I went straight to Marquee Messages stamp set, it was perfect.
Staying true to the theme of P A R T Y ! ! ! and knowing my friend I stamped “Party Like a Rock Star” all of my crazy and reckless partying in my 20’s was in the company of this friend. Sharon always said she was never having kids, she was married to her career. Fast forward 13 years now she loves being a mum driving her boys around to all their sporting events in her big mum van.
A late. A very late card for the Global Design Project sketch challenge from Monday, I had a weekend of too much socializing and not enough
working stamping, which meant the card sat on my desk almost completed until this weekend but I linked what I had started and wanted to complete the card to not miss the fun at Global Design Project (GDP). I am the sketch creator over at GDP and sometimes when the sketches come around, I ask myself what I was thinking! This sketch I was looking forward to, as it was on the easy side but I love seeing all the ways the elements can be taken as inspiration.
I am in LOVE with Timeless Texture Stamp Set it is hands down my favourite stamp set in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue I adore the flower images and even more the distressed images. The flowers are watercoloured with a blender pen in Cajun Craze ink with the leaves in Mint Macaron and surrounded by a light wash of Crumb Cake.
My trademark is adding little details but still keeping the design simple, playing with backgrounds and texture is something I do often. In the case, using the wood grain image from Timeless Textures stamp set with VersaMark in a crosshatch pattern then lightly sanded the surface with a fine sanding block, this removed a little of the ink and in parts the top surface of the cardstock to create this wonderful background.
I distressed the Washi Tape with the sanding block which had been attached to a little Very Vanilla cardstock. The final touch was once the card was assembled I added a few splatters of my Gold Wink of Stella on the card.
Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around nine amazing Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products. Currently, you’re visiting Teneale Williams from Australia.
Hello G’day there! (It had to be done, but most Australian’s do not say G’day….like ever)
I have a simple card for you, using one of the new stamp sets called ‘Sitting Here‘ which I adore! I am a lover of watercolour well, simple water colouring so I lean towards images that do not have large areas to colour.
Great greeting for a card to send and let someone know you are thinking of them, just because!
Thank you for visiting today. Get ready for greatness my friends, you are about to visit the AMAZING Tracy May
! Yes, I am total fan girl over Tracy but I adore her… It’s ok, she is aware of my admiration I hold for her. Not just Tracy, this group is filled with inspiration, click away. You don’t want to miss anyone.
Here is the master list of the blogs.
Time for a new challenge from Global Design Project, the theme is case the designer, who happens to be Shawn de Oliveira. We a case the designer challenge, a card is selected that we (the players) use to take inspiration from.
See challenge HERE
Big fan of Shawn de Oliveira, he uses colour so well. With that being said, I never took the colours he used as inspiration for my card, it was his layout that interested me greatly. I have taken the layout in a different orientation, border and bow at the top with images to the bottom of the card.
Selecting Swirly Bird as the featured stamp set, I am so excited about all the different things you can create with this stamp set, I have created a Pinterest board just to save all the creative ideas I find using Swirly Bird.