Monday, November 10, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge

When I saw this gorgeous inspiration photo, I was inspired and knew I had to participate!! This is my take on the challenge over at the Fusion Card Challenge blog

I went a bit shabby chic with this card. This is a tall card, perfect for wedding celebrations. Tattoo patterned paper pieces adhered to a Rustic Cream card base (PTI) , a lovely strip of lace with satin aqua ribbon threaded through. Then for the focal point, I die cut that lovely frame from PTI's Gatsby Glamour set and inked the edges with aqua chalk ink. I cut out a banner from Bountiful Banners, also PTI, added the sentiment in Cocoa and also inked the edges. Added various patterned and aqua ombre colored flowers and some white seam binding to finish it off. 
Such fun creating this card...that inspiration photo is so gorgeous I may not stop at one card. But for now, have a wonderful week and craft on!
-O

Thursday, November 6, 2014

All That Glitters is Gold

Metallics have made a comeback into the crafting world, which makes me a happy camper add I love the elegance gold and silver can add to a project. Virginia's View Challenge this month celebrates this return
I am all to eager to play along, such lovely inspiration too!

I started with a cream card base and layered mint, good polka dot paper on the bottom. Then a little lace strip to soften it follows by extremely glitzy gold, start filled glider tape. Good embossing on the sentiment, embossed vellum with gold and white add an ethereal elegance all finished of with some gold sequins.

Here is a close up:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Curtain Call: Boho Bright


 Well yes, I'm back after a thoroughly long break...I have been under the weather, so blog posts tend to become scarce when that happens. In any case, my inspiration today is from the lovely photo from the Curtain Call Challenge- Boho Bright. Love the colors and vibrant and wanted too channel that in the card. I used three lovely stamp sets from Papertrey Ink for my florals, Bold Bouquet, Embellished Elegance and the set from the kit Beautiful Brushstrokes. I added a strip of lace in the back to soften things you, a translucent fuschia bow and colorful sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The sentiment and surrounding frame is also frome Beautiful Brushstrokes. I just love the font! Enjoy your week and as always...craft on!
-O

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge

Excited to join in on the fun this week with the Runway Inspired Challenge. When I saw the inspiration photo, I was hooked!

 For my card, I was mostly inspired by the colors and stars in the background. I went a bit unconventional because I actually created a masculine card...based off of women's fashion no less! Hope you enjoy!

Here is the inspiration photo.

Hello, lovely.

All you need to do is spend just a little bit of time looking through my blog posts and you will quickly find that CAS (clean and simple) cards are not my style and certainly not a strength of mine. So, that is precisely why I decided to participate in Virginia's View Challenge this month..it's just that, a tremendous challenge!! So here is my attempt at a clean and simple card. I started with a crisp white card base and cut a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 pierce of patterned paper from Simple Stories' A Charmed Life collection. Then I cut it at a slant and adhered the bottom portion of the cut piece to the base. I cut a strip of polka dot navy blue gingham ribbon and adhered it with Scor-Tape. Stamped PTI's Wet Paint "Hello" in Butter Bar shadow ink from Hero Arts and "lovely" in navy.I then finished off the card with 3 baby bling rhinestones.  Hopefully one of these days I'll be more comfortable with this style! That's all for today. Hope you enjoy and are not mortified by my poor attempt at CAS!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Delight in this Day

The Make-It-Market Beautiful Brushstrokes kit from Papertrey Ink has been such a pleasure to play with-- such gorgeous supplies and the blooms and type for the sentiments are downright gorgeous! This card was inspired by the following sketch at The Pink Elephant Challenge this week: While at first it may not be apparent, you shall see that there are differing patterned paper at the exact places, the focal point (bouquet) and embellishment (twine bow) have the same placement as the sketch.
Oh and I just can't get enough of those rain stones from PTI! For more Pink Elephant inspiration, you can check the site out here.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Party without a Cake

 Happy Saturday!

I'm back with another card for yet another challenge...yes, I'm addicted!  The colors for the card were inspired by the challenge colors at Colour Me Card Challenge.

Here is a fun card perfect for a young girl or a woman young and playful at heart!
Layered the card with tons of patterned paper from Crate Paper. In the front, I cut out a flower with PTI's Ruby Rose die and then layered it with a small die cut flower and rhinestone on the top. The sentiment and focal point was stamped on a die cut piece using a Sizzix framelit die and stamped with a cute sentiment from Hampton Art. I then stamped a few ruby rose flowers in sweet blush and topped it with pearls. A few leaves finish it off and soften the papers. A close up for detail and to see the softness the vellum leaf lends the card.                                                                                                                                                     Well that's all for today...have a great weekend and craft on!