The good thing is that with a new week comes a new challenge at ATSM. And this week the challenge is:
MAKE YOUR MARK!
This means you need to create a project where you paint, copic colour, blend distress ink etc and are basically 'marking' your design yourself. We have QKR Stampede sponsoring this challenge with 3 digital images for the winner. Yippee!!
I have to admit, I'm not the best when it comes to colouring my cards. I don't own any Copics but love watching videos of people using them to colour images. I do watercolour a tiny bit but don't own watercolour cardstock so it doesn't always turn out so well. However, I do own a couple of Distress Ink cubes, so decided to practice my blending....
My mojo has taken a real battering of late. I'm so glad I follow so many amazing blogs because I came across a fantastic card by Kristina Werner that jump-started my imagination!
I started by cutting a piece of white CS the same size as my card front. I then used my mini-blending tool and Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry) to create (well, try to create...) and ombre look. After die-cutting 'sweet' and the hearts from the panel, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white. Lots of foam tape was added to the back of the panel, especially tiny pieces around the die-cut word area. The panel was then stuck to the front of the card.
It was then a fiddly job to cut very tiny pieces of foam tape to attach to the back of the middle parts of the e's, and then pop them in place. Three tiny pink sequins finished it off nicely.
The 'sweet' die is from The Crafters Workshop and the heart dies from Paper Smooches 'Tiny Hearts'. The sentiment stamps are from Winnie and Walter - the 'birthday' from 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy' and the 'wishes' from 'The Big, the Bold and the Merry'. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.
I'm going to link this card to the Simply Create Too Challenge # 79 where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.
You have one week to enter this ATSM challenge and if your mojo is lacking (like mine was), please visit the blog to see the projects by the Design Team. Talk about incredible!!!! They are an extremely talented group of women! I really hope you have a chance to play and look forward to seeing you there.
Shona...well from what I can see, you made your mark. This is one fabulous card and your ink blending is shear perfection if you want my opinion...Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too!ReplyDelete
I would never know that your mojo has taken a break. I think your card is stunning Shona!ReplyDelete
I think this is gorgeous! Love the ombre shaded background and the die cut sentiment and hearts look stunning. Great work! xxReplyDelete
Very pretty, your pink card! Love those little hearts and the tiny sequins!ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous! You don't need to practice your blending - its perfect! LOVE that negative die cut sentiment! Don't know about your mojo - with a result like that - seems to be at peak!ReplyDelete
love your ombre background - judging from this card, your mojo is just fineReplyDelete
Your blending looks great and the design is beautiful as always! Hugs, GerrinaReplyDelete
Gorgeous colour and I too love the negative die cuts, gorgeous card. :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous ... my favourite distress ink colour and yes I love that video of Kristina's.ReplyDelete
Love your card even more so - well done on casing it Shona. This is fabulous.
So sweet! Your blending inking is awesome. I do love it! And the negative die cut is eye-catching.ReplyDelete
Great card, Shona! I love your blending--so pretty! That color is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Outstanding! I think your mojo is perfectly fine, Shona! This is a beauty!ReplyDelete
Really gorgeous ombre effect, Shona! I love your sentiment, too...Beautiful card!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful inking, Shona. I really like the simplicity and how you used the negative space.ReplyDelete
Shona, your card is stunning! The Inking, the die-cutting...so striking! I've been reading about how exhausting your days are and wow: you are amazing! Gardening is no easy task, but your love for what you do comes through loud and clear! I soooo miss my garden (not one where we live now); there's just a wonderful appeal about playing in the dirt!ReplyDelete
Your card looks amazing Shona and I adore the pretty colour too! Hugs xxReplyDelete
Such a fun design on your card with the negative dies!! Great color!! ;)ReplyDelete
Love this beauty Shona! my mojo is on a holiday nowadays, so I am not even getting motivated looking around any cards, hopefully it will be back soon.ReplyDelete
What a totally yummy colour, great choice. I adore your style, Shona xxReplyDelete
Your mojo's back in a big way, Shona ... gorgeous, vibrant pink ombré ... it's so fabulous with the crisp white underneath! Anita :)ReplyDelete
What a fab design! I love all the pink too!ReplyDelete
Shona this is so pretty... Love the ombre shading and sweet details on your CAS card. :) Go pink!ReplyDelete
Such an eye catcher! So glad to see your beauties in the SCT gallery.ReplyDelete