TGIF Challenge #124 & The Card Concept #77

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Look at me! Posting twice in two days – I’m totally on a roll!

The card I made this afternoon is for two challenges – the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges and the inspiration picture challenge at The Card Concept.

Here are the pics for their challenges:

My style of cardmaking changes all the time but I think this card might fall into the Classy and Elegant style.  This card took me a couple of hours to make…..lucky I had that much time today to get it just right.  The reason for my getting it just right is that I have a special someone in mind for this card and I always take extra time layering, colouring and messing around with placement when I’m putting together a card for someone who I know will cherish it.

I am in love with these roses from Graceful Garden and have watercoloured them and then used my markers to add definition to the deepest part of the petals.  The colours I’ve used are Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  The leaves are coloured with Old Olive and Always Artichoke.

I smooshed the background with Powder Pink and Crumb Cake Ink.  After drying it off with my heat tool,  I then stamped the ink splatters from Swirly Bird in Basic Black Ink.  The pretty DSP I’ve used in the background is from Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and my heat embossed sentiment is from Better Together.  There is a lot of woodgrain in the inspiration pic but I have only used a strip of it under my sentiment.  I’ve stamped Hardwood in Tip Top Taupe onto Crumb Cake Cardstock.

Here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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The Card Concept #38

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I’m back with a second card today and this time it’s for the new challenge over at The Card Concept.  Take a look at our inspiration colours for you:

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If you’ve seen my earlier card you’d notice I’ve used the same colours for both cards. I created my card for Freshly Made Sketches first and then went into our Card Concept page to see what the inspiration picture was for this week – unbelievably it was the same colours!  I think I was able to show that with different styles you can create two totally different cards using the same colours.

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Come and join us with this pretty colour challenge – head over to The Card Concept and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #37

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It’s Wednesday so that means a new challenge and a new inspiration picture for you at The Card Concept. Take a look:

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Ok, so I am not overly loving my card. Don’t know what it was but I really struggled.  Maybe it was the combination of so many bright colours – but I really couldn’t get my shabby on with them.  My background was created by watercolouring a whole heaps of colours to some watercolour paper and sponging in spots that needed a little more colour.  Here’s what I came up with:

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The team has provided wonderful inspiration for you – head over to The Card Concept and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #36

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I really love challenges as they make me try different colour combos that I would never usually try.  Take a look at the fab inspiration pic we have for you at The Card Concept.

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I tried a new-to-me technique – the emboss resist technique.  I heat embossed Stampin’ Up!s En Francais with Clear Embossing Powder.  I then sponged Slate Gray and Morning Meadow ink in patches and then wiped away the excess with a paper towel.  I then set about fussy cutting (gee did they take time!) the fern fronds and flower from Butterfly Basics.  Here’s my card:

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We’d love for you to join us with our challenge. Head over to The Card Concept and link up a card. While you’re there, take a look at the wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #35

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I’m back with a 2nd post today – this time it’s for the new challenge at The Card Concept. We have the following inspiration pic for you:

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I did a bit of colouring with my card today. I really love Stampin’ Up!s Indescribable Gift for colouring. Here’s my card:

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Come and join us with this challenge at The Card Concept. Head over to the challenge and check out the fabulous inspiration for you from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #34

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I’m back with a second post tonight. This time I’ve created a card for the new challenge at The Card Concept.  Here’s the inspiration pic:

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I really love the colours in the picture and tried to match them. I’ve used Blushing Bride and Coastal Cabana.  To achieve my striped tag I inked the inside of my striped embossing folder and ran it through the big shot. I finger walked Dictionary in Blushing Bride over the background and inked up the flowers from Stippled Blossoms.  To finish off my card I used a sentiment from Petite Pairs.

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Come and join us with this challenge. Head over to The Card Concept and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

The Card Concept #33

Hey Again Everyone

I’m back with a second card tonight.  This time I have created a card for this fortnight’s challenge over at The Card Concept.  Here’s our inspiration picture for you:

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I to’d and fro’d with this colour combo for ages.  In the end I found the best thing to do was to walk away and come back a day later. I completely threw out the ideas I originally had and started from scratch and my card came together in less than 1/2 hour.  I really love the patterns and shapes in this picture so I tried to carry them over to my shabby card. You may not be able to see it but my pink circle DSP has a subtle chevron pattern to it. It was really hard to photograph.

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We would love for you to join us with this challenge – head over to The Card Concept and link up a card. If you need a little inspiration, take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle