Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Mother's Day: A Chevron First!!...Curtain Call, Virginia's View, Just Add Ink, TIME OUT, The Pink Elephant, Craftin' Desert Divas

Hello...it's past my bedtime (early to bed, early to rise...all that jazz) and although I certainly need beauty rest, I *had* to share my first chevron stamped creation *fist pump*  Finally, I decided enough with ignoring my chevron stamp, so I performed some stamp 'renovations' (it's a border stamp and felt a bit 'unwieldly,' especially given that my largest acrylic blocks is but 3 x 3...yes, another "I know, I know"), brought out my Delicata gold ink and...couldn't figure out what to do, exactly!

Ping!! Sandie, from London Days, commented that Nonni, one of her STAMPlorations DT companions, recently did a tutorial on chevron stamping (THANK YOU, Sandie and Nonni!!).  I headed on over...followed Nonni's directions and...ta dahhh...I made me some 3rd generation chevrons!!

Okay, the card layout is nothing new - inspired by Virginia's card at TIME OUT, which I used in my previous post  - but a few details have changed: chevrons, obviously, as well as a larger sized bloom, different colours, no loop.  My card - again, another quirk - fits several challenges...

TIME OUT #4: CASE Virginia's Card with Your Own Twist








Virginia's View Challenge #3: Stitching (Lil 'Inkers stitched mats and MCT stitched borders)

Whew....need to take a breath...


Once more, a whole lot of build up for a pretty basic card, but it's a first that I wouldn't have dared trying if not for the encouragement of all of you who encourage me to 'grow'....thank you so much!  

Here it is....

Although it looks a bit crooked, in real life, it's not (trust me, I did this several times before I finally wound up with something usable...and straight...), and the photo is a tad dull (cloudy, flakes still swirling about), but my husband quite fancies it.  Indeed, he's mailing it to his mom tomorrow; hope she likes it, too.

Off to bed...I'll likely have chevron-laced dreams...

NOTE:  so honoured and delighted that my 'chevron first' was selected as an 'unforgettable' over at The Pink Elephant! THANK YOU!!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!











33 comments:

  1. Lovely bold flower. I love how it fills the card. Great touch of gold too. Chantell JAI

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  2. Carol, this is beautiful! LOVE your chevron stamping, the gold border, the beautiful bold bloom, and placement of the sentiment. You've constructed the card so nicely. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  3. yipee! So pleased you followed Nonni's tutorial and you have done an amazing job. I love how the pink really pops with the gold. Thanks for joining us Carol at TIME OUT x

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  4. Gorgeous work...love that pink bloom and the gold! Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call:)

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  5. This is GORGEOUS! Love the gold and the pop of pink! And look at how many challenges it fits! Well done!

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  6. Hi Carol, l have deleted your existing thumbnail from the Just Add Ink blog, if you could try reloading it and hopefully this one works for you..:0)
    Your card is just beautiful and a perfect interpretation of the challenge pic. Thanks so much for joining us this week.

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  7. Hey Carol! Border stamps are a pain, aren't they? I can't decide if it's old age, but I find the big blocks too hard to hold. Your solution is fantastic. I love those fading chevrons. And I love how your brilliant pink flower works with the gold backdrop. The border die coordinates perfectly. Thank you so much for playing along at Curtain Call.

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  8. Way to cover the challenges, Carol! Love the generational chevrons and what a gorgeous flower. Sure your MIL will love it :)

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  9. A SCRUMPTIOUS design, Carol! I love the use of gold and bright pink for the flower. And of course, the die/faux stitching adds that sophisticated feel to this Mother's Day card! Thanks so much for joining the fun over Virginia's View Challenge (and Time Out, too)! I am honored :)

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  10. Golden!!!

    Add me to the list of those that 'fancy' this card! The vibrant pink and gold really do look amazing together! And your stamping....wow! It looks perfectly straight to me! Love how varied the the intensity of the inked images! Another winner dear friend!!!

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  11. I love it! Awesome post, Carol! I thought I was reading one of my own and with all those challenges!! Another winning card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. HOLY WOW! This is a fab card! I LOOOOOOOOOVE the gold chevrons! LOVE the flower and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE how many challenges you've combined for this card!!!! WOW! I'm so inspired, Carol! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

    ps... SOOOOOOO sorry I've been MIA! Hopefully I will be able to stop by more frequently soon <3 I love stopping by your blog <3

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  13. Excellent card Carol. Beautiful, bold and great color.

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  14. Well its hardly just basic!! Its gorgeous!! The second generation stamping is perfect!! Just beautiful card!!

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  15. Wow, Wow, Wow!! Carol you have outdone yourself on this one!! I love, love those gold chevrons! Your generation stamping looks awesome and gives such depth to your chevrons-golly I am so in love with this card! Your border is my favorite border out of that set and it look fabulous on your card! And then there is that flower that I just adore, oh yeah you knocked this one out the park my friend! Now I've got to go watch the video so I can get halfway good at chevrons. lol Hugs

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  16. Truly gorgeous card, Carol! I know your MIL will love it! Pink & gold are such a fabulous combo!

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  17. I could have sworn I left you a comment I bet naughty blogger has eaten it sigh, I dont think he likes me at the moment...

    This is simply stunning, I am so running out of things to say as you always do perfection, wish you could bottle it up and send me some :0) huggles Pops x x x

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  18. Your card is fabulous! The chevrons are a great background for that lovely, bold flower. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

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  19. This is stunning! The chevrons are such a lovely background for your beautiful flower and the touch of gold is gorgeous. I'm sure your mother-in-law was thrilled to receive it. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment, I wasn't feeling very confident about my grunge card as it's not a style I use very much. Have a great rest of the week xx

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  20. Wow!! You are a chevron professional by the looks of this card! I would have thought you had been stamping chevrons for ages! Haha! Seriously, this is stunning and I can see why your hubby grabbed this up so quickly to send to the Mom. I love the gold trim, makes it look super special :) I'm going to go read that tutorial, as I have some neglected chevrons sitting around my craft room :) P.S. I'm sending some of my heat wave your way ;)

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  21. Ok, I'm sitting here at Starbucks on my lunch break, frantically trying to catch up on posts and comments (my poor little thumbs are suffering from texting fatigue!) and then I see THIS! I practically dropped the phone! Um, unbelievably gorgeous!!! No way are you chevron challenged! This is freakin' incredible! With gold, generational stamping to boot! Wow- WOW!!! Now I am going to pick my chin and my phone up off the floor!!!

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  22. Way to go, Carol ... what an awesome chevron card! The generational gold is gorgeous ... perfectly paired with the border strip ... and looking stunning as a backdrop to that beautiful bloom! My (few) chevrons always look squiffy ... I even use a T-square to check they're straight, but they still look slanted! Yours, on the other hand look perfect! Do more! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. LOVING This! Great use of color and the gold really brings it together to make it look super classy!

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  24. I love all the element on your card and especially I love the touch of the gold on your card Carol...every mother who get this card would be so happy ...you made a sweet Mothers day card Carol...
    may I tell you why I was not in Blog land and has no time to posting something...my hubby was painting our room also I have no posibility to made card or to post something...all the table must move to other room and all my craft things also...and beside that it was stink I dont want to making cards in stinking room LOL...hope you are doing well there my sweet friend and thanks for asking me and leave me last comment on my last post...you are so sweet Carol...hugs, Monika

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  25. These are gorgeous !!!! Wonderful designs , and perfect combination of colors !!! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!! I hope you join us again, and have a wonderful day !
    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh my goodness this is come serious gorgeousness!!!!!! And is that 6 challenges, 1 card?!! I am in awe! I really struggle making a card for more than 2 challenges, more often than not it's 1 card-1 challenge!!

    It's been way too long since I've had a chance to visit your blog - I have missed so much!! I am going to have to have a mooch through all of your posts when I get a bit more time :)

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  27. FABulous card & FABulous combo of challenges. Loving the mix of chevrons with beautiful blooms and the colour combo so elegant. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs from the UK Bev xx

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  28. Carol - why on earth were you panicking about chevrons? You have nailed this card!!! It is stunning. I ADORE the pink and gold together. Oh how I love those flowers from Uniko - still on my wish list!! How clever to use different generation chevron stamping too - it looks amazing!! Thank you for all your amazing comments on my card class cards. I am LOVING it!!!!! The only problem is, I am learning SO many techniques that when I go to make a card outwith the class, I won't know what to do - there will be too many options to think about!! :-) xx

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  29. Wow!! Your card is beautiful!! I love the colors you used and all the little details. Stunning design.

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  30. This is absolutely stunning!!! Thanks so much for linking up at Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Krystle CDD DT
    krystlescraftyniche.blogspot.com

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  31. A truly lovely Mother's Day card! I think your flower is gorgeous and the design with the chevron and gold border is beautiful!

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  32. This is just stunning...so classy and very elegant and so you! Your chevrons are perfect and that flower is gorgeous!

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