Friday, August 15, 2014

Just a Note...Inkspirational Challenge #63: Red, Orange and Yellow, Seize the Sketch #26


Hello! I hope your Saturday is off to an excellent start, and that it gets even better as the day goes on!

Once again, I'm delighted to share with you some inspiration for Inkspirational Challenge #63:



As is often the case, I made two cards; first, as back ups in case one didn't turn out as expected and second, because they literally took very little time to make, once the 'pings' harmonized.

Card 1 is a red-orange-yellow sponged number, using memento dew drop inks, then stamped with my script stamp in SU Real Red.  I die cut a NBUS note from CAS-ual Fridays, added a wee tag (I wasn't going to, since I figured the solo note was self-explanatory, but then reversed my decision...), and ta dahhh....Done!


Red embossing powder would look cool with the script...coloured EPs are on my wish list.

My second card is a sponging repeat, this time showcasing my NBUS Memory Box Cheshire flower. A simple and versatile card to use for any variety of occasions.


The Design Team has created delightful cards to spark your creativity; you can see them at Inkspirational, as well as on their blogs found here:

Kim (family time)

I know they'd welcome your visit and comments.

Red, orange, yellow - choose two or all three colours - and let your creativity run wild! Ink up a card and share it with us; winners will have the opportunity to be Guest Designers for a future challenge.

By the way: thank you to everyone who participated in the previous "Designer's Choice: Use Markers and/or Pencils" challenge - you bowled us over with the number of entries!! WOW!!

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I'm also submitting my cards to Seize the Sketch #26


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!






24 comments:

  1. Carol both are just wonderful. I love the sponging and the calming look of the second card...keep you eyes open for the next TIME OUT challenge as that music die will be perfect!! (I am jealous..I could do with it for my DT card!!) x

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  2. Such beautiful ombré backgrounds, Carol ... the bold black note and bloom are fabulous against those delicious glowing colours! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. These are gorgeous...love the backgrounds and how you popped black silhouette images on top...awesome contrast!

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  4. Gorgeous! The backgrounds are stunning - and the simple pop of black on top is the perfect touch!

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  5. Beautiful.....the contrast of colours works so well.

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  6. Carol, both cards are beautiful but your first is my favourite. Love your spongiong.

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  7. Love this color combination and your stunning cards! Great sponging and the black die cuts are really striking!

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  8. Oh wow... gorgeous use of the colors! I especially love the script on the first one. I like the black dies against the bright backgrounds. And I have to know what you use to make the faux stitching around the edges of your panels. You use it a lot and it always gives such a great finished look. Please share what tool you are using!
    - Shauna

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  9. Your sponging is so beautiful. Love the red script over the background and the heart shaped note is so sweet. The flower die in black is so striking against the bright sponged background - it's a beauty! Loll xx

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  10. Really great graduation of colours on these and I also love the stitched effect. Two great cards.

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  11. Wow. wow. wow... These cards are GORGEOUS!!! I love the little tag sticking out from the note!! And the second card, the flower just pops from the fab background!!!!

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  12. OHHHHHHHHHHH! Carol!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These cards are GORGEOUS! I LOVE your choice of colors and inks! LOVE the note card the most (that's because I'm musical--- anything with music and I'm smitten!!! LOL!)!! LOOOOOOOOOVE your creations;) You always inspire me!

    Sure do miss you! Sorry I've been MIA! :( I hope to slow down in Sept. I do say that I want to slow down..... I've got to make it happen!


    THANKS so much for leaving love for me on the BRI blog! You made my day <3 HUGS!

    ps... be sure to use your PS code (if you haven't already!)! I don't want it to expire:) I'll email when we get back from our vacation (on the 28th or so). <3 LOVE YA!

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  13. Two gorgeous card Carol! Prepare for a slew of commenting, I am behind again. I love the hues you used for these! The black die cut make an amazing statement!

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  14. Oh, these are fabulous -- great job with the backgrounds!
    I also wanted to thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog -- they totally made my day! You are so sweet & have such a gift with words! Hugs!

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  15. Oh wow, those colours are gorgeous! And your cards just pop off the screen with their vibrancy as they are set off so beautifully against the black! They are both wonderful!

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  16. Your cards are fabulous! I see such perfection in inking, wow :)

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  17. Beautiful sponging! Reminds me of a sunset. Love the heart note and that beautiful flower die. You rocked them both :)

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  18. Beautiful technique! Love how the black note pops - thanks for joining us at STS! :)

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  19. Stunning! Absolutely stunning!! Your sponging and blending is incredible. And the black dies that you used on both cards just provide the most beautiful balance of everything. Complete eye candy! Wowza!!!!

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  20. Wow Carol, both of these cards are amazing and so beautiful! I love the sponging you did on both card. Like you I want some colored embossing powders. I have white and black and iridescent. I love, love that beautiful die cut flower in your second card and of course the music note in the first card. The tag is so cute with the music note too. Our Saturday was spent up at the college for DS. It was a bittersweet day to say the least and I didn't want to leave him there. lol It's so hard have to let them go! Hugs, Brenda

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  21. Both lovely cards, but that heart shaped note is my favorite! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Sketch!

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  22. Wow, I love both of your creations, Carol! I love the beautiful sponging on both, but the first one with the music note / heart stole mine! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Sketch!

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  23. Carol...do you ever stop creating? These are simply amazing cards with so much beauty. Your card making skills are simply over the top fabulous. Just beautiful.

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  24. Beautiful colors & perfect background for that neat MB die! 2 lovely cards, Carol!

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