Friday, January 16, 2015

XOXO...Inspirational Challenges #74: Designer's Choice~Ombre

Hello, all!

Time for Inkspirational Challenge #74, chosen by our delightfully talented and creative Pia, with her Designer's Choice theme of....



Joining us with an incredibly splendid card, is a guest designer of immense talent who many of us know, admire and love...drum roll....DEEPTI!   I'll wait here while you sprint, dash, or all out run to see what she's created; dazzlement guaranteed! While you're out-and-about, head on over to see my team-mates renditions of ombre have offered to spark inspiration. *Sizzling hotness*


My card is...well...let me explain. As some of you know, my stash is at home and I'm at my mom's (only until Sunday...very, very sad face...but coming back next weekend. Can't believe I've been here nearly a month!  Lots done; still lots to do...in time).  My husband, however, brought me my 'mobile crafting unit' which was outfitted with a wonderful set of supplies.  A couple things, however, didn't come along: coloured cardstock and, as I discovered this week, inks that weren't close enough matches for reasonable ombre blending (unreasonable blending...oh yeah. Lots of that. Ask me how I know!).  No blending tools, either. C.h.a.l.l.e.n.g.i.n.g!  The sponges I used. Ewww...

So - and I hope my team-mates don't mind - I adapted. A trip to the nearby RONA store, a gathering of paint chip paper and...ta dahhh!  Ombre accomplished!


I know...a totally die-cut card, but...well, fingers crossed that's okay. Adapting, adapting *grin*

Looking forward to see your 'ombre-awesomeness' in the Inkspirational Gallery. We'll be inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer. How wonderful if it were YOU!

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





25 comments:

  1. Oh my...you could make a paper out literally out of nothing! Seriously you could and this is just one sweet card and I love your ombre look too, just adorable. Hugs to you and your mom.

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  2. Good morning sweetie, what a fabulous creation :0)) Hugs Pops x x

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  3. I think this is more than okay! Paint chip ombré. Who'd have thought?! Your resourcefulness amazes me. I love it! :-). Hugs!

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  4. So pretty, lovin' all the pink!

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  5. I think it is a very cool idea and very creative! Paint chips just perfect. This would be great for the latest Uniko Challenge-love and friendship!

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  6. I love the creativity you used to create this card, Carol. I know it must be just a tad frustrating to not have all your usual supplies at your fingertips, but you are making do spectacularly well. I really like your adapted ombre look! Well done. It sounds like you will home home again soon. I wish your mom good luck as she continues to adjust to her new life and you as well, having to let her! Hugs!

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  7. This is so pretty Carol!! I love the soft pinks with white :) and thanks for the shoutout , I am honored and glad

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  8. Oh my you are truly creative...this is wonderful! How you are managing all this while being supportive to mum is beyond me.....you are a truly wonderful person. Thank you for the link in the comment you left me , I checked it out but was over subscribed to other challenges .so maybe another time. ...........so sweet of you to think of it for me. Thank you so much. Take care my friend xxxxxxxxx

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  9. How could anyone mind when your card turned out so awesome!! I am totally loving what you're doing with the paint chips and that certainly qualifies for ombre in my book! Your card is just beautiful!! Leaving your mom will be bitter sweet I'm sure. I hope you are both doing okay.((( Big hugs to you both!!)))

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  10. Stop apologizing, c... paint samples are the BEST, just ask ME! I adore these pinks and do love an all-die card, too...
    =] Michele

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  11. You have nothing to apologize for Carol, your card is stunning and to think you thought to use a paint chip in ombre colors is just awesome to me!! think you did a fabulous job with limited crafty goodies and adapted very well. I say Hooray for you!! Hugs, Brenda

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  12. Carol...if I am you...then I will tell other DT member I am not posting this time but you ...you made it sooo sweet I mean the idea of the ombre oh dear you are so clever...I love this card and the ombre color on it..really creative and clever card in your visit by your mom...hope you get my card soon Carol..I sent at week 1 January.hugs, Monika

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  13. Very pretty! Paint chips are perfect for the ombre look!

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  14. Well i think its perfect!!! I LOVE the ombre and die cut flowers!!!

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  15. Ombre most definitely accomplished!! I wish I were as flexible as you - I don't think I would have recovered without matching inks and blending tools!

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  16. Paint chips... how creative! For adapting, you sure made an awesome card! I love the gradient coloring and your layered hearts are perfect for this design.
    - Shauna

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  17. YOU DA WOMAN!!!! Using all those colorful paint chips you got to make so many stunning card designs - you are definitely broadening my horizons and making me think a little deeper about how to create!! The way you have accomplished so much with paint chips, and your sharing of it - all the paint stores everywhere will probably come up with a shortage!! That is how cool what you are doing is - you, my dear friend, a starting a trend!!! Good for you and I am so glad to hear that you have received so many beautiful cards and letters!! Mine is missing because I have been sick and down in bed for 10 days now - and I needed stamps desperately but never made it out to get them!! But I have some now - so I hope to hear from you soon about that request I had!! =] Take care!!

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  18. Nooooo, I truly do not mind ;) This is a great way to "adapt" to lack of crafting supplies. You ROCK Carol!!!

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  19. Oh my--you are so darn creative, Carol! I adore this card!

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  20. Ah Carol, this is amazing! Clever use of the supplies you have and it just goes to show that you really don't have to have a lot to create amazing things! So pretty!

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  21. Wow, love it! Apart from the colors (I mean, this goes into purple and that is my all time fav color) I love that it's die cut only. I wasn't sure what paint chips were (had to go through the translator and google to figure that out) , but BRILLIANT! I think I might have to make a trip to my local home improvement store and steal a few of their samples :D

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  22. Brilliant, Carol ... cool and creative ombré paintchip background and lovely layered paintchip hearts ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. Your layered hearts are absolutely beautiful and I love how you created the ombre effect with different shades of pink...so feminine and lovely!

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