Monday, March 16, 2015

Guest Designer for The Pink Elephant #290 Colour Challenge~Pinch Me (Use Green), W&W~Join in to Win, STAMPlorations~Anything Goes, Little Tangles #54~Anything Goes

Hello!

Happy Monday and welcome once to my third guest designer appearance for The Pink Elephant Challenge #290~Colour Challenge

With today being St. Patrick's Day eve, the colour challenge this week is PINCH ME, aka: adding green to your card or project. 


My St. Patrick's Day collection is comprised of a teensy weensy, yet very cute, shamrock die. I didn't have a clue how to showcase it well (I suppose I could have die cut 25 out of foil paper and tried a shaker card...*could have* being the operative term); instead, I infused green into my cards in other ways.

My first card is another go at Jennifer McGuire's ink layering technique, this time using my new STAMPlorations ART-plorations Leaf Stencil. Green background, pigment ink, green ink, complemented with a shimmer paper butterfly and W&W Cutaway...


My second card features ink splotches from Neat and Tangles, and a W&W cutaway...


Please head over (or if you've already been, THANK YOU for coming my way) to see the creativity from


I know you'll be amazed and inspired!  Looking forward to seeing YOUR *Pinch Me* cards in the Pink Elephant  gallery!

My cards are off to: 
Addicted to CAS #59~Green


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

Hugs,


31 comments:

  1. Miss C
    I dont know where are you
    I have never seen you again on my Blog
    Only hope you are healthy and happy there
    its more important...
    Clever way to use STAMPlorations/ARTplorations on your first card...great add of that butterfly
    the second card so sweet that splatter on that colors
    adorable card as always and I MISS YOU MISS C
    hugs,
    Monika

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  2. Haha- I got a good chuckle out of "could have being the operative word". Quite genius of you to shy away from that!! And your stenciled background is loverly!!! I also like the splotchy goodness of the second card. Happy is for sure! Oh, and I suppose I can leave a little thank you for playing along at STAMPlorations, too. :)

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  3. Gorgeous cards, Carol! Love the simplicity and creativity. You're filling my brain with inspiration :)

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  4. Carol, love both your cards! And like Kadie, said---very inspirational! Glad you are here and having fun!

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  5. Oh I love that wonderful stenciling technique, and the stark white against the green is gorgeous. The middle of the butterfly really pops too. Love the splotchy Happy Birthday card and the pastels. All springy. I am so ready!

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  6. I was already in love with that leaf stencil but your gorgeous sponged card with the delicate butterfly and the word die really made me swoon! And the splotchy birthday card is a lot of fun! Always love that technique!
    Have a great week!

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  7. awesome cards-adore the splatter card-just my kind of card-you should enter this into the splatter challenge at Just us Girls

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  8. Super lovely! Well done with products and just love the green leaves on the first with the pop of white!

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  9. Adoreo the leaf BG you created! And of course the butterfly. Yeah for Spring too!! We are revelling in it out here with cherry and magnolia trees in full bloom :)

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  10. Ooops, forgot about the second one - LOVE the splatter and way you did the sentiment incorporating it. Brilliant.

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  11. I have to say, the stencilling on the leaf card is fabulous, Carol. Must try this technique. Looks like A LOT of fun.
    hugs Asha

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  12. I have yet to try that technique but that leaf stencil is perfect for it, Carol. And it does say spring, not only literally, with that wonderful butterfly. Love the splotchy card, too.

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  13. Wowza! Two fabulous cards! I LOVE the background on the green one! That is so pretty! And I would much rather get a St. Patricks Day card with a butterfly than a shamrock! heheh! I don't have much in the way of St. Patty's day either. The second card is just super fun with those ink splotches! So cute!! (Hugs) and happy week! :)

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  14. Two wonderful cards! Your butterfly card is so pretty! And your birthday card is for sure, happy! Love!

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  15. I love both cards Carol, the leaves technique is just beautiful and really tricks the eye with the look of depth to it. Love that butterfly and the word die. Your second card is just as amazing and one that I've been wanting to try. Hugs, Brenda

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  16. The leaf stencil is fantastic Carol! You nailed the technique. It has so much dimension. I love the cutaways, I got the digital ones and need to cut some out with my Silhouette. The splatter is so cool!

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  17. So fabulous! Love it...the green is awesome and I just ordered that stencil...thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Oh your version of Jennifer's technique is quite stunning, Ms Carol! I like your take on this card for sure. How could I not, you used a beautiful butterfly! I like the fun and happy splotchy card, too. :)

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  19. Love the off set color on that fab leaf stencil!!! Gives it so much dimension. And that ink splotch is one of my favorite N&T stamps. So coll, how you incorporated it into the die cut! Great to see you playing at all my favorite challenges!

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  20. Wonderful cards, Carol! Love the technique and butterfly on the first card and the super fun ink splatter on the second. Thanks so much for sharing them with The Pink Elephant!

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  21. Two gorgeous cards, Carol! I like the ink layering with the leaf stencil, but I LOVE the happy splotches!

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  22. Wait a second - that green paper is sponged not embossed??? - it looks so cool and I thought at first glance that it had been done using an embossing folder - YOUR SPONGING IS REMARKABLE!!!!! That card would be welcome anytime of the year not just on "green" day - it is a beautiful and lovely beyond words card!!! And your second one is happy, bright, and oh, so perfect for celebrating the HAPPY birthday of someone you love!! Perfect work on that one - it is cooler than cool and I am just so impressed with you and your gorgeous work!!! Have a most AWESOME day!!! Hugs to you!!!

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  23. Holy Smokes!!! I LOVE these!! The background is fabulous (i now so want that stencil!!) and the splats and dies! Woweee!!

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  24. Another amazing inked creation!!! OMG...I thought it was DP...again! Fab-u-lous work Carol! Heck, by the looks of your card, you could be teaching the class!

    Sweet splotches! I am soooo going to check out W & W cutaways! Love the colors!

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  25. I love your green leaf stencil! The pop of white really makes it look great. What a fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. :)

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  26. 2 really cool cards, my friend! You are an inspiration!

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  27. Too sweet...love them both. Your first card with that beautiful butterfly, oh my, just lovely. And your second card, so stinkin' fun!

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  28. Congrats on your Guest DT spot, Carol! I'm so sorry for my late visit...I am in awe of your first card! You did an amazing job with Jennifer's technique and the tone-on-tone green is stunning! Love the splatters on your 2nd card, too! Your alphas look fabulous with all those great colors! It's always fun to visit your blog ~ Hugs!

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  29. Oh my, you nailed that technique, Carol ... those leaves appear so dimensional behind that gorgeous, delicate butterfly ... beautiful! LOVE the happy, die cut into those yummy splatters ... bright, vibrant and with such a fabulous sense of energy! Hugs, Anita :)

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  30. Great cards and I love the pastel colours of the second. Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles.

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