Friday, February 12, 2016

Soda-Delighted...Inspirational Challenge #102 ~Pop

Hello!

After missing the last challenge (hanging my head in shame, althoughI did have the *out of town and no mobile crafting unit with me* as an excuse), I'm back in the groove with the fabulous gals over at Inkspirational.

For the  next two weeks, our marvelous, talented, guest designer, who I know we all LURVE to bits and pieces, Tenia, from Jazzy Paper Designs, my fabulous team-mates (also deeply loved) - SandieMarinaShaunaPiaNonniKim - and I, invite you to play along with Inkspirational Challenge #102


*POP*...what a great word! Just saying it makes me feel all effervescent and happy!  From bursts of colour, to 'popped' up images, to pop art and music...oh, the possibilities that pop to mind (sorry, had to *grin*). 

My take? Well, to use one of Tenia's phrases: CHECK IT...


My new Soda POP dies and stamps from MFT came out for a play,and they're set atop a 'bubbles' stenciled background, from STAMPlorations.  Obviously, I need a keener eye when it comes to aligning both the bottles and their badges, but...for a 'prototype' of cards I'll be making for my niece's three kindergarten teachers, I'm happy.  I'll work on eliminating 'slightly askew' in the real ones...

Please *pop* over to Inkspirational to see the rest of the inspiration cards, then head over to your crafting havens, create a dazzling delight and *pop* it into the gallery.

Looking forward to seeing your designs!

On a slightly different, but related note: I'm currently infatuated with using stencils, and in looking for ideas (because let's face it...I use stencils in the most simple, direct fashion), I found an amazing FREE (yes, FREE), online series by a talented designer (also Canadian, I might add): Justine Hovey. Her cards are amazing; her videos, fan-tas-tic!  So, to show how much I appreciate her investment of time and creativity, I'm linking my card at her place.

Justine Hovey.com~Stenciling for Cardmaking,


which I 'think' fits with this fabulous video tutorial inspiration here.

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!

                                                      

23 comments:

  1. FUN card - get me inspired to play at INKspirational right now! That soft stenciling is neat. There is so many things you can do with stencils - I learned a lot with the online card class - was not free, but worth it! I love stencils - I know you know that.... Happy V-Day weekend!

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  2. Several ideas have popped into my head (sorry...). Glad you played with these fun stamps and dies! They look like so much fun. Love this card. And miss you my friend! Any bike races in these parts this summer?.... Bev

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  3. Sorry pal. Been MIA lately! Took a sweet peep at your last few creations! Adorable - love the leggy birds! Love the punny sentiment on this card!

    Likely won't be around much this week either - getting ready for Danny's 60th b-day party this weekend...30+ guests....and I hate cooking!

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  4. Your bubbly card is fantastic - from the lightly stenciled background to the ombre bottles! Just awesome!
    Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

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  5. Love this stamp set! You've made a wonderful creation with it! Great colors and love the funny sentiment!

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  6. I've not seen this MFT set before and I love what you've done with them - great sweet sherbert colours- retro yet contmeporary!

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  7. What a fun card, Carol - the teachers are going to looooooove this (just as I do!!!) The very soft stenciling is lovely and the colours you have worked with is beautiful!!! And I don't see anything wrong with the aligning of the bottle or the badges - it looks fine to me!!!! Lovely fun card!!!!
    Have a happy VD!!!!
    Hugz

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  8. Don't you just love how we all just different ways to creat using this word, love your bright soda cans x

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  9. so.much.fun.
    I love those soda bottles!

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  10. Oh I love this Carol! Those soda pop dies and stamps are awesome. I want! :-)

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  11. Oh my, this card is "soda-lightful!" Groan, I know...I couldn't resist. I adore, and I mean adore the soft stenciled bubbles in the background. Thanks for sharing the link as I will definitely be checking things out. Back to the card, you chose some lovely colors to show off those bottles. They are inked so prettily. I don't care that the alignment might be off a teensy bit and I doubt anyone else would either. I just can't get over how pretty those colors are together! So well done!! Hugs!

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  12. What a fun card Carol! I love those cute soda bottles and that fabulous sentiment. I know these will be adorable for the kid's teachers. Thanks for the link for stenciling! I am off to watch it now. Hugs, Brenda

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  13. Well hello, Soda POP chick Carol :) I am just POPping by to see what fabulous creation you've made for our POP challenge, LOL.
    Love the colours you have used for your card and letting the colour fade out towards the top of the soda bottles. FANtastic as always, Carol :)

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  14. Cute design those soda bottles and perfectly shaded!

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  15. Clever and fun! I love the soft bubble background, and your ombré colouring of the bottles is brilliant!

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  16. I LOVE this card!!! The soft colouring of the bottles is gorgeous and that sentiment is so very cool. Its awesome!!!! And how fab to have found some free videos on stencilling, might having to take a look. I don't have many but have been fascinated with them myself lately but not very confident with them. Thanks so much for sharing this info!!

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  17. What a brilliant background to those gently shaded soda bottles, Carol ... such a fun and fabulous card! Hugs, Anita :)

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  18. Awesome take on the challenge, Carol! I love how you softly stenciled the background, and how you colored the soda bottles...so fun!

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  19. Such a fun take on "pop"--bright & pretty!

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  20. ohhhhhh, love your card, so sweet!

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  21. Soda pop! I did not even think of that as a possible interpretation of this challenge! Very creative and such unique die and stamp sets. Love it!
    - Shauna

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  22. Pop was the first thing that popped into my mind too, Carol, but I don't have those darling dies. The colors are fabulous and I'm sure the teachers will be delighted. ;)

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