Saturday, May 14, 2016

Beautiful Day...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #360, Just Add Ink #311~Masking, Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #47~One Element Wonder,

Hello,

I hope everyone is having as delightful a weekend as I am. We're at my mom's (yayyyy): my husband is officiating the first bike race of the season (three events in total). I am not. I am being Aunty C (quadruple yayyyyyy - time with my niece and nephew today AND tomorrow!) and a race spectator.  My first officiating gig isn't until the end of May (back here...more cheering); after that, race-after-race every weekend until mid-July; a wee break and then back at it...My clipboard and stopwatch will get quite the workouts!

Today, my fabulous DT and I invite you to bring your designer delights to Cupcake Inspirations #360~Pink, Blush and Gold.  Check out these lovely treats...starry-scrumptious!


This week, we're fortunate to have sponsorship from Altenew.  I'll turn my post over to them for a bit, so they can share with you who they are, what they're about (creating awesomeness, in my books) and what the lucky winner of this week's challenge will receive:  Take it away....

Established in April 2014, Altenew strives to bring elegant, natural and versatile designs in paper crafting products. Altenew firmly believes in sharing happiness and comfort with our loved ones through creative expression of crafting. We know that personal, delicate touches of a hand-made card or scrapbook page can bring joy to people that are important in our lives and we are proud to create products that help inspire alluring projects/creations.

Way Too Sweet


Now if that isn't incentive to play along, I don't know what is!!

I recently found a 'local' scrapbook supplier who can bring in Altenew products, on occasion *fist pump*!  So stoked! One of  the sets  I ordered is Beautiful Day, making its debut for this challenge. Those layered leaves and flowers. Oh. My!  In love... I used the outline stamp, along with the second and third accent layers (pink and blush, respectively), leaving the flower's background white. The leaves,were stamped with Delicata Gold; once for the background image and once again with the accent layer. I even managed a little masking action...


In real life, this is wonderfully pretty (gloomy day when I took the photo and since we were traveling, I didn't have a retake opportunity).  In fact, I may have made a second...and perhaps a fourth...

Looking forward to seeing your pink-blush-and-gold creations in the gallery!  Elegant and classy, or cute and sassy...bring it on!  See you soon!

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Thank you so much for spending time with me today; your visit brings me immense  joy!



23 comments:

  1. What a lovely weekend! Enjoying your niece and nephew with no officiating duties (well, of the official kind anyway). You've managed your time extremely well since you were able to create this absolutely beautiful stunner here! Wow! What loveliness. Such a happy way to start the day. Big hugs!! :)

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  2. How gorgeous is that bloom! I love that it takes centre stage on your lovely clean card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  3. Gorgeous color combo for the challenge & you've made a beautiful focal point, Carol! Altenew is on my wishlist--such wonderful stamps! Enjoy your auntie time--as if anything else is possible--haha!

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  4. I am cheering for you for spending time with the people you love!
    That stamp set you used is already on my wish list and you really made it shine with your pretty card!

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  5. Oh this is so beautiful Carol...love the Altenew stamps..big wish list!! Love your colour layering here...a real classy card. I have enjoyed a couple of days of cuddles with Thomas who is back home now till whenever the next time may be....so I know how much you enjoy your nephew an niece time and of course the rest of your family. Stop watch at the ready here...tea on the go! Take care. Hugs xx

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  6. I haven't played with this stamp yet but you have definitely done it justice! So very pretty in the pink & gold.

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  7. Beautiful card! So glad you're having a wonderful time.

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  8. This is so pretty! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

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  9. Lovely inspired card Great coloring too~ Sounds like you are going to have a busy summer! Me? I stamp and lay by my pool ;) Stand back excitement. lol

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  10. Your card is stunning Carol! This picture shows the beauty of your card just fine! Hope you have a great time at you moms and being Auntie C!

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  11. STUNNING!!! The gold leaves totally ROCK this card! Pink and gold is such an awesome color combo! Fabulous image!

    Sounds like you are in for a BUSY, BUSY summer. Brady & Jeremy did the Salty Dog race yesterday. Brady's time was 6 hours, 10 minutes! I could likely handle the 10 minute part, then it would be quitting time for me!

    Back on track here in my part of the world so should be stopping by to say hello more than I have been these past few weeks :)

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  12. Beautiful, Carol ... your single centrepiece bloom is just gorgeous! Your weekend sounds as though it was wonderful too! Hugs, Anita :)

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  13. Love this beautiful card - the colors are spot on for this challenge - I am even going to enter a card I made!! You are a busy lady and I hope you are having the time of your life as Auntie C.

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  14. Cant go wrong with Altenew! Wow this is a stunner! They have the most beautiful flowers! You made this shine!

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  15. This is so pretty. Love that flower and how you made it the star of the show.

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  16. Absolutely GORGEOUS design here Carol!! Glad you're having a good time! :) HUGS

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  17. Wow - this is such a stunning image. I love the way you have coloured it. Chantell JAI

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  18. What a gorgeous flower - and beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Add Ink.

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  19. So so pretty. I am loving your flower. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

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  20. Oh my goodness, this is breath taking! Gorgeous flower, and the gold leaves are just stunning!

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  21. Nice!! Guess most of us using AlteNew stamps. Love on how you layout it.

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous take on the challenge, Carol! I LOVE how you played with the color palette and your CAS design is amazing!

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