Friday, May 20, 2016

You are Amazing...Inkspirational Challenge #109, STAMPlorations Anything Goes

Hello!

Are you ready for another Inkspirational Challenge?  Hope so!  What's on tap for Inkspirational Challenge #109, you ask?  How about this ah-mazing photo; isn't that colour combination striking!  What catches your eye, hmmmmm?
Over at the challenge site, you'll see an array of wonderful cards by my amazing DT; please be sure to visit and leave some love for SandieShaunaNonni, Marina, Kim, Yvonne.

One of my favourite stencils came out to play - STAMPlorations' Leaf Prints - and after some tricky (for me, anyway) masking with washi tap and sponging with a variety of distress inks, this happened....I was aiming to capture the colours (the pop of red from the left side of the image and the purple from the right, specifically). Kinda-sorta got them in in...now I wish I had some teal blue to make the purple stand out more. Oh well...more distress inks on the shopping list *grin* The sentiment is a combination of a STAMPlorations stamp and MFT die cut...


Your turn!  
Looking forward to seeing your photo-inspired creations in the gallery!

Also linking up at STAMPlorations~Anything Goes


Side note: My brother, sister-in-law, niece, nephew and my MOM (first visit!!) are spending the long weekend with us!  I'm sooooo excited!  If I fall (even further...sighhhh) behind in commenting, you'll know why - at least this time I have a 'real' excuse (as compared to my perpetual-state-of-being-disorganized one). Cuddles galore happening over at our place!!

So delighted you spent some time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!



23 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Carol, this is fantastic! I adore what you have created here. You've blended your colors so wonderfully and the final effect is amazing. Oooh, it makes me want to try it, too. So striking! I am amazed that you posted this, given you have your family visiting. (Maybe you scheduled this post, I don't know). I do know that you are have one awesome weekend! Yay! Thanks again for sharing this stunner! :)

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  2. Very cool card, Carol. I like this stencil myself too and I love the gradient of colors you've achieved with your sponging. Great design, I would not have thought of that with this stencil! Well done! xxx

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  3. Yep, amazing, Carol ... such gorgeous blending of those fabulous colours ... you are definitely a stencil supremo! Have the most wonderful family time! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. First of all, your take on the color photo inspiration is superb, Carol! Yes, I'll say it: AMAZING stenciling and design! Kisses and hugs to your Mom! I know you are wrapped in lots of cuddles and loving it - don't think about us for a SECOND!! Just ENJOY!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Your stenciled leaves are so beautiful with your beautiful colors. Have a great time with your family :-) Hugs, Nancy

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  6. Gorgeous stenciling! Just beautiful! Enjoy your family -much more important than commenting!

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  7. Every time I see you use that stencil I think I need it. You always make it look so terrific, Carol, and this lovely card is no exception.

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  8. Fabulous ink blending on this 'stand-out' design.

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  9. Your card is gorgeous ... your visitors will be so loved!
    =]

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  10. This is stunning, Carol!
    Enjoy your weekend with family! :)

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  11. This is fab! The pattern you created is so unique and the colors are fantastic! Very unique.
    - Shauna

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  12. Love how you inked the leaves the same as the inspiration. Beautifully done & so very lovely!

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  13. Beautiful photo inspiration which you've used to perfection, Carol! Enjoy having family at your place!

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  14. Ahhh, what a fabulous take on the photo! You are so creative! Love how this came out!

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  15. Such a beautiful card and a super creative take on that cool inspiration photo. Oh those colors, eh?

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  16. Love your stencilled multicoloured leaves!! This is a fantastic card, Carol! Love it!

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  17. Love how you used that stencil. Fantastic colors.

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  18. This is so pretty Carol! Lovely stenciling and masking~enjoy your visit to the fullest~ :)

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  19. Swoon!!! You really did a fabulous job with your stencil, Carol...worth all the planning and work you put into it, for sure! Love the bold black sentiment, too...such a striking card!!!

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  20. Oh my gosh - I have that stencil - I know what I'm going to be doing - I'm going to CASE your card!

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  21. Like I said - Your shading and stenciling is so phenomenally good!! Love this and how natural it looks - no obvious blending lines - just perfect!! Love this and I hope you are happy and well!!

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