Friday, June 3, 2016

Happy Birthday and A Couple of Note Cards...Inkspirational Challenge #110~Word Prompt: Text, STAMPlorations Spotlight Project, CASology Week 200, Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes

Hello!

Bike racing events happening this weekend - time trial this evening, followed by an early morning drive to criterium races Sunday morning/afternoon - and the weather is absolutely marvelous!  Before we go, however, important things to be done and that is...

Welcome to Inkspiration Challenge #110, where our wonderful, talented Guest Designer, Jen (her husband is Canadian...*fist pump*!), along with my fabulous teammates  SandieNora, Shauna, MarinaKimYvonne and yours truly, invite you to play along with this Word Prompt:



I admit, I had a little difficulty deciding what direction to go with 'text' (a range of possibilities, right?).  Then, I saw Jen's card over at CASology Week 200 and PING!! Light bulb moment!


I think I adhered fairly well to the CAS guidelines...let's just do a quick review: 
  • One main image: yep, the rainbow sponged PTI sentiment
  • Lots of open space, uncluttered:  I think so...just a white embossed panel, to fulfill the "text" requirements of the Ink challenge
  • Limited layers & embellishments: my 'signature' panel and no embellishments
  • Quick & easy to recreate: Yes to the recreate for sure! Coming UP with the idea, however, took a while...as did lining up my paper straight in the embossing folder! Am I the only one who fusses and fiddles with doing that? Yeesh!  Grand time total: about 7 minutes once I got going.


Easy-peasy (HA!)

Of course, just to be on the 'safe' side, I made a couple more *text* cards, inspired by a delightful set of notelets oh-so-creative Shirley designed for one of the STAMPlorations Spotlight Projects.  She included a tutorial: yayyyy!!! So, I started out by shamelessly pretty much copying her cards...


then made another using a different palette: Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Shaded Lilac (just played around to get this colour combination...)


Sponging a background with distress inks, spritzing water on stamps, then stamping: now that's "my" kind of watercolouring *grin*!

Now....YOUR TURN!  How will you interpret TEXT?  
Looking forward to finding out when I visit  your cards in the gallery!!

Also joining:
STAMPlorations Spotlight Project Showcase


Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes


ETA: A couple of my sweet friends (thank you!) suggested I also join Happy Little Stampers June 2016 CAS Challenge~Ghosting (and here I though I was just water-colouring *grin*), so I am.


I'm so glad you spent part of your day with me; your visit brings me immense joy!


31 comments:

  1. Beautiful...lovin' all the colors!

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  2. A trio of beauties, Miss Carol! Love the rainbow on that birthday die cut - I must try that next time I use it. And your sponged cards are so soft and pretty! Have fun with all the races this weekend and thanks for the shout out! :D

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  3. I love the spot of rainbow on your white beauty. A grand design! And those texty notecards like Shirley's are a fabulous exercise in the joy of DI colors.

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  4. Hope you have a great weekend with the races. You are off to a great start with this "race" or rather challenge. Adore the first card you created. What a fabulous take on the challenge. I like your text background and that fabulous rainbow circle. Wow! Your other cards are delightful as well, for sure, but my eye keeps going back to that first one. You nailed it! Have a great weekend. Hugs to you!

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  5. These are all great but I simply adore the first card with dry embossed bg and that fab sponged sentiment! So colorful and fun, the perfect birthday card!

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  6. Wow, these are all amazing, but your first card just jumped right out at me from the CASology gallery. I am definitely going to make one of these for myself! Thanks so much for playing along at CASology for our 200th challenge.

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  7. Well I'm glad you have your priorities right Carol, crafting before bike races. lol Glad you are having fabulous weather for the bike races. Your cards are fabulous! I love the birthday one, just so awesome with the rainbow sentiment, that just dresses up this card perfectly. Love the other two too, they are fun and so pretty! Back to the regularly scheduled bike races...Hugs, Brenda

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  8. These are such fun and happy cards!! So pretty, Carol!

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  9. Wonderful - love the colours and the use of the embossing folder (that was the first one I bought, way, way back!) So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Carol!

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  10. Oh, c ... spending any part, of any day with you [in a sense] brings us all joy, too!! LOve these beauties - now just when you'd think I'd love the embossed one most? I have to say OH la la to that sweet little duo of delight!
    =]

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  11. Love the vibrant colours on your die cut . 3 fab examples of using text on cards.

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  12. Three fabulous cards Carol. Love the rainbow die cut against the embossed background. It reminded me how long its been since I've actually used that folder. Also love the softness of the inked backgrounds with the subtle flower image & text. So lovely!

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  13. When I saw your card at Inkspirational I thought "Now why didn't I think of that?" I have the ef and the die so you can bet I'll be doing some CASEing. Love the text cards but with the water stamping why didn't you send them to Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge?

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  14. WOW - you get an A+++++ on this triplet set of BEAUTIFUL, and so AWESOME cards!! Love your ideas and I am now stretching my brain trying to figure out how to play along!! P.S. YIPPEE for you - the winner at CAS(E) this Sketch!! So super excited for you!!!!

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  15. Simply fabulous Carol! Your CASology card is wonderful. Love how you added interest to your white space with the embossed words. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  16. Beautiful cards Carol...just love that first one with your water colored die!

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  17. Nice array of cards -- Love the pop of color one

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  18. Swooning over all those beauties! Your first card - outstanding with that rainbow diecut!!! And the other two - great - I have to try that technique one day, too! I even think you could link them up with HLS - I think its called ghosting and that is their theme this month!

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  19. Wowzer! I am so impressed with the pop of color card. So much texture, yet it looks easy and quick. Thanks so much for joining us at Seizee the Birthdya this week. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

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  20. Gorgeous cards, Carol! I love how you used the colors of the rainbow on your birthday die cut...so fabulous with your embossed background, too! Beautiful blending with your inks on the text cards, too...such a lovely collection of cards today...thank you for the inspiration!

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  21. These are all great cards! I love all of the texture on the first card, and the way the coloured sentiment pops off the white background! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

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  22. Love your texty birthday card with its rainbow sentiment, and I'm so happy you CASEd my card! It looks fab in purple an green (my favourite colour combo!).

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  23. A terrific trio of tantalizing ink, text and texture! Wowzers pal - these card are stunning! Your ink blending and choice/mix of colors totally rocks!

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  24. These are really stunning creations my friend!! Just love your take on the ghosting and the colors are so soft and pretty!! HUGS :)

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  25. Quick and easy way to make a fun card....love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  26. Oh wow!! That first card is amazing!! Not that I don't like the other ones too, they are awesome, I just really really love the first one! The blending on the die cut and the embossed background just looks superb!! :)

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  27. Beautiful cards! Amazing colors on ghosting cards. Thank you for playing along with Happy Little Stampers!

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  28. Those sponged, ghosted cards are beautiful, Carol ... soft and so delicate ... and that rainbow happy birthday die cut just stole my heart ... it's a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

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  29. These are all terrific, but I especially love the first one, Carol! Beautiful die cut!

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  30. Fab cards, Carol! Love your birthday one. The rainbow colours on your die cut are awesome. Such a fun card! :-)

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  31. Wonderful creations. I love the soft colors and beautiful effect ghosting. Thank you for sharing with HLS this month, and I hope you come back again
    hugs,
    BozenA DT HLS

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