Thursday, June 20, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #732 - Photo/Moodboard - Mysterious Petals Thank You (Alex Syberia Designs)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #732, where I've selected the Mood Board below as inspiration this week.

Remember that mood boards have multiple avenues for you to explore: colours, images, textures, designs, shapes, the 'vibe'...and that's just a start. One element or a combination of several: the options are plentiful.  Let us know what caught your eye; we're excited to see your interpretations. 

 

Source: https://butterflyreflectionsink.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-mood-board.html

We're delighted to have Jane Taylor joining us as our June Guest Designer with another of her fabulous creations.

Colours and the whimsical florals in the lower right image caught my attention; I translated them with the lovely Mysterious Petals from Alex Syberia Designs. This collection of dies work seamlessly to create a most eye-catching arrangement of blooms, buds and leaves. The background features the Charming Flora cover plate. A simple gold foiled sentiment finishes it off.


I cut all the colours with all the dies, which means a few more cards happened. Here's another:


Looking forward to seeing how the Mood Board inspires you.


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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Color Hues Challenge #89 - Sage & Pink - You are the Best - Beautiful Days (Alex Syberia Designs)

Hello,

Welcome to Colour Hues Challenge #89, where our lovely hostess, Marcia, has selected hues of Sage and Pink as inspiration for the next two weeks. I'm smitten with this combination, looking for ways to add it as accents to my cards, wardrobe and home decor. It's a winner!

We're delighted to have Amy Tsuruta joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge; welcome, Amy! 

My card features the Beautiful Day hot foil plate, die and stencils from Alex Syberia Designs' most recent release. Two shades of pink inks, paired with Dusty Sage (SSS) and Bundled Sage (distress ink) made for easy colouring of these delightful whimsical blooms.  I added the two die cut floral panels to a Charming Floral background. A Just Because Hot Foil & Die  sentiment was the finishing touch. I'm a super fan of ASD; her exceptional suites of products make card-making a joy! 


Looking forward to seeing your Sage and Pink creations.

The challenge will remain open until June 29th at 9 AM.

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge and the overall winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer.


Thank you for dropping by!



Friday, June 14, 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #318 - Mood Board - Alphabet Soup Happy Birthday

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #318.  Our mid-June (already!) inspiration for the next two weeks is from the Mood Board you see below. 

Remember that mood boards have ever so many avenues for you to explore with your crafting: colours, images, textures, the 'vibe'...and that's just a start. You can choose one element, or a combination, as the focus of your card/project. Let us know what caught your eye; we're excited to see your interpretations.

Adapted from: https://picsandcheesecake.blogspot.com/2014/05/dt-lifepaperscrapbook-may-mood-board.html

After residing in my stash for over a year (perhaps more!), I finally brought my Concord & 9th Alphabet Soup Turnabout out for a turn-about! Obviously, I drew inspiration from the scrambled letters  in the bottom row photo, the circles next to it and the colour combination. The sentiment is from a Spellbinders BetterPress plate. 


Looking forward to seeing your takes on the Mood Board!

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, June 13, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #731 - Word Week - Celebrate - Let's Celebrate Breezy Blossoms

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #731, where I've selected CELEBRATE for this week's word prompt.  So many options: birthdays, Father's Day (this Sunday), Mother's Day, weddings, graduation, national holidays (Canada Day and July 4th are on the horizon), retirements, accomplishments, *you*...and the list goes on. Hopefully, we'll celebrate a gallery filled with celebration!


I'm celebrating with some Breezy Blossoms, in pastel colours, from Pinkfresh Studio, paired with a Better Press sentiment from Spellbinders. These flowers make me happy; hope they create a similar response for you.


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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Just Us Girls Challenge #730 - Color Week - Pink and Aqua - This Card is Full of Birthday Wishes (PFS Quadrant, Spellbinders sentiment)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #730, where our fabulous hostess, Carol Mc, has selected Pink and Aqua for her first-ever Colour challenge. Such a pretty combination!

A new month means a new guest designer; we're delighted to have Jane Taylor joining us for May. Welcome aboard, Jane.

I'm smitten with both my BetterPress and Glimmer systems; both came into play for this challenge. I'm featuring the  older - but new to me - Quadrant Backdrop press plate, stencil and die from Pinkfresh Studio. Silver foil to add some glimmer to the plate, then stenciled with assorted PFS, distress and C & 9th inks. The sentiment is from Spellbinders. My photo doesn't do justice to how pretty this combination is in real life. 


Looking forward to seeing a gallery filled with Pink and Aqua!

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, June 1, 2024

Color Hues #88 - Blue and Yellow - Wildflower Postage Collage Hugs Inside (Waffleflower)

Hello,

Welcome to Colour Hues Challenge #88, where our lovely hostess, Karen, has selected a summery combination as inspiration for the next two weeks: Yellow and Blue. 

My Waffle Flower Postage Collage Wildflowers and coordinating Postage Collage dies came out to play with this challenge. Simple stenciling makes me happy, especially in various hues of blue and yellow


Looking forward to seeing your take on these colours.

The challenge will be open until June 14th @ 9:00am EST.

The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge and the overall winner will have the opportunity to be a future Guest Designer.


Thank you for dropping by!



Friday, May 31, 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #317 - Word Prompt - Frame - Breezy Blooms Today is a Good Day to have a Good Day

Hello,

Happy June 1st...and a warm welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #317. Wonderful to have you joining us.
For the next two weeks, our word prompt inspiration is FRAME.  Super easy; super fun!  Your frames can be any shape, size or style; as long as you have something surrounded by a frame, you're good to go.


Double frame on my inspiration card: Breezy Blossoms  from Pinkfresh Studio and a light stone frame from Dress My Craft, a new-to-me company. The number of frames in the set means I can go on a frame-fest! 


Looking forward to seeing how FRAME inspires you!

Thank you for dropping by!