Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sheer and Clear (X 2)...Paper Smooches: Trend Watch Challenge

My folks and I are heading off, on this gorgeous afternoon, for a Sunday drive. Soooo happy that my dad initiated this little venture!  Later on, I'm planning to meet up with my niece and nephew; every moment counts, especially since the day for heading home is coming closer and closer. Must. Not. Think. About. That.  Actually, my sister-in-law informed me yesterday that I *couldn't* go home; doing so just didn't fit in her schedule! How sweet is that!! 

Before we embark, a quick post to share two cards for the current Paper Smooches Trend Watch Challenge, focusing on Sheer and Clear.

This photo is the challenge inspiration

and my card inspiration comes 1,000% from the amazing, ever-talented, ever-creative Savannah O'Gywnn, whose video here was absolutely perfect for this challenge.  Actually, she provided incentive not only for how to use vellum, but for my Power Ray purchase.  Such influence!! Thanks, Savannah: you are awesome! I'm linking my cards to her Inspired by Virtual Smooches site, too.

Sheer & Clear = the vellum power rays and overlay on the butterfly; the 'sheeny, translucency-y' beads/pearls (my mom has nifty stuff in *her* craftroom!); clear embossing on the sentiment.

Sheer & Clear = the vellum power rays; the beads/pearls, embossed sentiment.

Hope these fit the challenge okay!

I hear my name being called, so off I go, with wishes that all of you are having a most delightful Sunday!

Thanks so much for dropping in; please let me know you did! Your comments brighten my day!


Linda Beeson said...

Those vellum ray pieces are clever accents!

Shannon J said...

I LOVE the vellum rays! Like LOVE THEM!! First card: the panel on a slant is so cool - takes the card to a whole new level of fresh and fun! Pretty pearls over the sentiment, replicated on the butterfly - beautiful! Second card: just so clean, spring like and HAPPY! Patterned paper perfection and the whole colour scheme is fabulous! I see you've used those wreaths as flowers (ha ha!!) - they are so pretty! Hope you enjoyed your outing with your Mom and Pa! And I KNOW you enjoyed your visit with the munchkins! Your sister-in-law isn't going to be the only one that says you CAN'T GO!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such a Neat set of Cards!! I LOVE your different takes on the challenge!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and I hope you'll play along again next week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kylie said...

I knew as soooon as I saw your card on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge blog that your card was going to be a winner. Wasn't wrong! Woohoo! Huge congratulations to you! :)

Love your cards. Sometimes I feel repetitive when I tell you that but I really do. You're just so incredibly creative - each idea is so unique and the colour choices, designs and stamps always just work perfectly!

So glad you are having a wonderful time with the family. :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! LOVE the vellum sun rays! SOOOO perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

Greta said...

Oh these are gorgeous, Carol! Love your use of vellum--one of my favorite products!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Fabulous! Happy to see you using what you learn from Sav! I've been meaning too, but haven't yet!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! You are toooooooo much, Carol! I am blushing from your sweet accolades! You are the BESTESTESTESTSETSETSETSETSETEST!!!

I love that you mom/dad went on a little venture-- so cute:) And I LOVE that you are enjoying time with the family! I sure enjoyed my week with my older brother and his fam! Sad that they left.... guess I better head up north to see them sometime soon:)

As for your cards....... HOLY COW! I looooooooooooooooove them! BEAUTIFUL cards! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you used those rays with the vellum-- and that the VS video inspired you! You've totally made that technique your own! I LOVE it! Both cards are gorgeous-- I esp. love that second one! The papers are amazing with the rays, and my fav part is that the card is horizontal! LOOOOOOOOOVE! I must turn my cards sideways in the future! LOVE it! You are toooooo amazing, Carol:) Congrats on your feature! <3

THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Trend Watch-- hope you play along with us this week at the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge <3

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I love how you played with your vellum pretty!