Friday, January 30, 2015

Love Hearts...Inkspirational #75~Rose Colours, TIME OUT #23~Valentine's Day, The Card Concept #27~Love, Simply Create Too #78~Valentine's Day (or Hearts), Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes

Hello all!

Welcome back to Inkspirational Challenges everyone, and a rousing round of applause for all the great entries in our last challenge. Plenty of ombre-awesome in the gallery!

 Today, I'm sharing details about Inkspirational #75~



Guidelines: Use rose shades of red and /or pink. You may also use green leaf colours, black, white or cream and realistic colours for skin, fur and hair. 

Talented Jill is our Guest Designer and I'll wait while you check out her card. Scuh a gorgeous shimmery delight, isn't it! Along with her oh-so-pretty inspiration, please be sure to check out the rest of the DT, whose rose-inspired cards are guaranteed to spark your creativity:  Marina, SandieShaunaNonniYvonnePia and Kim.

My card marks the debut of some new Reverse Confetti products (swooning over these hearts - and they're just a sampling of the full stamp/die set)) and a new TH wood-grain embossing folder. The hearts were sponged/inked with my "vast" selection of three pink/red inks


Once you've checked out the Jill and the DTs cards, please be sure to add your rose-inspired card to the gallery.  One entrant will be invited as a Guest Designer for a future challenge.

My card "pinged" from the pretty image at The Card Concept #27~Love (clean and graphically layered?)


I'm also entering: TIME OUT #23 Valentine's Day with the Optional Twist of Hearts,
Simply Create Too #78~Valentine's Day/Hearts and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Anything Goes.


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs...


37 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! I love how your darling hearts pop against the deeply woodgrained pattern on your background, Carol! Beautiful inking/blending of the colors on the hearts, and I love how you arranged them, too!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous I love the texture of the background and the pop of colours on the hearts so stunning :0) hugs Pops x

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card, Carol - love those hearts too and the ombre effect you did with the rose/pink colors - just lovely - have to pin this one on my valentine board!

sandie said...

wow love the EF, what adorable texture. And the falling hearts are all placed perfectly x

~amy~ said...

yahooooooooo for new goodies! I love your card...the hearts are perfect and the embossing is fabulous!

sandie said...

Oops forgot to say thanks for joining TO x

Marina said...

Love the movement in the way you've placed these hearts- looks great on the woodgrain.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - this is amazing! LOVE the ombre hearts - perfect for the challenges!

Carole said...

Beautiful card Carol..........see you have ben a busy bee again......love those hearts and that embossing folder is amazing! xx

Brenda said...

Oh my this card is just beautiful Carol! I love those hearts, they have such a cute flair to them and I love the ombre look. That embossing folder is fabulous!! Hugs, Brenda

Beverley said...

I love the cascade of hearts against the wood texture - FAB! Thanks so much for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Bobby said...

Love that sprinkle of hearts on the woodgrain, Carol

Caryn said...

This is gorgeous Carol - love the embossing.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

maria f. said...

Gorgeous. Reminds me of carving initials in a tree trunk back in the day. BTW, Mr. Elena. My typing teacher. Took two nights, but it dawned on me ;)

Susanne Vargas said...

Those pretty pink hearts are adorable on the wood embossed background, Carol!

Taunya Butler said...

LOVE that woodgrain background and that tower of hearts - oh, my goodness!!! Love the way you took the inks you had and made it seem with your sponging like so many different rose colors!! So, C, since I am in a resting and staying in bed mode - I went for a walk down memory lane!! I started at the very beginning of your blog and read up to today!! What a delight you are and always will be!! So glad to see that your supplies have expanded over the years!!! But I enjoyed reading more about you and all your passion for life and your husband, your family, and being an Aunty!!! Admire you so much and hope you know how WONDERFUL you are!!!! Have a fun filled night!!!

Greta said...

I have that embossing folder & almost never use it, but you've inspired me! Beautiful hearts--my favorite colors!

Dana said...

Oh fabulous card!! Love the embossed background, great texture!! And the hearts are awesome!!

Kim M said...

Oh this is gorgeous, Carol! Imlove all your hearts and the wood grain background is awesome! Love it! :-)

shirley-bee said...

Impressive ombré with your 'vast' collection of inks ;) The woodgrain is the perfect background for the hearts - brings back memories ;)

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous ombré hearts, Carol ... so lovely against the rich texture of that woodgrain! Hugs, Anita :)

Julie B said...

Love those hearts too and they look fab against that deeply embossed background. :)

Melly Moo said...

Gosh so much detail with all the layers and embossing- fabulous card! Rebecca x

Marisa said...

I adore the ef and use it a lot. Looks fabulous with the wood grain and wonderfully arranged to. Darling card

having a {me} day said...

Stunning card! I love it! keeley

Geri said...

Absolutely gorgeous dear friend! Your sponging is flawless! Awesome design too and sweet new product! Getting ready to leave early am....hopefully we can hook up next visit!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful ombre hearts! Love them! Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I sure hope you play in at Muse! It would make my day :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Eeek ombre hearts! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Carol, your card is a feast for the eyes! I feel a CASE of this coming over me. ~hugs

Kim Heggins said...

Carol, this is just beautiful! One of the most beautiful Valentine's Day cards I have ever seen. I love your cascading hearts down your embossed tree, so sweet and just so perfect.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

it looks like the hearts are bursting out of the tree, I love the movement!

Marlena M. said...

These hearts are scrumptious Carol! I love the texture too~

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

This is a total CUTIE of a card! Love the extra subtle ink blending of the front big heart with the word Love - this makes it really pop against the other hearts. :)

Shauna said...

Beautiful card Carol! The hearts look great layered over that embossed background. It is almost like you combined the "rose" challenge with the "ombre" one!
- Shauna

Monika Reeck said...

If I see your card
it looks like you are fall in love again
so beautiful heart and that shading of the pink colors
love the texture of the woodgrain it looks adorable...
perfect card for the challenges
clever made Miss C..hugs
Monika

Pia S said...

Love the look you've created here with different sized hearts against a wooden background. I really like the design of the hearts and how you popped them and made them look thicker, like they're made of ceramic or something, that's pretty cool!

Elizabeta Kushner said...

Wow! Great work! Thank you for joining us over at TO Challenge.