Friday, April 24, 2015

Starry Birthday...Inkspirational Challenge #81~Word Prompt: Space, TIME OUT #29~Inspired by Words

Hello!

Welcome to Inspirational Challenge #81 where, for the next two weeks, we're inviting you to draw inspiration from this word prompt! *Space, the final frontier...to boldly go where no man has gone before*. Oops, sorry, went all Star Trek for a moment.... I love Star Trek. Anyway. We'd like you 'to boldly go' to wherever this word prompt draws you...outer space, home space, small space, white space...a universe of possibilities.

Joining us on this space odyssey is talented Guest Designer, Sue T  who has worked wonders in her space-interpretation.  My team-mates - an inspiring, talented and oh-so-sweet group of gals - also have a plenty of explorations that I know you'll thoroughly enjoy! Please rocket over to visit and leave them some love, which I know they'll so appreciate:
Pia 
Kim 
As for me, I didn't venture into far and away galaxies, preferring instead to play with my L'il Inkers Star dies that haven't had a chance to shine for light years (are you tired of my attempted space puns?), Okay. I'll stop. Anyway, a simple series of die cut stars, rainbow-colour sponged, slightly offset on the popped-up panel cut outs, and paired with W&W sentiments.


Hope I've offered a bit of inspiration to encourage you to go on your own space mission and a card/project to share in the Ink gallery. You may be the one we choose as a future Guest Designer!

NOTE: I'm sneaking in with a second card...inspired by my Sunburst stamps, I created a trio of mini galaxies (ombre purples, greens and blues), paired with a W&W Adventure and go-see-do sentiment. Space...adventure...explore. Connection? Hope so.


NOTE #2 to the CASology team: THIS is the card I mean to upload!  Gahhh...



I'm sharing my cards at:


TIME OUT #29~Inspired by Words (my stars are rainbow coloured)

CASology #143~Ombre (fingers crossed I'm CAS enough and ombre enough to be here)




ETA: I'm also heading to a new-to-me challenges: 
That's Crafty Challenge~Keep it Simple
Cute Card Thursday #370~Clean and Simple

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery over at Inkspirational Challenge #81!  We;ll be choosing a winner to Guest Designer for a future challenge; I'd love if you're the one to join us.

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

35 comments:

Janette van Otterlo said...

Great cards! Love them both.
Grtz Janette

sandie said...

You are one crazy lady! You could carry on with the space puns they gave me a giggle. The off set stars are a great idea and great colour combo, so pleased you joined TO x

Kylie said...

Oh Carol, how I love reading your blog. Not only do the visuals provide inspiration and delight, so do your words. Both cards are wonderful as we have come to expect from you. Just love them!

Marina said...

Crafter's Log Stardate 25.4.15. Carol's blog reveals evidence of skilled die-cutting, creative use of colour and intelligent design. Beam me up Scotty!

Sarah Gray said...

Loving the space puns - they are out of this world :) Gorgeous inspiration card too - clever idea of offsetting the die cut stars and love the colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at TO! The sunburst stamps look great as well!

Jeanne said...

You must be so fun to hang out with! I love your humor. And your cards. Both of these look amazing. I like how you set the stars off just a bit so they stand out a tad. The sunbursts in the stamp set are so striking! Great work, Carol. Have a lovely weekend.

Carole said...

Two truly inkspirational cards Carol! I adore your stars, love the colours and of course the stitched effect.Hugs xx

Brenda said...

I was loving your space puns Carol and could have read them all day. lol You are way to good at them. And speaking of good, well let me rephrase that, speaking of fabulous, your card is fabulous! I love your inked ombre stars! Such a fun and festive card with plenty of white space. I also love your Sunburst card, so pretty are those sunbursts. You knocked these challenges out the ball park! Hugs, Brenda

KayM said...

Oooooh both of these are out of this world! heheh! I probably wasn't the only one to say that, I didn't read all the comments, but I couldn't resist! :D They are fabulous though and the first one with the offset stars is soooo neat!! Happy weekend!! ((Hugs))

Taunya Butler said...

What fun you are - all those puns made me smile and I am SO positive that your stars card would be loved intergalactically by all forms of life!! So impressed with how super well it is designed and LOVE the colors and you Are out of this worls when using Winnie & Walter products - Love the dies you used for the stars too!!! Your second card has a delightful feel too it - so encouraging to me to go. see. do!! I need to do more of that so thank you for the fun card - great colors and love the way the colors tie in with the sentiment and the sunbursts!! Just so cool how boldly you rook on this and other challenges - You make the earth a brighter place!!!

Shelly said...

Two super FUN and FABULOUS cards!

Marisa said...

Love how you did the stars over the negative space and I see you are still having loads of fun with that new set :) Well doen times two :)

Bobby said...

I always love a good pun, or two or three. ;) I'm more of a Star Wars fan that Star Trek so "In a galaxy far, far away" I saw some wonderful space cards. One with offset stars that is a brilliant idea, pun intended.

Pam said...

Two fabulous cards! Love your blog - not just for your cards, but your voice, too.

Shauna said...

This is awesome Carol!! Those stars are fantastic, your use of color is brilliant, and the overall design/placement with the stars and sentiment is so eye-catching. This is seriously a stand out card. And I always love those faux stitched dies of yours!
- Shauna

Anita in France said...

You just carry on with those space puns as long as you like, Carol ... they're so fun! Your stars are beautifully sponged ... love how they're offset from the negative space ... such a clever way to create even more depth and interest! Lovely to see your sunbursts making another showstopping appearance ... they're gorgeous! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out again! Hugs, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

This cards are both so great! Love the rainbowcolours on the first and the purple on the second! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Sandi said...

Love how you used the dies to inlay the stars. I also think the colors you used are just fab!! xx

Judy1223 said...

Your cards are out of this world! (Honestly I was enjoying the puns...makes for fun reading!) I love the ombre stars, and the sunbursts are very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

Kim M said...

Fantastic cards, Carol! I love your brightly coloured stars and how they are offset from the openings. :-)

Marlene Bonetti said...

Love both of your wonderful cards!

Jen W. said...

Both of these care fabulous, Carol, and I was giggling away at your space puns! :D Love those offset stars and your galaxies are so much fun! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

shirley-bee said...

Love your galaxy of stars, Carol! Loads of interest with the bright ombre shades, and I like how you offset the diecuts.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Super cool touch to off-set the stars on your card, Carol.
So sorry for being quiet in blog world recently but I went to a crafty convention all weekend. Had a fantastic time and shopped a lot (too much) whoops ­čśť

Tracey McNeely said...

Two fabulous ombre cards Carol--you are such an inspiration to me!

Tracey McNeely said...

...and thank you for sharing at CASology!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! Fabulous cards, Carol!!! I love your ombre inking/blending on the off-set stars and your sunbursts are so cool! You never cease to amaze me with your talents...Honestly!

Monika Reeck said...

wooow I love your ombre card Carol
clever way to put your star like this
and the second one like the roaller coaster
I love the color and the arrangement
you made two adorable cards again Miss C
love these..hope you visit me soon Miss you (SMILE)
hugs, Monika

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous cards...love that inspiration word and can't wait to play along. YOU are so inspiring! I am not a Star Trek fan at all but love your reference to it...so sweet.

Julia Altermann said...

Oh, Carol, I don't even know where to start! Let's start with the cards: they're absolutely beautiful. Of course I would especially like the one with the stars, and I like how you offset them from the diecut spaces. Not to mention the colors, there simply gorgeous.

And not that it would even be necessary, but you just endeared yourself to me even more by confessing your love for Star Trek. And since you already mentioned "… To boldly go where no man has gone before" — my favorite rendition of this is by Leonard Nimoy at the end of the first new Star Trek movie. His deep, raspy voice just sends goosebumps down my arms and almost brings tears to my eyes. So there, I'm a complete sci-fi nerd :-)

Lucille K said...

Love your star card, Carol. The colors you chose are so nice :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card. Beautiful colors, interesting design. Thank you for the inspiration.
Regards,
Bozen

Greta said...

Great cards, Carol! I really "need" those stars!

Dana said...

Oh wow!! Awesome cards!! I LOVE your ink sponged stars, and off setting them a bit is perfect!! The sentiment on the second card is awesome! Love the colors!!

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