Monday, November 6, 2017

Celebrate...STAMPlorations CUTplorations November 2017 Challenge


It's the first Monday of November (and a down-right chilly one it is at -27C. The blue-skies-and-sunshine are welcome, though!) and time for this month's STAMPlorations CUTplorations Challenge.  I'm delighted to be joining my teammates as we showcase an assortment of CUTplorations dies, using the photo below as our inspiration. Maria finds the most amazing images and this one...swoon! So lovely...the leaf/feather, the pretty purple, the sprig of berries, the soft greys....

I decided the focal image was a leaf and created an assortment, using my 'dab here/dab there' inking technique to incorporate the purple, red and green. Once done, I die cut 'celebrate' into the panel, stacked it with three additional cuts, and re-inserted it.  A 'bit' of a camo effect...

Please head over to the main blog to see the incredible cards created by my wonderful team. You'll be dazzled and, I know, inspired to play along!  The guidelines are simple; the rewards for joining us, wonderful:
  • You can link up as many projects as you want (1 project per blog post)
  • Please be sure to use at least 1 STAMPlorations product (stamps, dies, stencils, free digis...)
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 25 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $15
Looking forward to seeing your CUTplorations creations in the gallery! 

Also sharing at:

Addicted to CAS Challenge#123~Leaves

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  1. Dab here, dab there does definitely a lovely leaf make ;) Glad to hear you liked the image too.

  2. How badly do you think I want a set of 12 of the linen napkin in this photo?
    Your card is phenomenal, Carol... is there some stamp kissing going on here, or are the stamps complete with all this gorgeous detail?

  3. Beautiful card, Carol. Enjoy your day!

  4. Absolutely stunning and love the pretty colours, those fabulous leaf stamps and the popped up die cut sentiment. Stunning!

  5. I love the way you interpreted that photo, Carol. The leaves are gorgeous the way you ink blended them.

  6. What a lovely card, Carol. Your leaves are beautiful! I really like how the celebrate peeks through. Sounds pretty darn cold where you are, though! Stay warm!

  7. Love the subtle use of the colours in the photo, gorgeous. :)

  8. Love the arrangement of those beautiful leaves and how you coloured them. A raised sentiment always look great as yours does. I can never get mine quite right.

  9. I love your unique colors on the leaves - so soft and lovely!

  10. Just adore your "dabbing" technique and the cameo effect! Great card!

  11. Wow such a great card love the design and those beautiful leaves. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

  12. Oh so pretty, Carol! Love it! Forgot to say--can't believe you already got so much snow! I love seeing it, but sure don't want to try & go anywhere in it--haha!

  13. Oooh, this is so pretty! Those leaves are beautiful along with the celebrate!