Friday, February 9, 2018

You Make My Heart Smile....Inkspirational Challenge #154~Designers' Choice: Aperture

Hello,

Thank you to all who have sent hugs, positive vibes and well-wishes as I wrestle with the flu. Feeling a snippet better, thanks to my husband's insistence that I take it easy. I'm listening (for once!)

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #154~Designer's Choice, where our charming Kylie is inviting us to use an *Aperture* - window/opening - on our card. Maybe shaker comes to mind, hmmmm? Perhaps a frame? Whatever aperture signals to you, works for us! Bring 'em on!


Please welcome our Guest Designer, Jen, whose lovely Spring-themed aperture card is sure to stave off the winter chills (we're still well in the vise of cold weather: yesterday we 'bottomed out' at minus 44C!). My wonderful team - Shauna, Kylie, Sandie, Marina, Nonni and Yvonne - have designed lovely inspiration pieces as well; please leave them some love if you have a chance.

In addition to our challenge, I was also inspired by the Stained Glass Hearts Challenge over at FUSION.
I used Concord & 9th's Heartstrings die, cutting it on a white cardstock panel, then filled the 'apertures' created with a rainbow of cardstock snippets. A generous slathering with my Tonic Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen came next, as a nod to the stainglass effect. This pen is certainly different than Wink of Stella in being very very shimmery, but the brush seems to be really stiff. A bit of a learning curve, I guess. That sparkle is yummy, though...


Hard to see but the white panel is 'popped up' as a stylized 'window' opening. 

Also sharing at:

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge~Love is in the Air

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge~It Must Be Love

Cards In Envy~Love You So Much

Thank you for dropping by!


20 comments:

Carole said...

One of my favourite dies Carol and you have created that stained glass look so well!

sandie said...

such a clever idea and so striking-a really bold take on our theme. By the way,every time I visit your blog, I just love the design of it...I know I said it before, but it is so fresh x

Anita in France said...

A rainbow heart ... so bold and beautiful, Carol ... especially with all the shimmer! Good to hear you're taking it easy ... and it's working! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne said...

Oh gosh, Carol. I've gotten a bit behind in reading my blogs and I didn't know you got the flu! I'm so sorry! I hope you are indeed taking it easy and starting to feel a bit better. I hope you are staying home and out of that frigid cold, too! Yikes! Your card is beautiful. What a gorgeous heart die and I adore the sparkly rainbow colors! It makes ME smile. Lovely! You always make me smile, too. Except when you are sick. That is not fun! Feel better! Hugs!!

Shauna said...

This is awesome! So unique and fresh! The heart with the "stained glass" effect really stands out with so many bold colors. Glad to hear you are feeling a little better. Take care!
Also, I joined Instagram this week. Just found you to follow! =)
- Shauna

Happy Dance said...

That IS shimmery!! You may have just caused a run on the Nuvo pen, lol!! What a clever idea, my friend. This is one bright, happy, and sweet card!! Perfection from all angles. Great sentiment, too. Hope you continue to feel better, dear friend, and don't push things...you don't want a relapse! Don't make me come up there, lol!!! Sending gentle hugs. Bev

Nonni said...

I love the graphic, colorful, fun, young, happy look of this! This truly is wonderful! That heart die is going to my shopping cart at Concord and 9th today... I've been wanting it for ages! Stunning use of it!

Bobby said...

Your rainbow heart is glorious, Carol. I know it's an optical illusion but it looks like it's the heart that's popped up instead of the white panel.

Pam said...

Beautiful card for this challenge! I love that die. So sorry you have the flu. Hope you're better soon.

Tracey Brossart said...

Love you CAS style! This is super cute! Had to give you a follow!

Hugs,
xxTraceyxx

Kath Stewart said...

wow wow wow love that rainbow heart, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Sherri Thacker said...

WOW! I really love how you made that rainbow heart!! It's perfect for our challenge at Cards in Envy.

Marina said...

ooh yes, I can see the sparkle and I love how colourful this is!

Lin said...

Beautiful paper-piecing and a gorgeous result, C - sorry you're coping with the flu - hope you feel better soon. Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Donna Nuce said...

Wonderful CAS card! Really unique! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous heart, Carol! So happy you played along with us at Fusion this week...we always love seeing your beautiful creations in the gallery!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love the design of your card and the multi color heart! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.
~Sandy
Sandy Trefger Creative Designs

Kim S said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE your rainbow of color!

Susanne Vargas said...

I am so behind with my commenting that I only learn now of your flu! So sorry to hear that! Hopefully you are feeling better in the meantime! Your glittery rainbow heart makes MY heart smile! It's spectacular!
Sending lots of hugs and get well wishes,
Susanne

Magic Flying Boots said...

Wow, what a gorgeous design! The colours are beautiful.

Jen xx