Thursday, January 16, 2020

Serenity Now Inspired By Challenge 107

Jan. 16, 2020

It's Thursday and we have a new challenge at Inspired By!

How are you inspired by the picture? colors? texture? bold print? sketch? 

The older I get, I cherish "quiet" time.  It restores my soul.  There are so many distractions in our busy lives.  I love times when there is NO TV, internet or phone.  

I have to laugh that I chose a girl doing yoga because I don't practice yoga.  I know I need to, but they told me I couldn't talk in class, so I decided it wasn't for me!  LOL!  

I created a background on watercolor paper using Distress Inks.  I love the way it turned out.  My little girl is from MFT Stamps.  She is a Pure Innocence girl.  I love these stamps.  This on is called PI Serenity.  I colored her with Copic Markers, paper pieced her shirt and cut her out with the matching die.  The sentiment is stamped on black and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I cut the ends of the black sentiment to create a banner.  A few black enamel dots completed my card. 

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Heart Sunday Stamps Challenge SSC222

Jan. 11, 2020

It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!

This is a fabulous sketch that can be used for any type of card.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Sketch by Heidi

Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday Jan.24th @ 6pm EST. 

 My card is created on a white card base.  I added a black panel on top of the card.  The swirled paper was in my stash and I cut it with a scalloped die.  I added 3 polka dot banners cut with a die to match the sketch.  I wrapped black and white Baker's twine around the panel before adhering it to the card.  The black heart if cut using a heart die.  I added a little white and black heart to the center. I decided not to add a sentiment on the outside.  I liked it just the way it was.  I love the swirl in the paper and didn't want to distract from it.  I will add a sentiment inside.  

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                                     Sunday Stamps Design Team
Claire Broadwater (me)

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Wishing You Everything Happy PP473

Jan. 12, 2020

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

The marvelous Anne Marie is our hostess this week and she has a bold, vibrant color challenge for all of us.  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create. 

My card was created for my Dear Friend, Roxanne.  Her birthday was this week so, I used the color combo for her card. 

The base card is white.  I added a piece of Poppy Parade on top of the card.  I used the SugarPea Designs Starburst Cover Plate  to cut the white starburst panel.  I cut an Olive Green circle using the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circle Dies to cut the center circle.  The little girl, gifts and sentiment are  from the MFT BB Sweet Birthday Images stamp set.  I colored her with Copic Markers.  I added Glossy Accents to the icing.  Wink of Stella was added for lots of shine.  It turned out to be such a happy card! I love this color combo!

 Challenge Rules: Paper Players Challenge

1.  Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
3.  Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
4.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
 Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
5.  All stamping products are welcome.
6.  Have fun! 

Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

The Paper Players Design Team

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