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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Live Every Moment


Just thought I'd share a quick card I made today "just because."  It started out with pink cardstock and floral dp, and ended up being masculine instead.  It always amazes me when a card takes on a life of its own.

It happened because I wanted to use the colors in this week's color challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers, Nearly Navy, River Rock and Baja Breeze.  The stamps are all from Inspired by Stamping, including Amazing Inspirations and the ever lovely Elegant Flowers, which I embossed using blue ep.

I wanted to try something that I'd been thinking about every time I die cut a certain flourish, and that is to use the negative image as a stencil.  They're so pretty and I thought they'd make a nice background for a rather CAS layout.

I airbrushed the layer first with a golden brown Copic marker, then with a navy, having moved the stencil a tiny bit.  I like the effect, and it's a nice way to recycle a piece of waste paper, don't you think?

The greeting was stamped, then diecut with IBS Fancy Labels Dies I, with a second layer behind it.  The blue cardstock is also a recycled piece, having been a layer that I had lightly embossed months ago but for which I never found a use.

A couple of antique brads and a snippet of IBS Cream Crochet Lace finish things off nicely.

Thank you for joining me today, and do stop over at Joanna's blog to see the latest and greatest.

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

SCS CC423 - Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Baja Breeze
Tuesday Throwdown #144 - Make Your Own Background
Simon Says...Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Inspired By a Movie ("The Rose")


Laine said...

Stunning and elegant Shea. Really lovely.

Kristi said...

this is lovely! I like the airbrushing and colors.

Misty's said...

Gorgeous card,Shea. What a great background that airbrushed effect makes... just brilliant!
Michaela xx

Sue said...

WOW!!! This stunning Shea. I love the way you have created the background and the colours are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card Shea. Love the background you have created here. MWAH!!!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Shea, love the gorgeous image.

Donna x

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous airbrushed background! So very creative,love the colors!

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Beautiful card Shea! This is so gorgeous! xoxo

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! Great job on your background! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

debby4000 said...

Do love your gorgeous card, beautiful colours.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow! That die cut is amazing. A simply beautiful elegant card. The tone of the card is absolutely perfect for my Path of Positivity challenge. Please, please, please come and join up with this lovely creation. I'm not above begging you know... Here is the link:
Just scroll to the bottom for the Mr. InLinkz and then just leave a comment stating it is the message of the card itself that is inspirational.
Please, please, please...


Desire Fourie said...

Awesome creation and how true is the sentiment, even though its sometimes hard to live by.
Saw you over at The Path of Positivity and had to come and have a closer look. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}