Saturday, May 31, 2014

A New Challenge [for me]

I found a challenge in Bloglovin that I was instantly inspired by.  I have said this before, but it needs saying again, a "card" doesn't usually come to my mind.  When it does, as in today's 2 cards, I jump up and go create.  [I need to take advantage of my short brain retention :).]

The challenge is BE Inspired #53 over at The Alley Way.  You need to use at least 1 TAW image and fortunately for me, they have a few digis you can use.

Yep, these are the digis I used.  I love that the star looks like a die cut!  I used Laura Basson's water color technique, ink up an acrylic pad, spritz with water, and stamp onto water color paper.  I LOVE THIS EFFECT!!  I used the rough side of my water color paper to get the textured look.  I am also entering this into the Just Add Ink Challenge; water coloring.

I then went on to create another card.  Again, this popped into my mind.  [Really, I can't tell you how I love it when an idea actually comes to my mind!]

I love this card too!  So clean and bright.  [I do have to say it does remind me of Ardyth's stunning creations.]

I had such a fun time with this challenge!  Ink to paper that works! :)

I am also, once again, playing around with my photography. I really like the blurred background that [my idol] Debby Hughes creates.  I haven't gotten there yet...


Thanks for stopping by~

21 comments:

Marisa said...

Well doen times two :) and the different styles you used for them.

Jane said...

Brilliant eye catching cards! Need to check this challenge out myself.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

OOOH. EMMMMM. GEEEE! I love that star (not keen on digis, but this may make me overcome that!) Love both of these colourful cards, but you knew I would, didn't you!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very cool cards! So bright and happy looking too!

aileen (mum) said...

Love both cards, always love bright and colourful. That first card it really does look like a die cut, very clever.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

WOW really love that water coloured background you've created - so bright and cheery!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Trish
JAI Design Team

cm said...

Two clever, eye-catching cards, Vicki! I need to try the water colour technique you used with the acrylic blocks. Hmmm...wonder if my distress markers will do in place of the ink pads...guess I'll find out! Fabulous inspiration - thank you!
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Sheila H said...

Fabulous cards! You rocked that digi :)

Janice Nevills said...

Loved the colors you used.

Petra Swart said...

That is one lovely star, hey!!! Both your cards are so beautiful, Vicki!! Your watercoloured bg looks great on the first one and I love the brightly coloured star on the second!! Lovely sentiment to go with the star! Amazing how different the cards look although they have exactly the same stamping on them! Beautiful!!

Nikki Spencer said...

Love your bright rainbow inking Vicki! How cool are Lauras techniques...So much fun and very effective!
Thanks for joining us over at Just Add Ink.

Deepti said...

These are so amazing :) love the rainbow BG on it first card !

Victoria Lavender said...

Gorgeous, delightful! How was the digi applied? Under or over the watercolor. Did you send the watercolor through the printer? Please enlighten me. Hugs

inkeverywhere said...

I agree - this is a great water colour effect. I love the rainbow colours too. Chantell JAI

KimB said...

Your rainbow of colours makes a beautiful background for your digi stamp Vicki. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week.

Christine Blain said...

Vicki, your cards are stunning. I just love the gorgeous watercoloured background on your first card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

maria f. said...

Be still my rainbow-loving heart! That is one cool digi and you are certainly letting it strut its stuff! Winner material here methinks. And congrats on AAA too!

Tina said...

Wow! The background on your first card is fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

Tanja said...

Thank you so much for joining us at BIC with your great card. Is it a rhinestone in the middle?

Cornelia W said...

Hi teamie - congrats on your HM at TAWS - awesome card!

Tracy said...

These are beautiful!

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