Friday, February 27, 2015

Time's Running Out! ;-)

Hello folks and Happy Friday. Wait.... shhh...... hear that sound? That ticking noise? You do? Well, that is the sound of time running out on this fine and fanciful challenge below!

YES.. you only have one more day to look to the skies and let beauty inspire beauty! How do you play? Simply let the colors of the sky serve as an inspiration for your card making mojo! You can click HERE for all the official rules! And that is the place to link up your creation after you’ve gotten those fingers inky! The winner will be unveiled next Friday over on the Power Poppy blog! 

Well, I better take a wee bit of time to share my creation this week!

Well, this creation came after seeing one of these....

I have no idea why, but after a trip to the mall, I couldn't get the pink stripes with a splash of gold off the brain! I thought -- why not try to imitate the Vicky Secrets bag on a card? After stamping the word "hello" from the Big Scripts stamp set with Versamark ink, I covered it with white detail embossing powder and heat embossed! Then, the fun with paint began! I added some Vivid! Pink ink drops from a reinker to an acryllic block and then took a wide brush (about 1/2" wide), wet it a bit and then picked up the pink ink --  using the brush to "swoosh" it off the panel. I kept doing this to add the color and then watered down the ink on my acrylic block and went back over it to get the lighter pink shade. I added a gold panel, a spash of sequins, some paper piercing and a snippet of gold cording and, that's about it folks! This truly is a 10-minute creation! I thought it would be fun to have cards like this one on hand for those "need it in a jiffy" kinds of occasions! 

Here's a close up of the embossed "hello" from Power Poppy's Big Scripts stamp set! 

I simply LOVE all of the hand-painted letters in this set! If you've never seen how this set came together, you need to read THIS post from Marcella. And, if you need more inspiration, simply hop on over to the Power Poppy Pinterest Big Scripts board HERE! ;-) And that, my friends, is it! Make sure to pay a visit to some of my fellow Bloom Brigade teammates to see the creativity they cultivated this week! 

Thanks sweet peeps for stopping by! Have a fabulous and free spirited weekend ahead!



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Allison Cope said...

How cute is that! Love your inspirational piece Julie! Gorgeous card!

ChristineCreations said...

Love the splashes of pink and the snazzy gold border Julie!

Алексровер Анна said...

Made with a great taste! Wonderful card!!!

Iris said...

so pretty - love all the pink

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what a great inspiration piece and wonderful burst of color! I love the swooshes of color and the touches of gold with the bold sentiment! Voila, indeed, for a special person! I love it! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

What a fabulous result from your inspiration! Love those wide pretty-in-pink brushstrokes. Perfect, really, with the brushstrokey sentiment. Awesome way to say "hello"!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

color, fun and spunky! I like this Julie, awesome card especially just a simple hello!! :-)