Sunday, January 17, 2016

so the planets aligned

I don't really have a system for following challenges. Or to be more exact, for getting cards created on time to take part in challenges. But I had just pinned this photo which I love and immediately thought of some stamp sets that I wanted to use to create a card with it and lo and behold, I went and did it and there are even a bunch of challenges I can play in with it too. Thanks, planets!

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So I pulled out a few Aha Arts sets that I have from Ashley G, and just let myself be inspired by the elements, style and colors of the photo.




Used some Hero Arts shadow inks and yellow and mint pigment inks from Avery Elle. Started with the chica and the birdie and went from there. Did some masking. Did some stamp kissing on the "m" (personalizing this for DD). Die cut a cloud opening and a sentiment.

Ha! Just realized I was going for a one-layer card for a couple challenges and I'm not sure that my card counts cuz of the sentiment. (I was actually trying to die cut tulle, backing it with a piece of scrap paper - the tulle fell apart but the scrap paper looked cool so I stitched it on instead!)

Joining these challenges:
A Blog Named Hero - OLC (that little birdie is from an ancient HA set too)
Craft Stamper, Take it Make it - January
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
One Layer Simplicity - Sky's the Limit (which I tried to portray with the die cut cloud)
CASology - Open (thus the die cut cloud)

Have a great Sunday. You've still got time to check out the STAMPlorations new release hop. And to CASE Laura B. over at the CASEplorations challenge!

20 comments:

Marina said...

I love the quirky collage effect - so pretty and fun.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card, all of the elements to re-see and work so well together.

Chris D. said...

This a adorable! Love your take on that inspiration photo, everything you used goes perfectly together!

Chris D. said...

This a adorable! Love your take on that inspiration photo, everything you used goes perfectly together!

Ardyth said...

You nailed the inspiration! I hear you about the challenges - it's hard to get organized enough to stay on top of them!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Gorgeous Maria! So clever! Love that little cloud opening! Love that the planets aligned, allowing you to join us at CASology this week also. I too, have infinite difficulty making cards in time for challenges!

Jen W. said...

I love the cool stamped collage you created. The little chic and the bird are so sweet and the open cloud is a fabulous touch. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

LaVon Hall said...

Love your work! So creative!

LaVon Hall said...

Love your work! So creative!

Happy Dance said...

VERY cool card, Maria! That little chica is so cute, and I love her in green. The stitched sentiment turned out awesomely, and I love the little cut out cloud. Great card!! Bev

Sherrie M. said...

What a great collage card Maria. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Martha said...

Darling card, Maria.
I love how you were inspired.

Leigh Penner said...

I love this!

shirley-bee said...

Fab funky collage, Maria! I like the stitched hello and cut-out cloud. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

Cris G said...

Love the design and the die cut cloud, Maria! You totally nailed Ashley Goldberg style and the inspiration photo too.

Team Clark said...

WOW! This is a modern masterpiece! Super cool card!

Joan B said...

delightful. I just love the light airy feeling to this card

Heather said...

The stitched sentiment looks very cool. I tried die-cutting tulle too but in the shape of leaves. It stayed together but I had trouble attaching it. Stitching would have been perfect.

Anita in France said...

Fun, cool and wonderfully whimsical, Maria ... with a dash of dreaminess in that fab stitched sentiment and cloud space! A system for following challenges ... yep, have one ... making cards on time for them ... hmmmm ... still needs a tweak or twenty!! Hugs, Anita :)

Dee Adams said...

What a lovely card Thank you so much for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper and good luck for the Challenge. x

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