Thursday, 23 July 2015

Paper Players 254 and In{k}spire Me 208

It's been quite hard to get time to get back to my craft room after a week's holiday in Hawaii. Between jet lag and going straight back to work, time's been a premium this week. When I finally got there, I discovered that it was quite hard to get back in the groove! But the holiday was great... so warm... it was a shame to come back to more winter.

Anyway, I've created a card inspired by both the challenge at The Paper Players and the lovely colour combination at In{k}spire Me.



Frames is such a cool challenge! Lots of possibility - layered frames, breaking the frame, spectacle dies and stamps.... In the end, I decided to play with film frames. I used the square frames of a stencil from 13Arts to lay down a background, using Mint Macaron at the centre, bleeding out into Lost Lagoon. Over that I stamped the flowers from Awesomely Artistic in Tip Top Taupe but coloured in the part of the bunch that was within the film strip frame. I was going to add in the dragonfly on top of the frames but it was just a bit too much, but I did add rhinestone centres to the coloured flowers within the filmstrip frames to give some bling zing. Then the whole panel is framed by the Lost Lagoon base.




Ingredients
Card: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Stamps: Awesomely Artistic, Happy Birthday Everyone
Inks: Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, Tip Top Taupe
Other: 13 Arts Square stencil, MFT Mini-filmstrip die, Lost Lagoon marker, rhinestones, sponges



9 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! My favorite set in the new catalog, and done in gorgeous colors! I can't believe that I am not familiar with INKspire challenges! Thanks for letting me know, I am sure I'll be playing along in the future! I really love how you used the stencil and repeated the squares with the film strip die! Clever! Thanks for sharing this and playing with the Players this week!

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    1. Thanks LeAnne. Inkspire Me has some beautiful challenges and I'm glad to have shown you a new one - I've certainly met some challenges through your blog!

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  2. Wonderful card! So creative. Thanks for joining us this week at The paper Players!

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  3. Love the repetition of squares - they look fabulous behind the film strip die cut. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  4. Hawaii? Sounds like a fun holiday to me. ;-) Thank you for joining us at Inkspire me this week. Love your card and how it combines geometric patterns with flowers. Marion

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    1. Yes, it was a fantastic holiday. It just made coming back to winter all the harder!

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  5. A wonderful card, I love the idea with the film strip! Thanks for playing IN{K}SPIRE_me, Annemarie

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  6. Wonderful card! I really like those squares. Thanks for joining us at IN{K}SPIRE_me this week, Heike

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