Friday, September 23, 2016

Daring Cardmakers....Thank You For The Inspiration

     This week's challenge at Daring Cardmakers is.....Thank You For The Inspiration.  Choose a person that's not quite famous yet....that inspires you with their card making and create a card using that inspiration.  For this challenge, I went back in time to when I worked on a design team for a woman that made whimsical and imaginative rubber stamps.  It was definitely work creating cards for all of the stamps...but a lot of fun too.
      I thought that one of the cards that I had made for one of the JustJohanna Challenges would be  good to bring back for this week's  Daring Cardmakers Challenge...so my card for Daring Cardmakers isn't brand new, but perfect for this challenge.
     The original challenge was to use the JustJohanna stamps of course....but then to use something recycled. I used egg cartons. You can see them on the card as the egg carton itself and the Grade A Egg sign . The odd little birds were stamped using one of the JustJohanna stamps. Actually, there were so many odd little birds in the collection that the company was later called "OddBird Planet".
Find someone who inspires you, but isn't famous...yet. Create a card using their style and post it on the Daring Cardmakers Blog....we'll be looking for you!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Daring Cardmakers....Favorite Book Themed Card

                   This week, the challenge theme at Daring Cardmakers is "Favorite Books".  My choice was "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.
                   The paper I worked with is Graphic 45's "Halloween In Wonderland"...great colors and perfect for my theme. The acrylic flowers are Doodlebug....the wooden heart button is an unknown from my stash of supplies. The word "Wonderful" was made using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits set called "Friends".
                    Choose your favorite book or kind of books....mysteries, love stories, biographies, fantasy, non fiction...whatever you love. Create a card using that theme and post it at Daring Cardmakers...we're looking forward to seeing what your favorite books are and what you create using that theme.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Daring Cardmakers....Wonderful World Card!

                               Kathy's theme for this week's challenge at Daring Cardmakers is a beautiful song sung by Louis Armstrong...."What A Wonderful World". This song has always been one of my favorites and still has the ability to make me cry.  We don't want you to cry, however, so take a look at the lyrics from this song and see how you would like to interpret them in your own card creation.
                              The background paper on my card above is from Illustrated Faith by Bella Blvd. The globe is from Silhouette and the little people were made with a die from My Favorite Things.

                                                       What A Wonderful World
                                                  I see trees of green, red roses too
                                                  I see them bloom for me and you
                                                 And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

                                                 I see skies of blue and clouds of white
                                                The bright blessed day and the dark sacred night
                                                And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

                                                The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
                                                Are also in the faces of the people passing by.
                                                I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do
                                               They're really saying I love you.

                                                I hear babies cry I watch them grow.
                                               They'll learn much more than I'll ever know.
                                               And I say to myself...What a Wonderful World!

                               Beautiful....right?  Use this song as inspiration for creating a "Wonderful" card and post it on the Daring Cardmakers Blog....we'd love to see it!
                             
                       

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Seaside Inspiration...For The Daring Cardmakers....



      A seaside Elemental Inspiration from Daring Cardmakers. Choose any three design elements from this tranquil photo.........the sea, light and shadow, the boat, the lighthouse, hills  and so on.  Translate these into a beautiful card...post your card on the Daring Cardmakers Website and tell us which elements you've used. We're looking forward to seeing what you'll create!

This is my interpretation of the Elemental Inspiration Challenge.  I chose the light and shadow and used them in the colors of the night sky and the beach.  The tiny sailboat mimics the boat in the Inspiration Photo. The beach is a hill rolling into the sea.
Enjoy the Challenge! See you at Daring Cardmakers!