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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Card Concept with beloved Spiro and Starfruit

Have you ever seen something so striking that you can't get the image out of your brain?
That's what happened to me when I saw the current photo inspiration over at The Card Concept challenge 17.  I loved at first site and knew that I wanted to create with Stampin' Up's Starfruit colour...but what stamp to use.  I have a Dahlia stamp, that would do, but I wanted something a little more interesting and challenging to me.  Something that I could build the design with.
Enter my beloved Spiro Garden set from Technique Tuesday.  This little baby had been missing in action for a little over 6 months and two weeks ago I found her!
That's what happens when you commit to a partial hour a day in the craft room for "organizing"!  I am so pleased (insert happy face)
I was inspired to create the large flower in the left hand corner.  I started to build with the 8 petal image and then used the single petal and masks to build out.  one end of the single petal has a natural "shadow" when you stamp it, so that determined which end of the petal I would use to align with the one before.  I really had a blast making this and I attribute the challenges, like this one,  that I have been following for several months now for the influence.  I would also like to add that taking the Stretch your Stamps 2 classes the last couple of weeks has given me a different direction and confidence!
I am finding that I am embracing the "white space" more and more these days...along with distress inks.  I had 1 distress ink for a couple of years and yesterday I purchased 9 more :)  yipee!
So, I think the white space on my card allows me to tag as CAS...don't know about the seed beads I added.  The sentiment, a SU favourite of mine was stamped in Memento Dove Gray ink.
I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge "Anything Goes"


So, that's it for now!  I am working on creating a Smoking and Grilling journal/scrapbook for my dear hubby.  I love that man and today's his birthday!  Mine is a few months away, so I get to say I am the year younger for a little while longer !
Thanks for your visit, I sure do appreciate every one of them.
hugs,
Chriss

23 comments:

  1. Very Lovely! I love that sentiment and the flower, too! Very pretty card!!

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  2. Incredible masking and stamping! LOVE the placement of your seed beads...I must remember to use those more often:)

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  3. This is one amazing and gorgeous card. I love your flower, just stunning. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Challenge.

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  4. I ADORE this, and perfection!!! WONDERFUL!!!

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  5. WOW!! This is fantastic!!! I adore the colours and the design and I think this is definitely a winner ... My favourite card!!

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  6. Chriss! My first visit and I'm just blown away! This flower you've created is fantastic. I'm not familiar with the Spiro Garden set, but don't lose it again because it's fantastic!! Just perfection... thanks for sharing!
    =] Michele

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  7. This is perfect! I love the flower in the corner and the seed beads add a nice touch. You are strutting that white space like a pro! Very lovely card! thanks for playing with The Card Concept!

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  8. Wow! That flower is stunning! What a gorgeous card!! So happy you joined us at The Card Concept! :)

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  9. Congratulations on the win, Chriss! I'm saying that now because this is a winner if I ever saw one!! I'm pinning, I'm CASEing, I'm in love!!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Oh, darn, I'm not sure if my comment went through because I hit the pin button before it was done grinding! If it didn't, I LOVE THIS AND AM CALLING WINNER!! There, maybe it will work this time, lol! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Such a beautiful and elegant card and I love your interpretation of the theme! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

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  12. This is gorgeous - you built this beautiful blossom perfectly! So glad you joined us at The Card Concept!

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  13. I love the set you chose for the challenge..perfect!

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  14. Chriss!!!! First of all, LOVE this card - it's absolutely beautiful! Secondly, you won the issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking's Holiday Cards & More, on my blog! Email me at TomatoL at aol dot com, with your addy! :) WOOHOOO!! Congrats!

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  15. This is just stunning--love it!

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  16. Oh my, what a perfect stamp with perfection stamping thrown in! Just gorgeous!

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  17. Beautiful card, you have done yourself proud. Wonderful layout and colour.

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  18. Saw your card in the gallery and wanted to let you know how PRETTY it is!!

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  19. love, LOVE, love this card!!! So creative!!!

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  20. How fun to have made this flower by masking and stamping - it's turned out beautifully. And, the color you've chosen is lovely!!

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  21. Wow, Chriss, this is amazing!! Glad it turned up in your hunt/organization. :) It is gorgeous, and glad you played with us at The Card Concept.

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