Monday, February 15, 2010

Heart Swirls

This is going to be kind of lengthy. First, you can hear me clapping, yesterday I found out I had won 1st place at Crazy 4 Challenges on my Key To Your Heart card and at The Pink Elephant Challenge I was picked as a Top 15 winner, there is alot of talent entering these challenges so to be picked as any kind of a winner is a real honor.
Some of the challenges I'm entering this card in require some explanation. CCEE Stampers challenged us to go to www.imagekind.com and find some inspiration for our cards. There was a picture of a Blown glass heat which brought to mind my alcohol inks which I haven't used in a very long time, so that lead to the challenge at Our Creative Corner-Something Old That's New, and Saturday Spotlight to use something Around the House. I got out a piece of glossy card stock inked up the felt pad, on one end of  the paper I smooshed off the majority of ink then went to the other end of the paper mashed down kind of hard so the velco kind of made scratch like swirly lines, then took a straw(this is where something from around the house comes in) held the alcohol ink bottle tipped down so a drop of ink would start coming out and blew through the straw to make the yellowish splatters. Raise The Bar challenge is to tell what stamp set will be mine forever, that would be this Close To My Heart stamp set D1309 Hearthrob. I've got a lot of heart stamps, but I always find myself coming back to this set for it's lovely versatility. I have also had this ribbon for quite a while and have been trying to use it, so it finally made it to a card, it might also appear on an Easter card. I think that about covers all the explaining-now for the list of challenges:
7 Challenges:
Supplies: Pretty in Pink Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2", Papers: Stampin Up, glossy card stock, Stamp: CTMH-D1309 Heartthrob, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Stampin Up-Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Ranger Alcohol Inks, Martha Stewart-Embossed Trefoil Heart border punch, Stampin Up-Sizzix Flourish texture plate, ribbon-Offray, silver cord, Plaid-metal heart charm, Michael Richard's-crystal stickers.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 

17 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous card as always and I love how the inked background matches the ribbon!

Theresa said...

Your card is just wonderful. I haven't been able to post for a while, but I love all your cards. Why wouldn't you be picked??

Thanks for the inspirations.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Congrats on your winning and WOW on this amazing creation!!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar & Saturday Spotlight! Can't wait to see what you create for us next challenge!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love your straw technique!! The effect is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us in our CCEE challenge this week!! :o)

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats on your picks - and after seeing this card I know why! Very pretty - thanks for playing at PPA!

Tammy said...

WOW!! I do love that heart!! Very unusual and unique!! Thanks for playing along with the Divas!! Love to see what you come up with!!

Kristin said...

Ooh, very unusual! Love that background technique you came up with and agree that heart stamp is fabulous. Very funky and so fun! Thanks for playing with the Divas!

Joanne (jojot) said...

very artsy....thanks for playing with the CCEE

Country Mouse said...

Very nice!!! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the BarTenders at Raise the Bar!!!
audrey

~*Joni said...

Beverly what a gorgeous heart stamp! I love what you've made with this, it is just beautiful with the color combo. :D You've done a wonderful job on this card - thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great card, Beverly! I love this stamp, can see why it's a favorite. Great swirls and flourishes! Congrats on all those wonderful recognition awards!! So glad that you got to show some love to your older supplies! Great to see you joining in the fun with Our Creative Corner this week.

Erin... said...

So fun!! that just reminded me of a project I did in summer camp ages ago!! With the ink and straw! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Saturday Spotlight!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful creation and a great take on the Around the House Challenge at Saturday Spotlight!! Thanks for joining us this week! Love your technique!! How creative!! What a gorgeous result!

Dana Grothaus said...

Fantastic card! Great job on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.

LORi said...

WOW, sooo pretty!!
Thanks for sharing with TPE this week!!
HUGS - LORi

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very pretty card!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-DT