Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A card for "a" challenge!

What a beautiful day!  What a wonderful world!  What a great life!  What a good everything!  Well, I know it's kind of exaggerated but I want to keep optimism to a high level. Too many things happening in my beautiful Puerto Rico.  Weak economy, unemployment, government taxes... and more.  But I know we are not as bad as others in the sense that we have brothers and sisters from other parts of the world who are living worst nightmares.  We'll hang in there... we'll survive.  I wish no more young professionals left the island seeking greater success.  We need them here.  I appreciate your prayers for a better Enchantment Island really soon.  Thank you!

Anyways, that was just a note.  I'm stopping by to show you a card I made last night, inspired by several challenges.  One is this from Curtain Call.


Isn't this gorgeous?  I see the inspiration image and think of graduation, dresses, delicate things, love, fabrics, textures... and such great colors.

And then there's this great inspiration from current Unity Be Inspired Challenge.  Similar colors to the Curtain Call's image, so my inspiration matched both color combos.


I also wanted to participate in the current Take it Make it Challenge from Craft Stamper.  I would looooveee to see my work on this recognized magazine... so I keep sharing whenever possible.  This time is an "Anything Goes" theme, so I'm sharing this one.

I made a card.  Oh, I like it very much.  I used Unity Stamp image and sentiment, patterned paper, gold paper, a nice cute garland with mini soft balls hanging on it, and sequins.  It's kind of a CAS style even though there was some painting and cutting that could be time consuming for some, but the image is stamped and not colored, since I wanted the background to become THE color of this card.


How did I make the background?  Just played with Distress Stain colors.  I applied with the round applicator / tip ensuring it was wet so the color splashed.  When dried I achieved exactly the colors I wanted, and then I stamped on it.



Here's a larger picture of the card.  I hope you like it. 



Linking to (click on the names to access the challenges websites):








20 comments:

Teresa Doyle said...

Lovely card Myra. Very pretty background as well! Good job!

Gaylynn said...

Great card and colors. The background looks cool the way you made it. Awesome.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely card - love this stamp more every time I see it. I just made my first card using ink stains, but I did lines rather than "dots" ... so I appreciate your inspiration to try this effect next time.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. Love the way you picked out the colours.

Sweet April said...

Very colorful card,love the way it came out;it's simple,wonderful,sweet and very creative.

Linda said...

You card are super!

Dr. Ivy said...

Wow, cool. I love the "artsy" feel of your background with this stamp. Have a great weekend.

DIANA L. said...

I love it. Your background is awesome!
I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

Love the background and my favorite image.xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is one stamp from Unity that really gets a work out. The thing is, it always looks so fresh and new. I love what you have done with it!

Bananastamper said...

Pretty card! I love the fun way you created your background, then stamped on top! Distress stains are such fun to play around with!
Shanna :)

Carol L said...

I definitely like your card! Those splatters of color on the background look fun and I love the sentiment with this image too!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love your background! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Myra. Great background!

Janis said...

Wonderful background technique!!! Lovely card.
<3 J

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Linda said...

Lovely card ..... fab image! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE the beautiful stamping ! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
xxx Ellie xxx

angie blom said...

Simply beautiful.. Love the background!

Kelli Haglund said...

Love the coloring. Beautiful.

Immi said...

Great background - it showcases the stamp nicely!