Sunday, March 11, 2012

I'm inspired . . .

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I have several card requests for a group of ladies I will meet with next weekend and needed some inspiration.  Well, through Ann S.Taft's crafting board at Pinterest, I discovered Heather Telford (Bits & Pieces).  Wow!  What a talented lady!  The following cards were inspired by her work.  It involves sponging, masking & stamping.

 The designer paper used for the background is by The Paper Studio.  I have sponged the edges with Tim Holtz 'Dusty Concord' distress ink using a large sponge dauber.

The floral stamp is by Paper Inspirations and I used SU markers to color right on the stamp before stamping on the designer paper.  The sentiment stamp on the front is by Anita's and the inside sentiment is by The Stamp Pad Co.

I have used the same stamp & technique for the inside image.

 For this creation, I have used the same designer paper, technique and ink ... just sponged it lighter.  The floral stamp used on this card is Penny Black 'T for Transparent' set.

The sentiment on the front of the card is from Stamps 'n More ... stamped using the same TH 'dusty concord' ink.  The die I used to cut it out is Spellbinder Heart Circles.

I've repeated the Iris stamp on the inside using the same technique and the sentiment is Verses Rubber Stamps.


This was actually the 1st card I created following the design inspiration from Heather.

Inks:  TH 'Tea Dye', 'Antique Linen' and Ranger Archival Ink 'Coffee'
Stamps: Stampendous, Great Impressions,
Sentiments:  Impression Obsession (front), the Artful Stamper (inside)

I actually took the time to complete the inside of each card so I could slip them into a clear sleeve and now they are READY to sell at the card party next weekend.  I have a few more cards to share with you but won't OVERLOAD you with them today.  I will share them another day this week!

A big thanks to Heather Telford for sharing her wonderful talents and inspiring me today!  Isn't the internet a wonderful thing!  LOL!!   Well, with that being said, I hope I've been able to inspire some of you today too.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and please ... stop back soon!

Qualifying Challenges:
Penny Black and More - Springtime
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
 Allsorts Challenge - Say It With Flowers
Clearly iStamp - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Friday Challenge - Distress It


Hugs,
Darlene

8 comments:

  1. Dar, they're beautiful! Love this technique! Soon as I get my box for Joan's challenge I'm going to try this one. Hugs

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  2. Stunning cards you've made, beautiful outside and in! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  3. Wowzers you are running with these techniques girl! Way to go! So beautiful....each and every one! Thanks for sharing these beauties with us at FFF this week!

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  4. Two stunning cards Darlene, great shading and inking.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Say it with Flowers theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

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  5. All of your creations are beautiful and stylish....love the distressing...thanks for joining FFF...hope to see you next challenge again!
    xxx Margreet

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  6. Two Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  7. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month.
    Clare x

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  8. super cards! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support
    hugs
    laney

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Darlene