Wednesday, January 6, 2016

You're my favorite

** 1/10/16 Top 3 at Come and Get It Challenges! **

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to be co-hosting with the lovely Barbara Campbell over at Mod Squad Challenge Blog! We have not one, but two sponsors this week - Gina K Designs and One Happy Cut! Our challenge is to create a project using the Ombre technique, so come play with us and create a project in varying shades of any color your heart desires!

I've been playing with the Brusho crystals again and used the color Scarlet with varying amounts of water on watercolor paper to create the ombre background for my project. I started with very light color, gradually darkening it and drying it between the subtle shade changes. When finished, I splattered medium colored water droplets on the piece and blotted them with a paper towel which created a cool splotchy effect seen best on the darkest portion. :)

I turned the ombre background into a pretty shabby chic birthday card featuring two dies from One Happy Cut - the Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame and the Precious Marieke Grass Border. I heavily distressed the edges with a tool and white chalk ink, then added the die cuts which I also hit with the white chalk ink.

I created the bouquet with lots of pretty paper flowers and pearl sprays, added my signature big bow and hit these with the white chalk ink also. The stamped sentiment is layered and popped up on fun foam. I finished the look with some randomly placed pink sequins. I'm really loving this! ;)

I kept the inside simple with a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

Proud to enter this shabby chic birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, Cricut Reds & Pinks cardstock, Ranger watercolor paper
  • Stamps: GKD You're My Favorites mini stamp set (front sentiment), GKD Springtime Silhouettes stamp set (inside sentiment)
  • Ink: Ingvild Bolme white chalk ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die, Precious Marieke Grass Border die, MB Stitched Circle Layers die, SB Classic Circles die
  • Accessories: Tim Holtz distress tool, assorted WOC paper flowers and pearl sprays, Prairie Bird Boutique pink wrinkled ribbon, MISTI, pink fun foam, Doodlebug Designs pink sequins 

I hope you've found a little inspiration to create an ombre project for our challenge this week! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies Gina K Designs and One Happy Cut! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Beautiful! The background you created is gorgeous. Love the flower bouquet.
    (I can't wait to get this card...I know I'm your favorite ;o))

  2. Wow! This card is so lovely & elegant!

  3. Wow, stunning card, the flowers and bow look amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Such a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges! Sara DT

  5. Gorgeous card Leslie! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  7. Gorgeous. Love the posy of flowers and the inked and trellis background is just perfect. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  8. I love this card. It is so pretty. Beyond pretty. The ombre effect is great. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  9. Beautiful and gorgeous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  10. This is gorgeous! I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

  11. Beautiful card, Leslie! Nicely designed! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. This is so very pretty! I adore the way you used the white ink and the background die cut is fabulous! You've got quite a talent for arranging those flowers, too. And, of course, your beautiful multi-looped pink bow. The bow sets all of this off wonderfully. I really like what you've created here. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our January challenge! Hugs, Gail

  13. Wow, your card is stunning! The different textures and details are gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  14. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  15. So very pretty, love all the detail. Thanks for joining Come And Get It challenges, Carol DT

  16. This is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  17. Your card is stunning. i love al the texture and dimension.

    Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

    Sharon x

  18. Wow, Leslie! This is a real stunner. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at CropStop. It's so nice to have you play along. Have a blessed week, and please stop by to share your art with us again soon. A new challenge starts this Wednesday.
    Karen Letchworth

  19. Your card is very beautiful !
    Love your cats on the sidebar!
    so cute!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  20. Your card is stunningly elegant, Leslie -- and the bouquet is arranged to perfection. Of course, being basically pink also catches my eye - teehee!! Pretty signature bow of yours, as always!

  21. FANTASTIC card!!! a real beauty!!!

  22. Stunning card Leslie. So many wonderful layers and feminine touches. Thank you for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenge. hugs, Pat K xx

  23. I'm really loving this, too! I don't usually go for pink, but this has pushed all my happy buttons! I love your ombre effect! and those flowers and sequins are perfect happy embellishments to a very Happy Birthday card!

    Thank you for your very kind words on my blog, too! Hugs!


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