Thursday, January 1, 2015

A New Challenge


Deedee's Digis is among the sponsors of a brand new Crafty Artisans #1 challenge, and the theme is to use this mood board for inspiration, or anything goes. I went with this inspiration photo because I loved the colors and patterns. 

ETA: Apparently the Crafty Artisans blog is having technical difficulties as the blog appears to have been removed. I'll keep you updated if possible.


I had New Year's day in mind when I made this card, and added the countdown numbers with the clock. The sentiment worked perfectly with the whole theme! I'm using one of Deedee's digi sets called "Time With You" and I colored this image with Copics. I embossed the teal background with a Cuttlebug ef and used Lil Inker rectangle stitched dies to cut all 3 panels. The keys were done with a MS punch and a silver brad, then I added a mini brad to the clock center and some glossy accents to the pendulum. The numbers were done with my Quickutz and the base layer is gray, although it shows up as tan on my screen.

I hope you'll click the link above and make time to play along, because there are lots of prizes to be won! You don't have to make cards either - it's so easy to join in with anything you create!

And last but not least - here's wishing you a most happy New Year in 2015! 
It really IS time to see you smile :)

Carol

10 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at the fantastic texture you have achieved on this card! I want to watch that creative juice flow, sometimes! This is awesome!

Teighan Barton said...

Hello Carol, Thank you so much for Guest Designing with us at Crafty Artisans first challenge.. Love your card and a lovely image. Would just like to wish you a Happy New Year.

Teighan DT

Donna Hanley said...

I've seen you use this image on a couple of different cards and you always do such a fantastic job with it. I love this color also and I hope to be able to get over there to make a card with that color also. Yes, it is time to smile. Have a wonderful day in this new year, my friend.

jimlynn said...

It really is time to smile - and this card makes me smile all over! VERY cute and pretty at the same time. I also love those beautiful colors.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful card Carol! Love the colours and the embossed background. The pendulum clock with the cute little bunny is stunning!

Brenda said...

Love the colors of this card Carol! It's such a cute card and perfect for New Years! Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful creation here fabulous design and gorgeous colour tones.xxx
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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OH this is so adorable. Happy New Year!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Time to smile! You know it! I feel so good today! It *is* time to smile!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Fun image and sentiment and I love the colors. Hugz