Saturday, 15 April 2017

Curtain Call - Guest Designer!

Hi guys

Last month I was lucky enough to be the Lead for the Green challenge at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  And by winning the challenge I'm delighted to have been invited to be their Guest Designer for the next challenge, which starts today.

So, without further ado here's the inspiration photo...

And here's my interpretation...

I think it's fairly obvious which elements I used from the photo!  I started by stamping the tulips with a little masking for dimension.  I then cut a rough mask to cover the flowers before gently blending through a stencil to create the background.  I then took inspiration from the cracked paint on the chair in the photo and used a die to cut some patterned paper which was a great match for the flaking paint, and I then added a little shading to the edges of the jar die cut to add some depth.  I then stamped the sentiment, matted the panel onto some orange cardstock and then adhered it flat to the card base.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Spring Blooms, With Love
  • Ink: Altenew - Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf; Distress Ink - Weathered Wood (stencil shading); Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: MFT - Checkerboard
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Spring Blooms (jar)
  • Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs - Country Boutique
  • Coloured Card: Papermania

Challenge entries:

Inkspirational - Challenge #132 - Spring
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #272 - Spring Spectacular
Penny Black and More - April Challenge - Spring
Stamping Sensations - April Challenge - Anything Goes
Uniko - Challenge #40 - Spring with an Optional Twist of Easter

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  And a big thank you to the team at Curtain Call for inviting me to join them for this challenge.


  1. A great interpretation of the inspiration photo Neets and a great entry into our challenge at Stamping Sensations! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is fantastic! Love how you did the jar! Great card! So glad you joined us as a guest designer!

  3. It's a great take in the inspiration and also a perfect Spring creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

  4. WOAH! You are rocking teamie! Your mojo is on fire! A Spring frenzy in fact and well done on another GD spot! Love how you've done that cracked paint effect on the vase ... I'm in AWE! Obviously you fav flowers there and looking stunning as ever. Thanks for playing along again at Uniko. x

  5. wow! Just love the layout and dimension on this - a real modern card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More. Lynn x DT

  6. Congratulations on guest designing for CAS(E) This Sketch! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  7. The crackled jar looks great and I love how you've stamped the tulips. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  8. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

  9. A really wonderful card! Perfect for our Spring theme. Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! 😁

  10. What a pretty card Anita. Love the lovely tulips and the jar! Great stenciled background. What a great take on the photo. Congrats on being the guest designer at Curtain Call!

  11. Another beautiful spring card! Love the stenciled background!
    Thanks for playing along again at Penny Black and More!

  12. Anita, this is absolutely beautiful. Love the soft stencil behind the beautiful flowers. So happy to have you guest designing with us at Curtain Call!

  13. Lovely jar of tulips :) Congrats on being our GD :)

  14. I love your choice of tulips for your spring card. Perfect for our challenge at Inkspirational!

  15. So pretty and wonderful take on the inspiration. Thanks for joining in at Uniko and inspiring me with your creativity. Hugs Bev x

  16. Beautiful tulips and perfect with the inspiration picture. Thanks for joining us at Uniko.


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