Hello … bonjour … hope you had a Blessed and Joyful Easter! I’m here for the last time today as Featured Designer over at The Challenge … it’s been so much fun and an honour to have joined Lesley and the DT for the whole month … such amazing talent in this fabulous group of crafters … and such wonderful, inspirational challenge photo’s! Thanks so much for having me, ladies, it’s been a delight! We have a masculine theme this time round (the fabulous picture is below) … here’s my take on it …
My stash is nautically challenged … but I was so taken with the images and those delicious blue hues that I wanted to capture the overall sense of the ocean! I used Papertrey‘s Ombre Builders to create the ombré waves across a white card panel, added a stacked SSS ‘smile’ die cut so it would bob about on them (as a life saver would!) and adhered a flag shaped secondary sentiment (also SSS) alongside. The miniscule pops of red in the die cut and at the end of the flag mimic the edge of the wavy navy pillow in the photo! I sponged the edges of a card base with Distress Ink and popped the panel up on craft foam over it … voilà!
There are so many different elements to this gorgeous inspiration photo … what takes your eye? You can choose to focus on any or all of them … or just use it as a prompt to spark your creative imagination. We’d love to see what you come up with … hope you’ll join us in the gallery! All the details are over at The Challenge … along with plenty of wonderful ideas from the fabulous DT!
I’m playing along with …
CAS(E) this Sketch – see below … such a cool sketch!
TE Share Joy – Clean and Simple
Little Tangles – Ombré
Seize The Birthday – Water
After being up to my eyes in alligators for a while, I’ve at last begun to make my way around blogland … I’ve missed you all … and all the gorgeous cards you’ve been making! What a wonderful voyage of discovery awaits … see you soon! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂