Tuesday, January 28, 2014

thank you



I've been receiving some really awesome comments lately...I really appreciate all the people that stop by my blog, seriously.  

I've been working hard to  s  t  r  e  t  c  h  myself.

Introducing today's card:


For all you challenge junkie's, I'm sure you know the challenge that inspired my card:



What's not to about Donna's card?

I wish I had that particular stamp that Donna used but I scoured my stamps for something that might work and I ended up with the polkas by Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  Do I get bonus points since that stamp is NOT a background stamps and I had to stamp that panel several times?

My stamped panel is watercolor paper.  I've been really enjoying using that stuff and bought another pad, 50% off, at Michael's last week so you'll be seeing the stuff, a lot.  I colored it using, yes, my Distress Stains.  Originally, I used my Distress Markers but I wasn't lovin' the combo and the lack of movement in the colors so I switched over to the Distress Stains....love those things.

The thank you die cut is ala PTI.

Such a fun challenge!

I've noticed a change in my crafting lately...I've been really S  L  O  W.  It's something I'm trying to embrace, rather than be frustrated by it.



34 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, love the floating of these colors, Amy, and yes you deserve something extra for combining those dots! Have a fun Tuesday, it's cold here this morning!

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  2. What a wonderful card! I am also trying new techniques and have really enjoyed going outside the box of my usual "comfortable" card design.

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  3. Oh I have a hard time when I become slow...I love to move fast which isn't always my best trait! Your card is amazing...the gold polka dots are awesome!

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  4. Wow, Amy, this is stunning! I love the gradient effect and I think you captured the challenge perfectly! Love those Distress stains! You have inspired me to give mine a try when I have time tonight after work.

    I think with winter and the abnormal cold here, my crafting mojo has gone into hibernation as I wasn't motivated to make anything until last night. Hope to blog it tonight as I finished far too late last night to upload it and get myself to sleep at a decent hour for work.

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  5. Loving your card .. Pretty card! I heart the polka dots!! I'm slow now too!!! And restless!!! I'm so ready to have out already!!! Hugs x

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  6. Oh my, that is gorgeous and I love that you are stepping outside your comfort zone.

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  7. Love love love love this!! LOVING those polka dots!!!!!!!

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  8. Wow! This looks fab!!!! Love the dots!

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  9. Beautiful card!!!
    Love the colors!

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  10. A wonderful take on the challenge card Amy!

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  11. Amy a fantastic card, Donna's inspiration just rocks and your S L O W card rocks too! ♥

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  12. I like the distress stains and you definitely get bonus points in my book for having to stamp multiple times. ;)

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  13. Major brownie points for using a smaller stamp! Yay for joining CASE Study!

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  14. yep, bonus points AND a virtual High-five for stamping that sucker so many times. looks seamless! Love the colored background!

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  15. Beautiful, the colors are so dreamy!
    Laura

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  16. Whoa! That's not a background stamp?!! Talk about precision! Love the blue tone you mixed in there as well. Fab card! And don't worry about the slow - I'm happy if I've got one done in under two hours!! You're in good (? -!!) company!! ;)

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  17. Absolutely FAB!! I love the use of Distress Stains and colors! AWESOME work, Amy!

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  18. oh my gosh WOW!!! This is gorgeous!!!!

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  19. Not a background stamp? Well, that just amps up the impressiveness of your card even more, and it was already at sky-rocket levels at first glance. Love the colours, especially the whispers of blue. Fabulous x awesome take on Donna's card. Calling winner, winner on this!!
    c

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  20. Wow, just wow, Amy! This is fantastic! Love the stain on the background- so cool! :)

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  21. Really cool.
    It's awesome to work with watercolour paper eh? *winks*

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  22. Beautiful and perfectly executed. I love how you are embracing the slower pace...I need to do the same....I think speed is a big hinderance for me in trying new techniques.

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  23. This is awesome! I love the effect! I'm always a slow girl- but that doesn't mean I love it- yay to embracing it!! xoxo

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  24. Awesome! Really love the gold dots!!!

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  25. Love, love, and I totally knew that it was a CASE Study card when I saw it, well done!

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  26. WOW! this is a great case! It has a similar feel but you totally made it your own by using your own stuff and techniques. I love it!

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  27. Wow, SO gorgeous, Amy! And yes, you get total points in my book for the repeat stamping you had to do here! LOVE the watercolor background and the negative die cut sentiment. Such a perfect and beautiful take on that sketch challenge!

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  28. I love this Amy! I love the Distress inks/stains etc. too. Great job
    Deb C

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  29. Wow those polkas are stamped perfectly! Awesome colours too - really stood out in the gallery. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

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Cheers,
~amy~