** 5/23/17 Top 3 Sister at The Sisterhood of Crafters! **
** 5/23/17 Winner AND Top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown! **
** 5/24/17 Winner at Crafty Creations Challenges! **
** 6/11/17 Mixed Media Challenge Favorite at Happy Little Stampers! **
Hello again, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having a great week! The May challenge over at Let’s Craft and Create went live on the 5th and I’m stoked to share my mid-month DT inspiration project for Challenge #125 – Make Your Own Background! I had a b.l.a.s.t. creating this encouragement card!
I used a stencil and grit paste, Brushos and homemade Perfect Pearls spritz to create the background, and quite a few other elements to keep the eyes moving! ;)
For the sentiment, I combined stamped elements with the wood script word that I inked in black. I created a torn and curled corner with a doily and lace underlay that I embellished with flat-back pearls.
I inked a chipboard feather and embellished it with multi-colored seed beads, and added a gorgeous flower with two twine bows tucked behind one side of it. There are also a few metal embellishments – a key and two corner pieces.
As a final touch, I ‘touched’ all the element with white gesso. I’m really loving how this turned out! You’ll be seeing more mixed media projects from me as time goes on! ;)
I kept the inside fairly simple with a few scraps of cardstock and a stamped sentiment.
Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #44 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: May Challenge – Flowers
Crafty Creations: #341 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #123 – Add Flowers
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Pastel Colors Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #275 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #351 – Backgrounds/Create a Background
Happy Little Stampers: May Mixed Media Challenge
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog: #5 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Challenge Blog: #228 – Something Beginning with B (blue lace upper right corner)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1720 – Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge: May Challenge – Color Pink
Scrapper’s Delights: #66 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Encouragement
Tuesday Throwdown: #343 – Texture
Use Your Stuff: #264 – Metallics
Word Art Wednesday: #282/283 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #22 – Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, GKD Black Onyx cardstock and Innocent Pink cardstock scrap, Spectrum Aqua Watercolor cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Dream Big stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SN True Black, Memento Tuxedo Black marker; Brushos- Ultra Marine, Turquoise, Yellow, Orange, Brilliant Red
Accessories: Studio Charcoal Black acrylic paint, white Gesso, Sheena Douglas Distress Grid stencil, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Freckled Fawn Wood Chips Script Words, Stampin’ Up! Lace Doily, Paper Accents chipboard feather, seed beads from stash, Art C metal corners, Prima flower, blue lace from stash, K & Co. metal key, Hemptique Natural Bamboo cord
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will consider linking up a project in our challenge this month! You still have lots of time! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)
22 thoughts on “Dare To Dream The Impossible”
This is definately a gorgeous card! I love what you did for your background. We will miss you being a part of our team for sure Leslie :) x
Gorgeous card and fabulous textured background-I love the seed beads on the feather
So many wonderful details on your card! Thanks for joining in with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges!
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter, good luck!!! Amy DT
Ohhhhh I love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Angie DT for http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/…
This is absolutely amazing work. Great job. I love it.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
Oooh this is fabulous – I just love that background – why is it that when I do one of these backgrounds they end up looking like a muddy puddle – no need to answer ‘cos I think I know why – I can’t comprehend less is more!! LOL. Beautiful embellishments too. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar (Flowers) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT
WOW this is awesome Leslie … a work of art! Love your background and what wonderful inspiring words!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Encouragement’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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Love the texture of your background and the color choices. Eye candy :)! Thanks for joining us on the PIP challenge this week.
WOW! Lots of texture and things to admire! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
Great card! I love the colors…aren’t Brushos great? Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Making Memories Crafting. I like the use of the various embellishments, but especially the seed beads idea!
Simply stunning card Leslie!
Thank you for sharing with us over at “Making Memories Crafting”. Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.
Mary DT member for Making Memories Crafting…
Lovely card! hanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs this time good luck and hope to see you next time . Hugs Beatriz DT
this is a really incredible card
Great card. The background is fab.
Thanks for sharing at FabNFunky.
congrats on your Top 3 and two winners on this fabulous card-well deserved
Great background. Love your card
Thanks for joining us at Making Memories Crafting
Maria Pilar DT
Leslie, this is a gorgeous mixed media card. Thank you for entering into the Scrapper’s Delights “Anything Goes” Blog Challenge with the link http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/… and good luck in our challenge.
I love how this card turned out. The colors are great and all the little details.
Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
Good luck!! Michelle(DT)
Love the mixed media on your card! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge
This is a stunning creation of texture and encouragement, Leslie! Congratulations on the well-deserved Favorite recognition from HLS!! Hugs, Darnell