Dare To Dream The Impossible

** 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

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! ;)


Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

22 thoughts on “Dare To Dream The Impossible”

  1. So many wonderful details on your card! Thanks for joining in with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges!


  2. 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


  3. Love the texture of your background and the color choices. Eye candy :)! Thanks for joining us on the PIP challenge this week.


  4. 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!


  5. Lovely card! hanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs this time good luck and hope to see you next time . Hugs Beatriz DT


  6. 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)


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