Friday, June 25, 2010

Cre*ate...


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It's another Friday, which meant a long night of waiting and wondering whether or not I would make it to the next round of Gallery Idol 2010. The good news is that I am in the Top 5 Final Round! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me and left me such terrific comments. It's been a whirlwind ride and I'm so happy to be a part of something that has turned out to be an incredibly special experience.
So, in thinking about all the happy mojo that has been flowing among the talented papercrafters of the competition, I thought I would make a card celebrating what we do, and that is: create. Whether we are primarily card-makers or scrapbookers, we all make something with our hands to brighten someone's day or preserve a precious memory.
For today's card, I was inspired by the Tuesday Trigger over on Moxie Fab. The cute little halter top is bright and fun and a terrific color combination. I also used the sketch by the inimitable Margaret Moody from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. To get started, I die-cut flowers reminiscent of the blooms on the halter top, drew in the centers and stripes with glitter and metallic pens and then adhered them to some black card stock. Next, I cut strips of yellow and silver card stock and glued those to my base, adding a pretty ruffled red ribbon. I found the perfect sentiment for how I was feeling, something to "define" what it is we papercrafters do, which is to imagine, to inspire, and to put a little gift of ourselves into everything we create.

Join me on Monday, June 28 for my fifth and final card for Gallery Idol 2010. The theme for this round is an Inspired by photo challenge using this photo! Best of luck to the Top 5, who have are not only worthy competitors, but also my friends.

BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Define Your Life Stamp; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; SU Summer Sun, Real Red, and Whisper White Card Stock; Silver Metallic Card Stock (generic); Silver Metallic Pen (generic); Sakura Red and Clear Star Gelly Pens; SU Sizzix Birds & Blossoms Sizzlits; Big Shot; Black Brads (generic); Foam Tape HAPPY BEANS: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

22 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute card! Congrats on making the final round too! I'm so happy for you. Your Circus B-day card was 'over the top' fabulous. I'll be watching for your final creations and wish you all the best! Have a great weekend and may your creative juices flow.

Mary Fish said...

Phenomenal translation of the adorable dress. Love how you added a "flower" in your title. Sweet ribbon treatment, too. Hugs, M

LeAnne said...

Congrats so far, Regina! This is adorable...and I can see how you made it to the Top Five! Keep it up!

cheryl (clee') said...

Congrats on being in the TOP FIVE! I voted for your card. I can't wait to see what you come up with next :)

Angie Tieman said...

Super cute card and great job with that trigger!! Congrats on the top 5, your card was a real piece of artwork!

Ann Schach said...

Congrats, Regina! I will be rooting for you!Beautiful PPA card! Love the striking colors and the ruffle!

Julia Aston said...

Love the rippled ribbon and colorful flowers on this! congrats on making the final round - I'm off to check it out!

Patti MacLeith said...

Regina, I love how you were inspired by clothing! I do that a lot. I write down color combos wherever I see them in clothes, wall art, carpets, upholstery. It's so fun!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

I just found your blog through SCS and am amazed by all of the wonderful eye candy and inspiration here. Congrats on making Top 5!!

Linda Callahan said...

Fabulous ribbon and flowers on your PPA card - and Hooray for being in the top 5!

Card by Gina said...

Love, love, love this card. You nailed your inspiration photo and the sketch challenge! Perfect--as always!

Nina Dee said...

Congrats Regina! I knew you'd make it! Your cards are always top notch! So is this one! I love how you recreated the flowers. They look just like the ones on the dress! The ruffled ribbon is a great touch too! :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a beautiful card. I love how you nailed the inspiration photo, I just don't do those challenges. Love yours. A big congratulations!!! I knew you would do it. Can't wait to see the next one. Hugs,

Michele Gross said...

Very cool! Great flowers :) Congrats on Gallery idol, can't wait to see what you have for us to drool over on Monday :D

Stephanie said...

Love your PPA card - such beautiful colors and the ruffled ribbon is lovely! I am so thrilled for you that you made it into the Top 5 of the Gallery Idol!! IMHO your cards/creations are some of the very most imaginative and beautiful anywhere, and thus I am not surprised that you've achieved this spot. Good luck on the rest of the contest!!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Hi Regina,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog:)
I`m so glad that you did, because now I`ve found YOUR blog:) Love your work and your style!
Yvonne.

Karen B. said...

Well I can say that I've missed the emails floating around this weekend but I hope that you've had some for your inspiration photo! Looking forward to seeing what you create tomorrow. And this TT card is fantastic, love the black and yellow together.

Margaret Moody said...

Another fantastic creation, Regina! I just LOVE it! You captured the Tuesday Trigger photo perfectly! You're a master!

Diane said...

Wow you've captured the halter to a tee! Looks like you die cut the material.Great job.

Sylvia said...

Cute card, Regina! Good job with the trigger!

Cath said...

Hey Regina! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along!

...and good luck with Gallery Idol! :)

Tammy said...

You always make fantastic cards! I had fun with this challenge too! I love your take on the TT!