Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ATSM #83 - HOLIDAY

We are back with another amazing challenge this week at Addicted to stamps and more... HOLIDAY which opens up a wide range of ideas, from projects for any festive holiday or for some holiday destinations or whatever comes to your mind when you think about holiday... There are numerous possibilities. We also have a new and very talented Guest Designer Cathy of Cathy's Card Spot, joining us this week with a very beautiful card :) What I like about her creations is that they are very beautiful and elegant. Now to my DT card, I went with the Christmas theme for my Holiday card...
To make this card, I was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #64 this week, the beautiful photo inspiration of ornaments at Festive Friday #25 and by the grid challenge choice of (pearls, metal and diecut) at Inkspirational #50 - Designer's Choice. To make this card, I first die cut 3 circles using my sizzix dies, then I heat embossed these with various stamps (Inkadinakdoo mini flourish, Stamping up- Fresh vintage - cling stamp and CAS-ual Friday's Ziga & zags) using Versamark ink and opaque embossing power from Whisper.Then I inked these up with Distress Barn door ink. I also added red glitter on each of these. On my card base, I scored the lines in the center (using Martha Stewart score board) to match up the photo inspiration, hand drew and fuzzy cut that twig. Then I adhered all the elements on the card base, I used pearls to depict the string for the ornaments. Sentiment (from Tidbits JOY-nailing set) was stamped and fuzzy cut and adhered with foam dots on card base.
  

There is a lot more lovely inspiration from the DT, Please visit our challenge blog here. The winner will receive a wonderful prize from our sponsor this week StampArt Design by Kathryne. Take a peek at their store here

I am excited to see what you will come up with ....


I have another card, this one made for a few challenges :) To make this card, I adhered a yellow stripes pattern paper (from DCWV Basics stack) cut to size on the card base, The cityscape is hand drawn n fuzzy cut and adhered on black card stock using foam dots. The mouse on the hot air balloon (from Penny Black - Hugs set) was stamped, fuzzy cut and colored. Finally, I stamped the stars (from Tid bits Christmas cling set) using Archival ink. Sentiment is from Martha Stewart and finishing touches are added by adding glossy accents.
The challenges are -
1. Retrosketches #102
2. Dynamic Duos #90 - Yellow n Black
3. The Paper Players #183 - Use stars in a CAS creation
4. Just Add Ink #202 - Use Stripes
  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment :)



47 comments:

  1. Your turning into the Challenge Queen! Fun, fun cards -- love the falling stars card - very cute!

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  2. These are both so wonderful. Thank you so much, also, for all the love you have been leaving on my blog. You such a talented artist, and a real sweetheart, too.

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  3. Both are fabulous as always!!
    Love the scoring on that first one and those beautiful bright red ornaments.
    Two wonderful cards.
    Lynn

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  4. Hi Deepti.. Love them both... Your first card looks similar to the card I made last night. I haven't shared it yet, you'll know what I mean when you see it! :) Beautiful ornaments... :)

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  5. Two fun cards, Deepti! I love the collage look of the first one (those scored stripes give a fab background!) and I really want to try this retrosketches sketch -what a fun layout! xx

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  6. Oh my, you've been a busy girl! I love how you embossed your ornaments on your first card, Deepti! You did an amazing job on your very first try!!! I also love your embossed lines and how you added pearls to hang the ornaments...such an elegant choice!
    Your 2nd card is absolutely adorable! Your city scape is so clever and the mouse in the hot air balloon is too cute! I love how he's tossing stars from the sky, too...so whimsical and sweet! Such pretty striped papers, too! As always, both cards are amazing, my friend!

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  7. Two stunning cards Deepti - I love them both - hugs xx

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  8. Both your cards are fabulous Deepti. I love love love the elegance of those red shimmery baubles!

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  9. Your christmas card is SO festive. I love the metal component of the card! I love everything about it! xx

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  10. Two wonderful cards, so much attention to detail. Look forward to you guesting at STAMPlorations!

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  11. wonderful cards Deepti, I do love the scored lines on the Xmas card and how they match the photo-very clever! Thanks for joining us at Ink also x

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  12. Love how you balanced your night scene with the great yellow stripey DSP Deepti - it looks great! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  13. Gorgeous cards Deepti! I so in love with your Holiday card....makes me wish it was December again :) Love it!

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  14. Deepti, what an adorable card! I love how the balloon is above the card base. Love those stars, too. Thanks for joining Dynamic Duos this week!

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  15. Loving the striped background Deepti, and your clever use of the stars as they draw your eye up to the artwork. Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

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  16. Stunning Christmas card, Deepti! I love all the little details and elements, beautiful. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog xx

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  17. Love, love your beautiful red ornaments hanging by pearls off the branch Deepti!

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  18. PS Congrats on your win at ColourMe! x

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  19. Deepti, this is so cute! I love the sprinkling of stars outside of the night sky. Very creative. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!

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  20. I like how your little stars pop on that striped paper. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

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  21. These are lovely cards, Deepti. I love the layout of the second card, and am so glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  22. These are awesome, Deepti! I love all the little details on your first card - the embossed lines, the pearls, the little trumpet - all so sweet! And the little mouse on the second card is beyond adorable. Love the falling stars and the shine on the balloon! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  23. I always love reading the details of how you make your cards, Deepti. You are so talented! I love all of the layers on your Christmas card. The ornaments look awesome hanging from the white branch!

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  24. What pretty cards! Love the ornaments hanging from the white branch! So amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

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  25. Great cards. I really like the falling stars card. Love your cards!

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  26. I think the red baubles are so elegant, they just pop off the card! Super combination of challenges too!

    And the falling stars card - lovely!

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  27. Wonderful cards as always - I love all the different elements you've incorporated to make your Festive Friday card - thanks so much for joining us!

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  28. Hi Deepti. Two beautiful card. Love the embossed background and the falling stars. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

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  29. Two fab cards Deepti,I can't choose which I like best as both are so gorgeous :) Viv xx

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  30. Two wonderful cards, Deepti. Love the scoring behind your beautiful elements on your first card! And those "tossed" stars...just brilliant! Great cards. Bev

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  31. Great cards! I especially love the first one you made for the sketch!

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  32. Oh my goodness, that little mouse tossing down the stars is adorable! What a clever idea and great way to use the challenge colors, sketch and theme! Thanks for playing with my starry challenge this week!

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  33. wow... your cards are fabulous, deepti... but then again they always are!!

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  34. Goodness what a fun card! SO many super cute elements :) The wee trumpet rocks!

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  35. Such a fun card! I LOVE the falling stars!

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  36. Lovely christmas card, Deepti. Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch and hope to see you again.

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  37. What a pretty Christmas card, Deepti! I love how you used the branch to hang the ornaments from. (Your stars card is just darling, too!). Thanks for playing along with us at Festive Friday!

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  38. Hi Deepti - you continue to impress and inspire me. Those ornaments are just fabulous - really fabulous! Terrific card in every way. Hugs D

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  39. It is always a treat to visit your blog Deepti. Your cards are always so unique and creative. Fabulous!! Hope you are well.
    Flo x

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  40. This is so pretty, Deepti! LOVE the dimension and your beautiful ornaments! Thanks so much for adding this to the Festive Friday inspiration!!!

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  41. A classy CAS card Deepti. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational. Meighan DT

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  42. Deepti, I don't know how you knew this was my favorite card of yours, I have no idea how you knew...Are you a mind reader???? I don't see my message of how I LOVE IT...Now it is MINE, all mine....YAY, I am over the MOON, seriously!!! Thanks, thanks thanks thanks thanks hugs/hugs/hugs!! THANKS THANKS HUGS, thanks!!!!

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