Sunday, August 14, 2016

You're My Star

Early this morning, I stopped by the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog.  I always love to see their inspiration photo and all the adorable samples made by their talented Design Team.  This week's inspiration is "Shine Bright Like a Diamond".  But as I told my blog friend and Cupcake Inspirations DT Member, Birgit, I don't own ANY diamond stamps or anything of the sort.  So I knew I would have to think WAY outside the box on this one.  I don't even have any stamps about diamonds or stars (or anything that sparkles...LOL).  SO....my sentiment is a series of Melissa Frances rub-ons that I pieced together to say "You're My Star & Inspiration".  That's the best I could do, folks!  This was their inspiration photo:
I used some super sweet Bo Bunny patterned papers that I inked and pieced together following a sketch layout from this week's challenge at Sketch Saturday (super cute).  Once I had all that laid out, I added a seam binding bow, and I made a make-shift "star" out of a Maya Road chipboard piece that I painted with acrylic paint and covered in ultra-fine glitter.  That's my "star"....LOL  I placed blue pearl accent stickers in the centers of the star and the bow.  I also added pink, white and blue sequins here and there to make it shine and sparkle even more.
It was fun taking on a challenge where I really had to challenge myself to find the elements I needed.  I love the soft blues, and all the soft sweet elements.  I hope the gals at Cupcake Inspirations can understand my interpretation of the challenge...LOL
I'm linking up in these challenges, and I know they'd all love to have everyone play along!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #371 - Shine Bright - See my explanation on my interpretation of this challenge in the paragraphs above.  SUPER FUN!!!

Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog - Challenge #425 - Follow the sketch, and it is SUPER cute!

Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #114 - Make Your Own Background - I made this background by piecing together several sweet patterned papers.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let's Go Wild - I'm entering this card because I'm "wild" about several things here....SSS and their challenges, sequins and seam binding, and making cards for fun challenges (to name a few).  I'm wild about card-making so I'm throwing my hat in the ring so to speak.

I really am grateful to have you visit my blog, and I thank you for the sweet comments you leave for me.  Have a great week of creativity and fun.  I am grateful for every comment and every visit, and I wish you all God's richest blessings.

Karen

13 comments:

  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  2. As always, I'm loving your beautiful card Karen! It sparkles and shines and will certainly bring a smile to someones face. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspirations challenge this week

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  3. How innovative you are Karen, to use the inspiration photo the way you have done, and so prettily.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Très joli, magnifiquement inspiré, biz

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  5. Lovely busy card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Kamila DT

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  6. This is super cute, Karen. I also played along in this challenge, and I would be SO thrilled if I finally won something. I wish you luck, too of course. Your cards are always so sweet. Stopping by your blog is how I usually learn about fun challenges.
    Sierra

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  7. This is so pretty Karen! I love all of the beautiful elements you added! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!

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  8. Well, I think you did a fabulous job with this challenge. : ) Everyone will find inspiration from a challenge in different ways. Your card is beautiful and I love how your "star" is so sparkly! I stopped by today because I wanted to thank you for the super sweet comment you left on my blog this week. You really made my day!

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  9. I like how you combined such a lovely papers for your background. Great work! Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Keti (DT)

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  10. Your card is gorgeous; the sentiment is guaranteed to make the recipient feel incredibly special and deeply loved! Thank you for sharing your artistry in the Cupcake Inspirations "Shine Bright" challenge!
    ~carol

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  11. Nice work on challenging yourself. I seem to always like my designs best when I really have to work for it, instead of having the supplies at hand. I am really adoring this design. And I am so digging how you incorporated the ‘Shine Bright’ theme this week. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

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  12. Oh just love the colors! This is beautiful! So glad you were inspired to join Cupcake Inspirations Shine Bright challenge!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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