What Did I Create This Week?
Happy WOYWW, dear friends! It’s hard to believe that November is upon us – but with it comes the arrival of one of my favorite creative challenges of the year – Art Every Day Month at Creative Every Day!
During the month of November, artist Leah Piken Kolidas invites creative bloggers to participate in the daily ritual of creating something every day. Of course, if that schedule is a little much for you, you can join in as you are able. Be sure to visit her blog for the full details, and to meet some of the awesome bloggers who are joining in her challenge this month!
One of my favorite items to work with in my craft room is transparencies. I often forget about them because they are tucked out of sight, but when I come across them, they are such a joy to play with!
I like transparencies for several reasons. First, they allow you to add layers to your cards and scrapbook layouts without adding a lot of bulk. Second, they allow you to add designs, quotes, and splashes of colors – depending on the transparency you are working with – without adding a lot of mess or fuss.
Transparencies add a crisp, clean touch to your projects that few other products can match!
The trick, of course, is how to attach your transparency without making a big, gluey mess!
I frequently use invisible tape applied sparingly and strategically when working with transparencies but for this project, I simply used two brads, color-coordinated to match the autumn-inspired color-blocking theme that is also prevalent in this card.
The white monogram catches your eye and symbolizes both family and friendship…
The flower adds a pretty feminine touch to what otherwise is a neutral to masculine designed card…
The button in the upper corner adds an extra splash of color and a bit of eye-pleasing balance!
What have you created this week? Be sure to share your creations with us at:
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For more inspiration, check out the Creative Art Challenges at the end of this post!
What Are The Crafty Coons Up To This Week?
The Crafty Coons love to help me craft – but every now and then, they fall asleep on the job!
To find out who spent the day napping, visit us at Wordless Wednesday – and if you have any crafty helpers, be sure to share a photo with us!
Creative Art Challenges
Are you ready to jump-start your creativity? Here’s this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges to inspire you (now organized by THEME)!
- Cheerful Stamp Pad #98 – Anything Goes / Fall Colors
- Dazzling Diva Challenge 49
- Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 285
- Hiding In My Craftroom #172 – Fall Colors
- PDE Linky Party – Autumn Colors
- Scrappy Hands 25 – Autumn Colors
- The Stamping Boutique – Fall Colors
- Sketchy Colors #232 – Green, Beige, Brown
- Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog – Fall/Autumn Colors
- Tuesday Taggers – Colors Of Autumn Challenge
What types of design elements and embellishments will you incorporate? These challenges help you determine which items to use on your project!
- Crafty Creations Challenges #275 – Brads, Buttons Or Bows
- Simply Create Too #73 – Shop In Your Craft Room
These challenges encourage you to incorporate different techniques into your project!
Theme & Sentiment Challenges
These challenges help you decide the theme of your card.
Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges
- 4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
- 613 Avenue Create #96 – Anything Goes
- Artistic Inspirations Challenges #116 – Anything Goes
- Brown Sugar #118 – Anything Goes
- Challenge Up Your Life #1 – Anything Goes
- Crafts Galore Encore Challenges – Anything Goes
- D.L. Art November Challenge – Anything Goes
- Imagination Crafts – November Challenge
- Loves Rubber Stamps #125 – Anything Goes
- Mema’s Crafts November Challenge – Anything Goes
- My Craft Creations – 10/27 to 11/8 – Anything Goes
- Not Just Cards Challenges #5 – Anything Goes
- Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
- Party Time Tuesdays 188 – Anything Goes Challenge
- Scribble & Scrap Challenge 30 – Anything Goes
- Sentimental Sundays #231 – Anything Goes
- Simon Says Wednesday Challenge #9 – Anything Goes
- Sister Act Card Challenge #81 – Anything Goes
- Through The Craftroom Door Nov 4 – 10 – Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday 157 – Anything Goes
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Love this!! The CAS design is so crisp and clean…thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo
Beautiful light shades of autumn and great use of the flower
Thank you for joining is at Try it on Tuesday
Love Chrissie x
Nice clean card. Love the colors and the sentiment is so right! Thanks for playing along with Mema’s Crafts November’s challenge.
Lovely card and have to agree, the transparancy is definitely a good way to go to add layers without adding bulk and with the cost of post for cards being what it is,,,, anything that keeps that to a minimum is a good idea in my book! Annette #4
Same here, I dont remember i have it too. Your design looks great with them
Great card! happy WOYWW Helen 3
Your card is really cute. #8
Very pretty card! Happy WOYWW, Chris # 7
so sweet and clean&simple this card. Thank you for joining us at challenge p your life.
What a wonderful card! I love everything about it and the fact that it is very mailable (Is that a word?) is a plus! Happy WOYWW!
Like the simplicity of the card. I don’t use a lot of transparencies as I was never sure how to adhere them. Never thought of using brads! Thank you for all the wonderful links. I joined Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog for the first time!
Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
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Happy WOYWW, Joy. The transparency overlay is a great idea, your card is lovely. Cheers RobynO#39
Very pretty card and lovely sentiment – Anita woyww #42
Another beautiful card. It beats me how you think the designs up!
I don’t think I’ve ever used a transparency on my cards, but I love your idea and your resulting card. Must go look in my stash to see if I have anything that would work…….Thanks for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!
Smiles from Kari 🙂
What a lovely idea to add the flower to the ‘Family is the best kind of friend’ card. I have those cards too in a kit that i bought donkeys years a go but I’ve never used it as it was a bit bland. It needed ‘something’. You have added the perfect ‘something’.
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
Have a good week.
I love this design! Cute embellies. Thanks so much for playing along in our “Anything Goes” challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope you play along with us again soon.
Love the colorblocking!
Love your new card. Nice sentiment. Love that kitty too!
I love the transparency and the color blocks. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore DT Call and Anything Goes
Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 98, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon x
Lovely CAS card. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations Fall theme! Nance, Sweetie DT
Love the graphic nature of your card! So glad you were inspired by our Fall theme at Cupcake Inspirations!
P.S. What a beautiful kitty!
Thanks Debbie – look forward to joining you again!
Lovely card with wonderful colors!
Thanks for joining the challange atCard and Scrap 🙂
Siri – DT
Beautiful…love the colors you selected! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop! Please stop by and register to win the sweater from Foxcroft…look in my sidebar.
Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share your beautiful art with us this week, and please join us again soon I appreciate your participation.
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I’m SO incredibly grateful to have you stop by and share your beautiful art with us this week,
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Lovely card. Great sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT
This is lovely. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
The idea for transparency sheet is really very good. And the design of your card too.
Thank you for joining us over at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Kati DT
Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!
What a neat card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you play along with us again soon!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our ‘Autumn/Fall’ challenge.
Helen P (DT) x
Fabulous, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!
Thank you for stopping by Mema’s Crafts and for taking time to play in our monthly challenge where two winners are selected each month. Good luck.
What a lovely card. Great job.
Hello again! Great to see you at AEDM. 🙂 I only scrapbook during November so I re-find all my stash for each AEDM. 😉
The card is great, and it’s true family is the best kind of friend.
Lovely card and love the quote.
Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.
I like your thought process. Using the four rectangles is very eye catching!
Thanks for playing with us @ Party Time Tuesdays.
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Love the CAS design. Great use of the flower. Thank you for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina
That shine adds such a nice touch. Glad we inspired you to shop your stash a bit. Thanks for playing at Simply Create Too!
What a wonderful card! It’s a clean and simple beauty! Thanks for joining our at Challenge up your life and good luck!
Thank you Jessa!
this is awesome! beautiful make. Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts this month! Hugs rachel xx
LOVELY CARD! thanks for sharing on Craft and Smash!!!
very very nice 😀 Thanks for sharing with Crafts and smash 😀