Card Of The Week: Swirls & Pearls – Thinking Of You
Happy August to you, dear friends! What’s on your desk this week? What were you inspired to create?
This week, I was in the mood to dig deep and incorporate a once loved, but long forgotten craft item into my Card Of The Week, so I dug and delved until I came across a bag filled with intricate whirls and swirls of bare, die cut chipboard!
I thought a piece of chipboard would be the perfect element to design this week’s card around!
I used to paint my chipboard but – since I’m currently out of acrylic paint – opted to color it with Colorbox Pigment Ink instead, which turned out beautifully!
Because we’re in the midst of those lazy hazy crazy days of summer, I thought I would choose colors and elements that reminded me of summer!
I used the chipboard as a flower stem – but the swirls also remind me of ocean waves (hence, the choice of “Ocean” as one of the card’s primary colors!)
The swirls in the Thinking Of You sentiment from Close To My Heart complement the design element and make the card perfect for just about any occasion!
The pretty pink layered flowers from K & Company add a touch of the summer garden to the card and, color-wise, add a pretty feminine complement to the card.
Finishing touches include distressing and lots of pretty rhinestones and pearls (the cascading ones are my favorite!)
Now it’s your turn to share your creations with us! What have you created or acquired this week? Whether you’re showing off your desk, sharing your latest acquisitions, or spotlighting your latest creation – be sure to share it with our creative community at our weekly parties as well!
Have an inspiring week and thanks for stopping by!
Creative Art Challenges
Need to jump-start your creativity? Wondering what inspired me this week? Check out this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges! They are organized alphabetically under Theme or Anything Goes!
- Always Something Creative #104 – CAS
- Bunny Zoe’s Crafts July Challenge – Summer Breeze (Summer Flowers & Colors)
- Cards And More Challenge #138 – Summer Fun
- Card Mania Challenges #71 – Anniversary
- CCI Digi Creations #30 – Pretty In Pink
- Crafting For All Seasons #107 – Beautiful And Bright
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Aug 2015 (Patterned Paper On Flowers
- Deep Ocean Challenge #109 – Summer Fun
- Dies R Us Challenge #31 – Summertime Fun
- Digi Choosday #31 – Embellish It
- DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #161– Summertime (Summer Flowers & Colors)
- Paper Creators Challenge 41 – Dies or Punches
- Penny Black August Challenge – Summer Flowers
- Pink Saturday
- Stamp And Create August Challenge – One For The Girls
- Sweet Stamps #223 – Summer
- The Paper Girls Challenge #85 – Large Letters
- The Paper Shelter #213 – Punches And Dies
- The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Summer Heat
- Whoopsi Daisy – Make It Girly Challenge
Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges
- 2 Creative Chicks Showcase #1 – Anything Goes
- 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes Challenge #135
- Allsorts #322 – Pearls And Gems
- Art By Mirian Challenge #37 – Anything Goes
- Artistic Inspirations #137 – Anything Goes
- Card And Scrap Challenge #101 – Anything Goes
- Clear It Out – Anything Goes
- Craft It Up & Link It Up – Keeping Cool Party
- Crafting From The Heart Challenge 71 – Anything Goes
- Crafting With An Attitude #5 – Anything Goes
- Crafting With Friends Challenge 3 – Anything Goes
- Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #R237 – Anything Goes
- Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – Anything Goes In August
- Craft Your Passion Challenges #273 – Almost Anything Goes
- Creative Craft Challenge #44 – Anything Goes
- Creative Every Day – Anything Goes
- Creative Fingers Challenge #88 – Almost Anything Goes
- Creative Moments – Anything Goes
- Digi Stamps 4 Joy #115 – Anything Goes
- DL Art August Linky Challenge
- Fantasy Stampers #42 – Lots Of Layers
- Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #148 – Anything Goes
- Images By CW – Saturday Linky Party
- Inspiration Destination #45 – Anything Goes
- Jo’s Scrap Shack #99 – Anything Goes
- Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge #15 – Anything Goes
- Not Just Cards Challenges #23 – August Anything Goes
- Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
- PDE Linky Party – Anything Goes
- Petal Lu Challenge – Anything Goes
- Retarte #57 – Anything Goes
- Scrapper’s Delight #47 August Challenge – Anything Goes
- Simply Create Too #91 – Anything Goes
- Simply Papercrafts Challenge 10 – Anything Goes
- Sister Act – Challenge 117
- Sisters Of Craft – August Anything Goes Challenge
- Stamping Sensations – Anything Goes With A Stamp And A Die
- That Craft Place – Mixed Media Anything Goes
- The Cheerful Stamp Pad #117 – Anything Goes
- Through The Craftroom Door – Aug 4-10 – Anything Goes
- Wonderful Wednesday – Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday 195 – Anything Goes
- Your Scrapbook Place August Challenge – Anything Goes
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