Sunday, July 20, 2014

Anything Goes with Rainbows, Dots, and a Sketch

Hello!  I know I apologize every time I start a post these days about the length of time between  posts, but unfortunately there isn't a whole lot I can do about it at the moment.  When I named my blog Occasional Crafting I did it for a reason.  I'm grateful for the chances I do get to create, though, and the things that keep me from having time to craft are some of my greatest blessings, so I can't complain. :) I was inspired by a whole slew of challenges when I made this card:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Spots and Dots (optional: Paper Smooches products)
When I watched Papertrey's Make It Monday  video I took Dawn's comment about being able to use basically any stamp to create a rainbow medallion literally...hence the leaves.  My stamped medallion wasn't quite centered, so I trimmed the whole thing out, but I like the dimension it added.  I did plan to use lighter pinks and turquoises more similar to the Curtain Call inspiration photo, but as I was choosing my rainbow of colors the deeper tones looked better to me.  And I do feel a little bad that the CAS element was lost a bit as I created my card, but hopefully you can still see how CTS #85 inspired my layout.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!  We're in for a busy week, but I'm hoping now that we're home I'll be able to squeeze a little crafting time in.  I hope you all are well and having a happy weekend!
Supplies
Stamps: PTI (Bountiful Banners, Turning a New Leaf); Paper Smooches (Chit Chat)
Ink: PTI (New Leaf, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Topical Teal, True Black); SU! (Summer Sun); Versamark
Paper: PTI (Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White); MME (polka dot)
Dies: Lil' Inkers (Stitched Rectangles); PTI (Bountiful Banners)
Other: PPP (sparkling clear sequins); SU! (white embossing powder); rhinestones

26 comments:

  1. Lindsey, jaw dropping! I love how you were inspired. The rainbow of colors is gorgeous.

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  2. Oh Lindsey. Love the leafy die cuts as your rainbow, sweet sentiment medallion and the angles of your PP ~ your card is fabulous!

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  3. Very sweet, Lindsey! I LOVE the kaleidoscope of leaves, and the way they simply pop against your bright pink and sweet polka dots! This is a great card. Just love it! Bev

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  4. Love this so much! The rainbow of leaves is so fun!

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  5. Your card made me say Wow! Very pretty!

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  6. Oh, what a fabulous card, Lindsey! Super fun take on the sketch!

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  7. Wonderfully done! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

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  8. This is absolutely stunning, Lindsey! I love it! I think I, too, am going to have to change the name of my blog to VERY, VERY occasional crafting.... I totally get where you're coming from. We love to craft when time permits, but it seems to permit so little time!!! Just blog when you can, but try not to let it stress you out. Hugs!

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  9. Oh I LOVE this. Awesome rainbow colors.

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  10. Welcome home, Lindsey! I adore how you've interpreted the medallion technique with your colorful leaves! I also love the layout, awesome banner, and dotty paper!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. wow this is fabulous! There is nothing like rainbow colors to just cheer one up!

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  12. Awesome design, Lindsey! Love the rainbow effect using leaves and I adore that you chose bright colors!

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  13. Really like how you used that great Make it Monday technique...I watched the video didn't get around to making a card yet using the tecnique...but I really like the rainbow look on cards, and you sure knew what stamp to use and your colors are perfect!

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  14. So pretty, Lindsey! Love how your rainbow medallion turned out, and that you managed to use the sketch, too!

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  15. Hi Lindsey! Happy to see you back and with a show stopper! Oh my gosh and WOW! You win the prize for best MIM . So very creative and well thought out. Love the colorful diecut leaves.
    Welcome home,hope it was a wonderful trip after the not so good start.

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  16. Fabulous, Lindsey!! Love the burst of colorful leaves, and the background papers ground your card so beautifully!!

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  17. SUCH a pretty card. Anything rainbow-ish always seems to catch my eye.

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  18. Lovely to see you back, Lindsey ... and with such a stunning card! Gorgeous bouquet of rainbow leaves, so beautifully set against the angled panels ... sooo fabulous! Anita :)

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  19. This is wonderful. I love those leaves in the bright and bold colors, and I can totally see the sketch, too.

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  20. Gorgeous card Lindsey, so pretty & cheerful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  21. Wow what a beautiful card. I absolutely love it!!

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  22. Awesome layers, and awesome colors on your dies. Really, really sweet!!

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  23. rainbow is always soooo eye catching.....love this. thanks for playing with curtain call.

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  24. Great colour combi. Love your card. Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch.

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  25. Popping back to congratulate you for the recognition as Showstopper at The Curtain Call, Lindsey! Yippie!! Hugs, Darnell

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