Sunday, December 1, 2013

Paper Sweeties December Inspiration Challenge #14

Happy Sunday morning, all! Being that today is the first day of December...the Paper Sweeties' have gathered together to provide you some inspiration to last all month long! This month's inspiration will be in the form of a blog hop. We're using the picture posted below as our color inspiration and this is what I've done with it using some Graphic 45 'A Ladies' Diary' collection and Paper Sweeties' 'You Make Me Smile' set:

I sponged all of the edges and added flowers from just about every color on the palette below. When making flower 'arrangements' on a card, I like to start with one large focal point and then build down from around it. So then I added medium sized flowers and finally small flowers and pointy accents. That way your eye is first drawn to the center and then is lead around it. 

Here's our inspiration palette:

Paper Sweeties hosts monthly challenges on their blog! Each month on the 1st we will have a brand new inspiration for you to play along with. You can enter as many times as you wish throughout the month — the more times you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create, share and win:

1. CREATE a card or project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies! You’ll get an extra vote if you use ANYTHING from the Paper Sweeties Shop!! Use the graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our photo inspiration spark your creativity!

2. POST a DIRECT LINK to your project in their Inlinkz gallery — please use the URL to your actual project post (not your entire blog) so we can easily find your creation. You do not need to have a blog to enter — you can use any online gallery such as Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook or Splitcoast Stampers(keyword papersweeties)! You can pin your Paper Sweeties creations directly to our Friends of Paper Sweeties Pinterest Boardcontact  Debbie for an invitation to contribute!

3. LINK back to the blog post so your readers can easily find us!

Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish — the more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge will be revealed on the 1st of each month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge will be announced on the 1st of each new month, will win a $20 gift certificate to the boutique and will be invited to Guest Design with the Sweeties next month!
Blog Hop List:

Stamps: You Make Me Smile (Paper Sweeties' Stamps)
Paper: A Ladies' Diary (Graphic 45), Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Fabric and paper flowers, tulle accents, ribbon, dauber, Bisque Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. This is so lovely! Gorgeous flowers!

  2. You always have the prettiest flowers! Beautiful Andrea!

  3. Just gorgeous! Beautiful design and wonderful cluster of lovely flowers!

  4. This is so pretty. I love cards like this. The flowers are awesome and arranged great. Thanks for allowing me to be the GDT member for December! --Gail

  5. What an absolute beauty, Andrea :)

  6. Hi Andrea, just have to say the beautiful arrangement, the bouquet, all work to perfection on your card. Your photo is exquisite!


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