Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Let's Talk...well...kinda...

Hey!

Happy Tuesday! Well it's the first week back at work since our week off, I've just about lost my voice (much to my students' amusement!) and it already feels like I've never been away from the place! I'm officially on countdown now 'til those sweet summer holidays - 32 days and counting *wink*

Fortunately I did find some inky therapy time during my week off, I just didn't get a chance to share my stuff with you here at the same time. Good news is, I can do that now :)

First on my list of crafty endeavours was to play along with the current Embellish Challenge. It's been an age since I've played along with those challenges and I'm so happy I finally found the time to play this time around:


Mmmmm, grey. I nearly love that colour as much as green (nearly, not quite though *wink*) so grey, combined with the challenge to incorporate text had me inked up and ready to play:

Tip: don't have the right coloured cardstock? Simply colour in white cardstock with an alcohol marker to get your desired colour. I don't own any gorgeous grey cardstock (Soft Stone hardly counts - it's closer to white!) so simply coloured my originally white card grey.

Yes. I've finally found a use for two out of the thousands of eyelets I have stored away. Don't tell me you didn't fall victim to the whole eyelet craze: when you needed at least 100 eyelets of every colour and every size. I've got enough to last a lifetime! I think I might even start a campaign to get 'em back in the spotlight. I don't follow trends, I start 'em - Ha!

Have to giggle at the irony of sharing this card with you today seeing as talk is the last thing I can do. Maybe it should have said, "Let's Croak!" Well, as ironic as this card is, it's still kinda fitting for today because I wanna tell you something exciting (well, exciting for me!)...

...I'm so fortunate to be this week's featured artist on 'Inspired by...' Starting today until Friday, Jill Foster will share one of my creations on her blog and produce her own creation inspired by mine - pretty cool huh?! Go check it out, if not to see some of my stuff over there, to see her fabulous creations. Past featured artists include some of my stampy idols: Dawn McVey, Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner to mention a few. How on earth did I end up in such fabulous company?! Best act casual and play it cool....who am I kidding? I'm totally psyched about it! HUGE thanks to Jill for inviting me over!

OK that's enough babbling from me today! I'll be back on Thursday with a shiny new CASE study for ya. Until then, I'll be counting down more days until the summer hols and trying to find my voice. If you find it, could you send it in this direction please? :)

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{Let's Talk}
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style (Papertrey Ink)/Just Saying Hi (Clear Set - Hero Arts)
Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Ocean Tides, Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White, Vellum Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: White Eyelets (We R Memory Keepers)/Bling (Zva)/Promarkers (Letraset)

23 comments:

Katiejane said...

Wow, this is so stylish and the greys really look great here. I love the panelled look too, very smart.
I hope your throat gets better soon you poor thing! 32 days....31...30...
Katie xx

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

First things first - what a FAB-U-LOUS card, girl!! Clever layout + hip stamps = Chupa's heart a flutter!
Secondly - what FUN news about the spot on Jill's blog! I can NOT wait to see which cards she chose, and how she interpreted them! Wahoo!!
Lastly, I'm sorry about your voice! Ahem, from one mute chick to another... this too shall pass ;)
(in case you're wondering, I lost my voice due to cold. lol)

Lynn said...

Oh Aimes...I spotted you over on Jill's blog! Can't wait to see your cards and her take on your fabulous inspiration for the next several days! Way to go!

Hoping you're feeling better soon...adore the little squares on your card today...maybe we should have an eyelet swap? Or an award for the person with the most in their stash? I still have a drawer full that haven't been touched in years!

Jenny said...

oooo I love it, A fabulous CAS card :)
Jenny x

~amy~ said...

Such a wonderful card girlie...chuckled about your eyelet comment...yup, gotta ton of those too:)

Congrats on being featured on the Inspired by blog...that's sue-pah!

Rhonda said...

This is CUTE Aimes!! Congrats on the news. Hope your voice returns soon.

Jill said...

Love your card today! What a great take on the challenge!! Thanks for your sweet words, too. You have me smiling ear to ear! HUGS!

Maureen said...

you can make anything work!! LOVE it! And yes, I have a whole box of eyelets!! LOL And even shape ones!! I say bring them back too! Oh, I will have to head on over to Jill's site and check you out!! Fabulous news! And I'll love the little replay of your beautiful cards. I'm counting too...but I count by report cards!! LOL 22 and holding right now ;)

Lea L. said...

This is fabulous!! I love the clean design, and those texted blocks with the one phone...amazing!! Love how you've used the eyelets too!!

Sarah Martina said...

I'll tell you how you ended up in fabulous company - it's because you're FABULOUS! Congrats on your week of fun features! Jill is an utter sweetheart! And your card, as always, makes me want to jump up and down in delight... LOVE it! You made this challenge seem so easy, and it was so not easy (for me, lol!). So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous card, Aimes! Love the sketch and so clever colouring your white cardstock. Congrats on being featured over at Jill's blog - looking forward to the week! x

Lindsay said...

Such a fun card Aimes! I love that vellum strip and yes! I believe you can bring back eyelets!

Cristina said...

Yay! So glad you're back. And this card is AMAZING! I love every single little thing about it. Thanks for joining us at Embellish, sweets!

Arlene said...

Beautiful...love the clean lines and simplicity! Truly amazing card! :)

Karen B. said...

You ended with fabulous company because you are fabulous yourself! Congrats, what an exciting week for you. Great card, I think I've tossed most of my eyelets...

Sharron said...

Great sketch & awesome card! And how clever of you to create your own grey cs--would never have thought to do that! How exciting to be highlighted on Jill's blog. I wasn't familiar with her work until seeing this week's Case Study. And OMG, her blog is amazing. I even took time to view a video. I have added it to my reader and am super anxious to see which cards of yours she selects!

Peggysuez said...

You and those phones and typewriters, I think the phone company owes you a royalty every time you make a card! And so glad to see the use of eyelets, I have a zillion of them hanging around! So cute!

Kelly said...

Beautiful. I love the added gem.

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous Aimes!!! Love the blocked background! Into my CASE file on Pinterest this goes!!! Amazing inspiration!

Jen W. said...

Awesome card and great tip about colouring cardstock. I too have thousands of eyelets so please get going on kick starting their return to trendiness! :)

Congrats on your Inspired By feature - cool!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your Embellish shout out, and good to know someone's using eyelets, I too have a *cough* few...

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Congrats on being 'What's Hot' Aimes!! I loved this card as soon as I saw it before so I'm not at all surprised!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hey there Amy, I have been strolling through your amazing blog and noticed that there are no pictures on this blog post - they seem to have disappeared so just wanted to let you know :-)

I absolutely love your cards - you are a very talented artist!

Jocelyn x
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