Monday, 11 July 2011

Don't delay and vote - TODAY!

Hey!

Happy Monday! Monday here marks D-Day - the day of the next round of Gallery Idol 2011 (eek! I still cannot believe that I am there! Pinch me!)


So this round's challenge was to use handmade Embellishments. I admit I did freak a little when I saw that...anyone who knows me knows that I have a love/hate relationship with Machiney (my sewing machine) and that fabric isn't my best medium to work with.

But as I was spending the day at work trying to come up with an idea, it struck me - it didn't have to involve Machiney or fabric at all (no hard feelings, Machiney - but this is too bigger deal for you to have a temper tantrum over! LOL!) I just had to think of something I could happily work with to create into an embellishment. I was sat at a table at work which had a tub of pencil crayons on it and it hit me. EUREKA! Yup - pencil crayons look so pretty altogether; a complete kaleidoscope of colours. Surely I could make an embellishment outta them.

So I got busy and administered minor surgery on my own stash of pencil crayons to come up with this as my entry:

You Color My World

Now I've no idea if this is good enough for Gallery Idol 2011 but I do know that I'm happy with it. Not only hitting the on trend style of rainbows, but also giving the sentiment a truly literal interpretation (yup, you literally colour my world with pencil crayons LOL!) To add a bit more 'oomph!' to my card I de-bossed it with the linen impression plate to give it a canvas look - again tying in with the arty/pencil crayon theme.

Voting for the next round is open NOW! The top 15 creations out of the 20 move through to the next round. So here comes the shameless, begging, grovelling and plugging part...ha! Not really, don't worry - I'm not too comfortable doing that! But honestly, I urge you to check out the other 19 awesome creations and vote for your favourite; if this card just so happened to be your favourite, then obviously vote for it *wink*. You've got until Thursday 12pm EST to cast your vote so don't delay and vote today! BTW you only get one vote per round so make it count!

In fact, I'm about to pop over there myself and take a good nosy for a mojo boost :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your continued sweet words of support

Catch ya later







Card Deets
{You Color my World}
Stamps: Sentiment - Tiny Treats: Valentine (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft)/Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Clear Gems (Hero Arts)/Fine line black pen (Letraset)/Pencil Crayons (Craft Supply)

35 comments:

inksandthinks said...

Voted and only wish I could vote for you more than once!!!

paperella said...

Aimes, this is freaking brilliant!!! And the best part is that no crayons were harmed, lol! You're leaving the European crafters pavillion really high ;)

Tanya said...

I love it, so clever!

Nerina said...

Just BRILLIANT! So very clever Aimes - I really do love it!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So amazing! I love anything in rainbow order, and this is no exception. The pencils, the simplicity, the sentiment- I love it!

Good luck! :)

Stephanie said...

My vote has been cast x

Amy said...

You already know what I think of this card..........AWESOME!! So darn creative you are!! Good Luck Aimes!

Huguenot Girl said...

Trust you to think outside the box (of crayons.... LOL!) So imaginative - love it! My vote has been cast! Good luck! Nicole x

Karen said...

Another winner in my book!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is so fantastic!!! Love the pencil ends and the canvas background is genius!! Good luck!

Cristina said...

Hello, white space! So happy to have you as my CAS buddy in this! Fab idea with the colored pencils, and I love the black base!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Aimes, I love this! So original! Good luck on this round. Really hope you go to the next one. :)

Jenny said...

What a fantastic idea, love the chopped pencils. You ladies are just amazing...well that's why you were picked :)
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

CAS perfection, I love your little attention to details that make up one fantastic card!

Lynn said...

Aimes...fab design! Love, love, love it!

Andrea M said...

Oh my Aimes!!! The colored pencils are a serious stroke of GENIUS!!! The best part of this competition is seeing the FABULOUS creative talent and, girl, you got it!!!! LOVE THIS x 10!!! Go, Aimes, GO!!! Best of luck girlie!!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Brilliant! I love your super cute idea. CAS and true to your style too. Good Luck girl!

Sue Ann said...

Never mind about me ........ I totally love this BUT my husband thought this was PERFECT with the colors and the sentiment and then when I pointed out the canvas texture ......... he was totally digging it!! He is a nice german boy so you know they love engineering and he fact that your pencils were cut all the same got him in the sweet spot!!! FANTASTIC CARD and totally out of the box idea!!!

Sharron said...

Wow, so very creative--LOVE it! I voted but forgot to leave you a note there. Best of luck in the competition--looks like a definite winner to me. By the way, love your new photo!

Monica K. said...

Yay, good luck, Aimes!! Super fun card, love the colored pencils and the textured cardstock! Very cool card!

Terri said...

Very cool. I hope you make it to the next round.

Meg said...

You certainly have a way with office supplies, girlie! This is beyond clever and I love the awesome clean and graphic look. Good luck!

Danielle said...

LOVE this! Fabulous!

Elena said...

I voted for you! I think my jaw literally dropped open a bit when I saw this creation - amazing job!

bosenberries said...

Super clever card.. love it!!!
Robin

Jaclyn Miller said...

I LOVE that you used pencil crayons for your card - I bet that took some time to do surgery on. This is so creative and CAS perfection!

jodpea said...

I'm not registered so I cant vote but I wanted to say how much I love this card!

Ruby said...

Wow, what a stunning card, such a simple idea, but beautifully executed! Well done on being picked and good luck!!! So pleased to have found your blog too, how come I've never been here before!! Great to see someone from the UK in the top 20!

Peggysuez said...

So creative!

Valerie said...

So clever and perfectly executed!! Love this card - good luck Aimes!

Diane Jaquay said...

What an incredibly CREATIVE card this is, Aimes! Good luck with the contest :)

hannelie said...

You so got my vote!!! And your newest follower! You go girl!

Karen said...

Congrats on the Final 15!!! Can't wait to see your next entry!

cheryl (clee') said...

I extremely your colored pencil card. Sheer genius, if you ask me! Can't wait to see what you do next!

Andrea said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. Congrats on making the 15 and good luck for the next round. I am going now to have a good look around your blog. Thanks for sharing

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