Saturday, May 10, 2014

Going to Give it a Shot...

You all must know by now that it's time for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine's 2014 Gallery Idol. Last year, I submitted three cards, but none of them were what I would now call 'good enough.' This one passes my latest 'muster' test. Not quite clean and simple, but still enough white space. It started out as a completely different design, but as I got going on it, the whole card changed. Won't get into it here, because I still have hopes that the idea will come to fruition. Ya just never know....


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The first round is an 'open round,' and is open for entries until May 19th. They're calling for us to use Washi tape, or fabric tape. Pretty easy, as I'm certain that we all have more than enough in our stashes! I'm hoping that you all will want to join in the fun too! Went with a 4.5 x 4.5" square card. In my mind, any larger and the white space would have been a smidgen overwhelming.  





I pulled out my stash of Washi, and after sticking up a boatload of scraps, I went with these three colors. Yep, all of the images have been done in Washi tape using all LF stamps and dies. Soooo EZPZ! I laid down the tan polka dotted Bella Blvd. on a long skinny scrap, and ran it through my Sizzix with the branch die from the Season's Tweetings set. Then I used the green Washi, also from Bella Blvd., and the same set to die cut the leaves. Some red polka dot Somitape for the birds, which were stamped first with SU ink on the white panel, then I stamped them with StazOn black onto the Somitape. The birds are from the A Birdie Told Me set.A little fussy cutting, a little gluing, and a stamped sentiment from the Flying By set, and done! The card base is Gina K. kraft, and the white panel is from Neenah. 

A couple of other things while I'm waiting for my super-duper sil to come over and shut off the water supply for our BURST water heater. Yes, water is pouring into the floor drain, and I couldn't manipulate the valve...What else today?????

First, new grandson was born yesterday! Sean Patrick @ 7.13 lbs, and 21" long. Healthy, and sweet, and everyone is delighted!!

Second, this card, made in March for Maria's birthday was an influence for the card I submitted to PC&S Magazine. The only thing Maria's birthday card and the 'accepted' card have in common is the gold color. I can't show you the card that I actually made until after it's published in November. I made it all sound so confusing, so I apologize for that. Guess I was too excited to think and type straight. Gotta run, I hear Jerry at the door....



23 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your card is adorable! Good luck with the GI! And congratulations on you new grandson! Hopefully we'll get to see a picture soon...

Lynn said...

Congratulations on Sean's arrival! So happy for you. Your card is so adorable Bev.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I'm going to help you win by not entering this year! lol! I didn't make it out of the first round, but more importantly I really don't have much in the way of fabric or washi tape and I can't stand the pressure! I love this fresh clean card! Congrats on Sean's safe arrival! Babies are the best!

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev your card is just fantastic and wonderfully CAS. Congratulations on the arrival of your new grandson!

aileen (mum) said...

Love the card, using the washi tape this way ib brilliant. Great way to work thru the overflow of tape that never seems to get used. So clever doing the leaves and branch with it, just looks brilliant.
Congrats on the new granchild, nothing nicer than the cuddles of a grandchild.
Hope the hot water heater is fixed.

Kim Heggins said...

Bev, this is beyond amazing! I love it and would never know you used Washi Tape, so stinkin' creative. Congrats on the new grandbaby...that is very exciting and wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!

Kylie said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on the happy and safe arrival of Sean Patrick. Wonderful news, Grandma! :) Secondly, all the very best for your Gallery Idol endeavours. This is such an amazing start. Love it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, Bevie, I'm very happy about the new grandbaby (and very jealous!) and very unhappy about the burst water heater and extremely thrilled that you are throwing the hat in the Idol ring!! Your card is perfectly designed! I wish you all the best!! Happy Mother's Day!!Hugs, Darnell

Jacquie Southas said...

Sounds like a good/bad week - love the arrival of a new grandson, hate the thought of a burst water heater! The card is so sweet - best of luck Bev!

Deepti said...

Yay!! To u for trying g out at gallery idol, I just love ur CAS washi tape creation, it's so much fun :) congratulations on the addition of a new member in the family :)

Jen said...

Sweet card! Good luck in the Gallery Idol! And congratulations on your new grandson!!

Shannon J said...

Awww congrats on the new arrival!! And fist pump!! So glad you are giving idol a shot!! You have my vote!! This card is simply adorable!!

cm said...

Congrats on your new grandson, Bev! What a lucky little guy to be born into your warm, loving family - and having YOU as his grandma! Joining my *fist pump* to Shannon's! As for your card: perfect for the challenge! Absolutely adorable, clever, brilliant! My vote is all yours! Hugs~c

Bobby said...

You did this with washi tape? How clever of you. I only have 2 rolls and have never used either on a card. You'll do great on Idol. Congrats on the new grandbaby.

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maria f. said...

Oh man, oh man. I am so glad I stopped by here today! Happy new grandson, Bev. Thrilled for you and your wonderful family. And you're going for Gallery Idol with this sweet card. Yay for you. I think it's pretty wonderful that all the elements are made from washi. And then, you'll be published. Yippie. And I had a teensy, weensy bit to do with that. How fun! Maybe we'll share a page in the gold section - that would be too cool! Huge hug across the airwaves.

Geri said...

Fabulously clean & oh-so-sweet!!! Great way to incorporate Washi tape into a project! Guaranteed to catch the eye of the judges!!!

...so what is Somitape?

lostinpaper said...

How exciting, a new grandson, you must be over the moon! ps LOVE how you have used the washi, what a polka dot fun idea!

Anita in France said...

I'm playing catch up, Bev ... and what a fabulous post to catch up with! Congratulations on the safe and happy arrival of Sean Patrick ... another sweet baby ... such joy! What a cute and delicious polka dot card, my friend ... and how cool that you're going for Gallery Idol ... best of luck ... keeping fingers soooo crossed for you! Anita :)

Craftychris said...

Absolutely gorgeous and super cute card! Congratulations on your new Grandson too! xx

Deepti said...

Congratulations on becoming the Grandma again, how exciting for you :) Love ur Gallery idol entry, its so fun and amazing.

Hannelie said...

You inspired me Bev... to open my box full of washi tape!
Those polka dots just make this such a happy card!