Monday, July 15, 2013

The Curtain Rises!! Feeling Nautical

It's finally here.  The curtain is rising at Curtain Call!!  Here is the very first inspiration challenge!



And...the amazing sponsor for this week...Verve Stamps!  Verve provided the entire design team with the set Strong Anchor and the matching dies.  The Lead for this challenge (the winner chosen by the design team) will also receive this set free!  Thank you Verve!!


The inspiration is definitely nautical - but if you aren't feeling nautical or don't have any nautical supplies - check out what else is hiding that picture.  Look at those shoes and sunglasses and what about the royal blue handbag and floppy hat.  Or just the fabulous fresh colors of navy and yellow and green.  Or the layered postage shapes and all of the woods! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!  Here is how I was inspired...using the Verve Strong Anchor set...

Strong Anchor WM

All of the challenge details are over at Curtain Call.  In general, use the inspiration to create a new project, then post it and link it, and you have until July 25th, 8 a.m. CDT to do it!

  • Stamps: Verve Strong Anchor
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, MME Kate & Co. Oxford Lane 6x6
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Going Gray, Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Verve Strong Anchor dies, Papertrey Woodgrain Impression Plate (on ship's wheel), Spellbinders square and postal square, My Favorite Things fishtail dies, May Arts twine, Studio Calico sequins (FYI: the Studio Calico sequins come in a fun multi-pack with the woodgrain sequins(!), dark blue, yellow, lt gray and pinkish.  I wanted to use the blue and yellow but they are fairly big and I did a small 4x4 card - so the blue and yellow on my card are actually from Ellen Hutson)

30 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card, Miss Lady!!! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

Your card is breathtaking, Kim! I could just stare at it forever...all the yummy details and colors are gorgeous!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, love the layered design!!

Marlou McAlees said...

love your card :) ♥

Kristi Schurr said...

So beautiful! I can't wait to join in!

Amber said...

Gorgeous! Love all the layers!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Awesome card, Kim! Love all the fabulous layers!

Marisa said...

Love the postage stamp frame on the sentiment and the pops of colour against the white. Wonderful card :)

Suze Bain said...

Your composition is fabulous Kim, a superb card. Cc

Jessica Kephart said...

Kim your card is awesome!! I am Coveting the Wood Grain Sequins and must have them!! lol

xoxoxo

Jessica

Lisa said...

Love everything about this Kim!! Your collage of elements blend together perfectly!

Shelly said...

Such a fun card! Love all the details to it! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is just fabulous. Love the polka dot pennant and your scattered sequins!

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous :) love the stamps and the way u grouped them together :)

JD/ Jill said...

You've created a wonderful card that is perfect for the challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Kim, very clean design and the postage stamp die and sequins are such a great accents.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Kim. Love the postal frame, the sequins... great take on the inspiration photo.

Laurie said...

Kim this card is amazing!! I love the postage stamp frame sentiment!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Fabulous card!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantabulous, Kims! What a beautiful nautical creation this is!

Gayatri said...

Great layering! Love the postage stamp sentiment. Love your card, Kim!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous!! The added pop of the polkas and sequins is fabulous.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE how you've used this Verve set! It's my fave out of Julee's last release! I've become a big fan of your work!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just one fabulous card Kim. I love your little layers and perfect patterned paper, and those sequins, just the perfect touch!

Maureen said...

This is one of my favourite cards! LOVE the clean look and all the fun sequins! Woodgrain sequins? Shut the front door! Love it!

Leigh Penner said...

This card is fabulous! I love it!

Christina said...

This might be my favorite card for this challenge! I just love the layered postage frame and polka dot banner. Such a great design!

Lindsey said...

Absolutely adore this! Really!

Barb Murphy said...

This is awesome! I love the postage stamp shape and the layered grouping. Gorgeous!

clickychickcreates.com said...

Love your card! It's such a clean design, and the way you've tucked in all those layers is gorgeous! Found you thru Curtain Call!