Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Heart Desires Challenge #1

There is a new challenge in town and it is going to be FABULOUS!  When you glance down at the challenge pic you are going to see what I mean....

Pretty amazing right?!  The colors, the images, all of it!  The masterminds behind it all are the girls over at The Heart Desires Store.

I couldn't get enough of the whale in the lower left and love the colors, so here is what I made for the challenge?

Had so much fun making this.  I started with the Waves embossed paper and used my distress inks to add the various layers of blue.  I even came back in and added blue splatter.  I stamped the sentiment from Lia Griffith/Hero Arts set.  This heart die from Simon Says Stamp was colored with Copics in ombre to make the orange go from dark to light.  Next, I stamped and cut this whale from Avery Elle.  I used my Copics to add the gradient of blue and even added some spots to the tummy.  I added Wink of Stella as a final touch for a wee bit of shimmer. 

Cardstock- SU!
Stamps- Avery Elle, Hero Arts Lia Griffith Happy Day
Ink- Hero Arts Intense Black , Ranger Distress Inks
Other- Next Level Embossing Folder- WavesWink of Stella, Simon Says Stamp Die, Copics

I do hope you feel inspired and will come and join us for this challenge!  The rules are easy:
  1. Challenges will run from the first Wednesday to the last Wednesday of each month.
  2. Use one, two or three of the identified elements.
  3. If you choose to use colors, you need only use 2 or 3 of them.  Use your choice of neutrals (white, kraft, black, gray).
  4. Identify the elements you chose to use if not readily evident.
  5. Enter up to 3 times and combine with no more than 5 challenges, including ours.
  6. Include the inspiration pic as well as a link to the challenge in your post.
  7. The challenge winner will be invited to be a future guest designer.
  8. Most importantly, have fun!!!!

Head back to the THD blog to see what all the fabulous ladies made!


Georgiana said...

Looking good! Your background colors looks great...the colors blend so nicely together. The hearts are perfect.

Tracey McNeely said...

What an adorable card Katie! I love the orange and blue together, awesome ink blending!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my goodness Katie, this is SPOT ON!! Your hearts and that happy little whale are perfect together!!

Toni said...

Super fantastic!

~amy~ said...

THIS is stinkin' the contrast in colors!

Cris G. said...

Super adorable card, Katie! Love the different shades of blue and texture of waves. The cute whale seems to be diving in deep sea. Love the hearts too, they really pop!

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful inking for your sweet little guy!