August 15, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge--Carnival Craze



Hello, Curtain Call fans!  Are you ready for a new challenge?  Check out our new inspiration board, Carnival Craze:


We have another fabulous sponsor for this challenge, too.  Lawn Fawn not only provided the Curtain Call Designers with their choice of the Admit One or Blue Skies stamp set, but they are offering a stamp set of the winner's choice to this week's LEAD!  Many thanks, Lawn Fawn!



I couldn't wait to work with the Admit One set--I've long had my eye on this cute ferris wheel.  Once again, I was drawn to the colors in the inspiration graphic, and I decided to create some faux watercolor stripes using my ink pads.

First, I heat embossed the ferris wheel in white onto white cardstock.  Next, I swiped some ink onto a piece of clear acetate and added a few drops of water with a wide paintbrush.  Instant watercolor.  :)

For the background, I repeatedly stamped the ticket image with Soft Granite ink and added a heart from Lawn Fawn's Good Fortune to one of the tickets.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn (Admit One, Good Fortune)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze), Hero Arts (Mint Julep, Soft Granite), Memento (Tuxedo Black), Versamark
Other:  Filigree (white embossing powder), sequins

You'll definitely want to check out what the rest of the Curtain Call ladies did this week, then link up your entry for a chance to win some Lawn Fawn stamps!

Have a fantastic day!

16 comments:

Alanna said...

What a darling card. I love the Ferris wheel.

Maureen said...

oh, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I really need to get into the watercolouring before it goes away! I do washes / crayon resist all the time with my kids! Hope all is well with you my friend! ox

Lindsay said...

GAH! This is soooo fun Christina! I just love that watercolor panel!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fun card Christina. Love the embossed image on the colorful strips. The tickets look great in the background.

Lindsey said...

So fun! Love the watercolored splashes of color and I agree--that ferris wheel is too cute. Christina, I truly love each and every one of your cards. You're one of my very favorite designers for sure!

Kim Heggins said...

Christina, this is just too cute. I love that ferris wheel!

Lynn said...

I love the water color effect on this. The CAS design is perfect Christina.

Tenia Nelson said...

So totally RAD!! LURVE the emboss resist!!! :)

Brandi said...

This is so cute! I have got to try this with the white ink and shaded colored background!

Joyce said...

This is so cute. I love your color striped background and the pattern you created with those tickets. I have this set, and it was because I fell in love with that Ferris wheel too.

Stacey Schafer said...

darling use of the ferris wheel and ticket stamps, Christina!

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina your card is fantastic, I love the background you created with the ticket stamp!

Marisa said...

Love the ticket BG you created and paint swooshes across the ferris wheel :)

Kim S said...

That wash of color is a beautiful effect!!!

Bonnie said...

I love the swiped stripes with the embossed Ferris wheel! Fun carnival colors!

clickychickcreates.com said...

Such a dreamy carnival card! Lovely!

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