Sunday, June 7, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hello there!  It's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!  It's week #1 and that means the theme for this challenge is Anything Goes!

Just before I make my card, I vacuumed the carpet in my craft room.  All the while I was thinking about what I was going to do for my card this week.  It is probably no surprise to you, but I have a pink vacuum...  Yep, a pink Dyson, for Breast Cancer awareness.  As I was thumbing through my stash of Paper Smooches stamps, I came across the Squeaky Clean stamp set, and was inspired to make a card featuring my pink vacuum. :)

I started off with a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper.  I scribbled my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens on a piece of clear acetate, then sprayed the acetate with a water bottle and pressed the acetate onto the watercolor paper.  I kept picking it up and putting it down in different places to add more color where I wanted it.  When I was happy with how it looked, I inked up the chevron pattern in the Geo-Graphic stamp set with Picked Raspberry Distress ink and stamped it vertically along the left edge of the paper.  For my focal point, I cut the smallest and largest tags from the Gift Tags die set from white cardstock.  I stamped and colored my pink vacuum, added a shadow from the Shadows stamp set, and a fun little movement trail using the Stitched Flourishes dies.  The sentiment was stamped on the smaller of the two tags.  I popped the small tag up with foam tape on top of the larger tag, and added some twine.  Then I popped the large tag up on the watercolor panel with foam tape and added the watercolor panel to a card base with foam tape.

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Be sure to check in with these fabulous ladies for lots more inspiration!

Audrey Tokach - *you are here*
Savannah O'Gwynn

Hope you'll join us for a chance to win some Paper Smooches!  Thanks for stopping by! :)


Joan said...

Lovely card. Love how you used the pink in different ways.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE this!! SUPER FUN!! =) Makes me SMILE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FAULOUS WEEK!! =)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

AMMMMMMMMMMMMMMAZING, Audrey! I love the colors! LOVE that chevron on the side--- what a fabulous card! You nailed it! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Indy's Designs said...

What a fabulous way to showcase a vacuum! LOVE it!