Saturday, September 25, 2010

Crafty JC Challenge #3 - Inspiration Challenge.

Welcome to the 3rd Challenge from Crafty JC Challenge! I am so honored to be the DT for this month along with Sudha and Khona. It has been a fabulous time for me.

This month the Challenge is "Inspiration". All the 3 DT will have one inspiration photo for you to choose from. I have 2 cards to share with you today! And we are being sponsored by none other than Karen's Doodles.The prize for this challenge is 3 images from the fabulous collections at Karen's Doodles.

Here is my inspiration photo for this challenge. Its a card from one of my very sweetest blog friend Michele Kovack. She was the one who filled my collection of wood mounted stamps! A wonderful person, a super mom and a wonderful,wonderful crafter. She too loves glitter as much as I do...

I would love for you to step by her blog and say Hi to her...Here is the card by her and there is a tutorial too.

I have loved this card for its glitter (no prizes for guessing that) and the vibrant colors. I chose to take the rainbow as an inspiration and create my own.

I used the cut-n-tuc templates to create the rainbow. Sun is from Tiffany's Doodles- a freebie.  I used glue and gloss on the acetate sheet to create the rain. After all you can't have a rainbow without the rain and the sun!! The clouds have been lined with silver pen (literal silver lining in the clouds!!)

Loads of martha stewart glitter! yumm! (ignore my finger in the corner)

The second card is with an image generously given from Karen's doodles. I chose to pick these Birthday Penguins coz I found them to be the most happiest! To be honest I had a tough, very tough time picking an image to work with..they're all so gorgeous!

Here I chose to keep the rainbow theme and used 5 colors in coloring the card..and the cupcakes in front are in the rainbow colors and I knew I had hoarded that rainbow ribbon for a reason!

Glitter and glue and gloss!
I hope you like my DT cards for this challenge and I would love to see what you can create with the inspiration.

Just some simple rules :
1.Pick anything you like from that photo, the colors, the shape, the theme...and show us your interpretation.
 Do mention which photo inspired you and what inspired you. If you can put up the inspiration photo along with your card, that would be great..but not necessary.
2. Make sure its a new project.
3. Link it up on Crafty JC's Challenge blog. 
4. And as my favorite blogger says, Have fun!

I've kept my chatter to a minimum today.. I wanted to go on about how I created these cards. But since there are a lot of pictures today, the banter goes down!

Supply list
Rainbow card:
Fabriano CS, OHP sheet, Cut-n-tuc template-circle, Sharpies for coloring, Memento-tuxedo black, sentiment-Heart and soul rubber stamps, Martha Stewart glitter, glue and gloss for the raindrops. Clouds hand cut- and watercolored. Lined with silver gel pen, Black ultrafine Sharpie

Penguin card:
Fabriano Academia CS, Faber-castell watercoloring pencils, hobby ideas glitter in shimmer ice, glue and gloss, rainbow ribbon -a RAK, small cupcakes and sentiment- Inkadinkado Cupcake stamps.


  1. Super super super cute cards :) Both the cards are nice and bright and cheerful and really draw an inspiration for the inspiration from the card :)
    Love them !I am definately going to CASE ur first card :)

  2. beautiful cards!.. and yess!.. finally found the reason for your glitter addiction!.. and m inspired! ;)
    the rain is soo awesome!.. and i love the sentiment! :)
    the 2nd card is soo yummy!.. so many cupcakes!.. :))

  3. wow...awesum work...just love the glittery looks perfect...the card card is cute too...

  4. love the rain in the first one,a sun cannot look any more cuter than this:))
    Love the cupcakes and funny image in the 2nd,looks bright:))

  5. wowwww... both are cards are lovely... i just love both them too much...its so colorful...and bright and ofcourse funny images..:).. love it dear..

  6. love the glitter and the rainbow colours.

  7. Beautiful cards both and the second one is such a fun card.

  8. Both the cards are just so gorgeous!! Love the way you have created the rain!!

  9. both the cards are such beautiful creations,,, ur so creative love ur detailing work on both.. and the doodles are jsu awesome

  10. both the cards are absolutely stunning... just absolutely love the rainbow one... am completely in love with it... the rain-idea is a total winner!!!

  11. Thanks so much for thinking of me Tejal! Your card is just awesome with those "raindrops!"

  12. Hello Expressions, its me Dortesjs from flick.. just went to take a look at your blog its stunning loved the tour.. see you...

  13. Congratulations on being DT for Crafty JC, Tejal! Both of your cards are beautiful. I really love all of the rainbow colours and sparkles!

  14. Hi there Tejal, Great inspiration on your post today, wonderful colours and ideas, congrats on your new position DT, well done you:0) xx

  15. Hi Tejal!
    I love how you use glue n gloss..I tried using it and put such a thick layer the flowers got distorted :-( Will put a thinner layer next time!
    I love your rainbow card..I absolutely adore the raindrops I think it's a fab idea!

  16. Both the cards are wonderful.. Had a look at all your creations and they are awesome..

  17. Wow! You make such lovely cards! Love the bright colours and the sparkle to them! :)

  18. WoW! I love your rainbow card, Tejal! SO cute! Both of your cards are so happy and FUN! Great work! :)

  19. Hi Tejal, thank you for dropping by my blog again and leaving your very supportive comments:0)
    I'm missing your lovely sunny creations are you having a rest? If so, enjoy and have fun:0) xx

  20. Loved both the cards!! so happy n colorful! the raindrops looks gorgeous! GR8 idea... thnx for sharing :)


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