Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A Word for the Year


The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a project using a word that represents what you hope for the new year.

Instead of a resolution, choose a word that describes what you hope for the new year.
maybe it's LOVE if you want to work on your relationships, or DO if you want to challenge yourself to something, or LAUGH if you want to lighten up, etc.
Use that word as the inspiration for your card, and keep it Clean And Simple

Have you guessed what my word is?  Thought so.  So why hello?  It's about communicating.  Keeping in touch with those you already know, saying hello to new people you'll meet through the year, and saying hello to new opportunities.

Coincidentally, the challenge at Little Tangles is Saying Hello ;)


I tend to buy inks a couple at a time, but today I went a bit mad and bought ten.  As I was playing with them on my desk, making pretty patterns with them, my card design suddenly came to me.  I would do ombré.  Or rainbow.  Or maybe combo.  Ombrow?


If the labels actually matched the ink colours, it might have been more ombré than rainbow.  (Starting at New Sprout, I used them in order anti-clockwise.)

The square blue sequin is part of my winnings from years ago for runner up in a cardmaker of the year competition.  There were a couple of tubes of large Gutterman sequins - these square ones and some large purple flat ones.  I could never foresee a use for them in my card making, and even tried to sell them twice, but no takers.  But the blue one was just the right size to cover up a mark on the card panel.

Because I've used new inks I'm entering it into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, something new.

Stamps: Neat & Tangled On The Strip
Sequins: blue - Gutterman; others - Neat & Tangled

16 comments:

  1. This is fabulous- great choice of word and love the way you stamped the words with diff colours- clever idea

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  2. Why buy two inks when you can get ten, Shirley!!? A perfect decision ... which meant you could create this gorgeously graphic card ... what a great word you chose, brilliantly showcased! Anita :)

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  3. Hello Shirley! So cute! Love the rainbow of hellos ... or ombrow of hellos - you are starting to get like Darnell! :) Bright and cheerful ... and a fabulous word for the year. Loll xx

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  4. Awesome card! Your ombrow of hellos is bright, cheery and delicious! Love it - and way to go on the 10 inks! I need some of those (or all...). Your 'hello' word of the year: excellent choice!
    c

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  5. Love your rainbow of colors! So cheerful!

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  6. Shirley, I love how you used all of your new inks! Gorgeous card! And what a fabulous word to choose as well. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. Gorgeous OMBROW stamping Shirley!!!

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  8. Great card!! I love this design and colors. xx

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  9. Beautiful card! That ombre look is so pretty! The colors look great and I LOVE the matching sequins! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  10. Don't you just love it when a 'save' can be made...especially when it enhances the card, like the gorgeous square sequin does - love the boldness of the color and the size!

    I think you could be the creator of a cool new technique - Ombro looks great! Awesome stamping too :)

    PS I LOVE my Memento inks!

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  11. "Hello" girlfriend ;) Lovin' those new inks. Isn't it crazy how we can get so excited about ink pads?!?!?

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  12. What a fun, colorful card. Thanks for playing along in the Little Tangles Challenge! :)

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  13. Great stamping Shirley! Thanks for playing along at Little Tangles! :)

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  14. Love the bright colors! Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!!

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  15. What a fun hello rainbow. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.

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