Monday, February 1, 2016

w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash | Image Inspiration with Taheerah

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Hi everyone! Taheerah here with my contribution to Winnie & Walter's Belated Birthday Bash celebrations! Hasn't everything been fantastic so far?! So much amazing inspiration and the chance to win awesome prizes too!


My challenge in an Inspiration Image Challenge. I used to do these for my own challenge (Cure For The Monday Blues) on my blog, so I took this as an opportunity to dust off my those boots and take that as a cue for my image choice:

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Fun right?! There are so many great trends in this image: rose gold, geometrics, florals, greys, and much more!

I created two cards for my takes on the inspiration - but there are really so many different ways you could go!

Here's card number 1:


Love how quickly this came together, thanks to some awesome stamps and supplies!


The base was spritzed with mist, using one of the new Creative Screenings coming in the February release - shhh! *wink*


I stamped one of the flowers from In Bloom: Anna's Flora and the leaves/stem from In Bloom: Addie's Garden before lightly watercolouring them. My vase is the diamond from My Precious, with the point cut off!


My sentiment came from  Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs, heat embossed on black cardstock to finish!

For card number 2, I went in a completely different direction!


*swoon* So in love with this!! I think I'll display it in my home as a piece of art!


I started with a piece of cardstock and used a mixture of Distress Paints to create my abstract 'canvas'. I added some acrylic medium structure gel to the paints to give them some body and texture, and it worked fantastically!


I took my cue from the painting hung on the wall, but when I finished my panel I fought my OCD to decide it worked better 'upside down' for my card, lol! I adhered it to my card base then added my sentiments, again a sneak peek from one of the February Release items. You will love this release by the way!


One last peek at that texture! Love!

 >>>GIVEAWAY<<<

Link up your take on this challenge for a chance to win a $75.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop.  One random winner will be chosen.

For more information on how to enter to become our Guest Star for the next release CLICK HERE. Please remember you need to include GS in the Link Title to be considered for the Guest Star competition.


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>>>BONUS GIVEAWAY<<<

One randomly chosen comment on this post will receive the limited edition Scenery: BIGGER Bang Confetti stamp set.

47 comments:

  1. Wow....artistic! Love the canvas look to the card and thank you for the design tips.

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  2. whoa....beautiful! your talent is...whoa...

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  3. Taheerah! I still miss your Cure for TMB challenge!!! Your cards are gorgeous, and the photo/room inspirational, indeed!
    =]

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  4. I'm with I Card Everyone. Miss your "Cure" challenges, as well. Always loved your inspiration pieces and this one is no exception. Both of your takes are gorgeous. The soft, sweet one and the dynamic one. Wow.

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  5. Wow, such unique and beautiful cards! Great inspiration picture too.

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  6. Totally love your use of the diamond as a vase! Can't wait to do that, too! Beautiful Cards! Especially the texture and color on the second one!

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  7. Your take on the inspiration piece is gorgeous. I too would use it as decor.

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  8. Oh yeah! I knew I was in for a treat when I saw that inspiration pic... the first card is beautiful, but the second is STUNNING!!! I will have to replicate it, if you don't mind. I'm with Michele and Conil, I miss the CMBC.

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  9. I love that you used the diamond as a vase! Such a lovely card.

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  10. Wow, interesting inspiration picture and awesome cards, especially your second one!

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  11. Love your second card, outstanding!!!

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  12. Oh, this brings back memories, Taheera! Your creativity and talent always leave me in awe!! What a fun challenge! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Such an amazing inspiration photo. The card that looks like the paining is amazing!!

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  14. Those are gorgeous - and that "CASE" card is just aaaamaaazing!

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  15. So clever using the gem as a vase - beautiful card! Love your "art" piece too - I agree, about keeping it on display or...go bigger :-)

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  16. I really love that inspiration photo and the beautiful cards you made, WOW!

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  17. Love your cards. The gem turned upside down is great idea.

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  18. wow..loved the mood board n the cards ..liked the second card pretty much !!

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  19. FABULOUS inspiration and EXCITING cards Taheerah!!!
    WOW - it is wonderful to see how you were INSPIRED to CREATE such completely different designs!!! LOVE your thankful card, the background (great sneak peek) and ADORE your ART card, it really BRIGHTENS MY DAY => THANK YOU for sharing!!!

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  20. Wow! what a piece of art work Taheerah! Love the abstract designing and colors, both of your creations are very inspiring!

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  21. Stunning! What an amazing card - love the texture!

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  22. WOWZA!!!!!
    You totally rocked it.

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  23. Very nice cards...the last one just blew me away! Love it!

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  24. Cool inspiration! I hope to play along! Love your work here, Taheerah! The 2nd card blew my socks off!!

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  25. So awesome, Taheerah! Love them both, but the second just made my jaw drop...wow!

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  26. Taheerah, this is awesome!! Love them both!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  27. Gorgeous cards, Taheerah! I've shared my "awe" over at your place!
    Hugs~c

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  28. In love with your second card Taheerah! So artsy! TFS

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  29. Gorgeous cards, love the colors and layouts on both!

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  30. That second card of yours is so up my alley - gonna play in this challenge! You left me no choice ;) - BTW - I really miss you Cure for the Monday Blues :(

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  31. Love this photo and your creations too.

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  32. Oh wow! Beautiful projects!!!! Love it!!!

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  33. Fabulous cards!! LOVE the mixed media one. Wow!
    Thank you for this wonderful inspiration challenge. So many ways to interpret it.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  34. OMG! Just love your second card!!! It is a piece of art! Can't wait to play!

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  35. OMG! Just love your second card!!! It is a piece of art! Can't wait to play!

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  36. Love this inspirational photo, so many fun ideas. Fabulous ideas by Taheerah - those card are stunning.

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  37. What a wonderful inspiration piece...so many ways to go with it!

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  38. Stunning piece of art...you have really inspired me, thank you very much x

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  39. Love your fab takes on the pic! I think it's kind of a fun coincidence that I used the download from your Gossip Column series to do this. : )

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  40. Both cards are beautiful. Second is a piece of art!!! Thanks for your fabulous inspiration ;)

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  41. I LOVE your take on the image! The mixed media look makes it feel like a oil painting canvas! Gorgeous colors and design!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  42. Just got my stash from you on Saturday so joining in and enjoying it..Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  43. Loved both the cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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