Monday, June 24, 2013

Gallery Idol 2013--Round 5

Hi everyone!  I am just thrilled that I made the Top 5 in Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2013 card contest!  Wow!!!  The last round was full of cards using EXACTLY 10 embellishments!  That was a difficult challenge round!!  Thank you all SOO much for your votes!!!
You can see the Paper Crafts post HERE
If you'd like to vote for the FINAL round, you can vote using the link on my side bar!!!
Well everyone.......this is the week where you all vote on the challenge we worked on.  The challenge this round is to make four color-coordinated cards in four different styles!!!  Here we go with my versions of this challenge.....I hope you like them!
The first thing I did when preparing for this challenge was to choose a color palette.  This was not easy but I kept going back to one that I used recently that I thought would be perfect.  This however, proved to make designing each of these cards a bit difficult. 
The 4 styles I chose to work with are:
Classy and Elegant
Clean and Graphic
Fun and Cute
Freestyle Collage
Gallery Idol
CARD #1 uses the Classy & Elegant style.  I wanted to stamp a background that would be eye catching with bits of color and adding some simple elegance with pearls.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white Filigree embossing powder.
CARD #2 uses the Clean and Graphic style.  This is right up my alley and I love this stamp set from Papertrey Ink.....and Maile Belles!  This set screams graphic and I am embracing the "tilted" once again! 
CARD #3 uses the Fun and Cute style.  There really is no explaining this style.  Just see for yourself.  I made a window card for my little scene adding in some texture with the woodgrain impression plate on the front panel. 
CARD #4 uses the Freestyle Collage style.  This style is new to me so this is my first attempt!  I decided on bringing my color coordinating papers into the background and using a wooden tag for the focal point of my collage.  Adding in some flair, Washi tape, enamel dots, colored burlap, twine, and a tiny sentiment flag rounded out my collage.
Here are the chevrons in action......I had a really hard time getting a photo of these that weren't blurry or an optical illusion....ha!
Check out the close-up of the collage feature I created:
There you have my FOUR color-coordinated cards in four different styles.  This was definitely a challenge this week but I had such a fun time creating these cards!  I hope my versions of the four styles I chose are enough to get your vote.  Thanks soo much!!!!
{To you. From me. With love.}
Stamps:  Round Repeats, Mini Blooms (PTI)
Paper:  White. Guidelines II  (PTI),  Island Indigo (SU)
Ink:  Orange, Ocean, Grass (AMuse), Versamark
Misc:  Filigree white embossing powder, Pearls, Foam Adhesive, Corner Chomper
{Hello My Friend}
Stamps:  Sketched Shapes (PTI)
Paper:  White (PTI), Island Indigo (SU)
Ink:  Orange, Ocean, Grass (AMuse), Versafine Onyx Black
Misc:  Enamel dots (MME)
{We Belong Together)
Stamps:  Paired Up (Clearly Besotted)
Paper;  White, Orange Zest (PTI)
Ink:  Grass, Ocean (AMuse), Kraft (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Dies:  Circles (Spellbinders)
Misc:  Aqua Blue Twine (Timeless Twine by Bella Creationz), Foam Adhesive
{Hey girl, Happy Birthday}
Stamps:  Sign Language (PTI)
Paper:  White, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Island Indigo (SU)
Ink:  Orange (AMuse)
Dies:  Cover up die--Pieced Chevrons (Lil' Inker Designs), Cosmic Star Set (Memory Box)
Misc:  Wood Tag (Maya Road), Flair (Bossy Joscie), Enamel Dots (MME), Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn), Memo Pin (Tim Holtz), Girl Wood Veneer (Studio Calico), Colored burlap, Twine


Jingle said...

These are AWESOME! I totally LOVE the colors you chose and your styles look SO GOOD! You totally ROCKED the freestyle collage! Wow! Awesome job, Amy!

Miriam Prantner said...

Amazing cards Amy! My favorite is that first one, amazing stamping and my second favorite is the last one....freestyle collage is so hard for me, but you nailed it!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful cards. I especially like the one with the embossed wood grain, but they are all delightful.

Marlou McAlees said...

love them all Amy!! I love the birds , but all stunning ♥

Jennifer K said...

These are all great, Amy. Regardless of the outcome, you're a winner in my eyes! What a challenge to make cards every weekend to a certain spec. I would have been put in the nut house for sure. :) You made it look like a piece of cake. Good luck!

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing cards and like Jennifer said above regardless of the outcome, you're a winner in my eyes! Best of luck to you!

Ida said...

These are fabulous. Love the cheery colors you chose. I like all the cards but my favorite was #1. - Good Luck!

Lynn said...

Wow! Amy...I love the colors and your talent never ceases to amaze me. These are gorgeous cards and you would never know this is your first collage card! Way to go!!

Jen Carter said...

These are all fabulous! You did an excellent job with four different styles of cards! I love the color combo too! Good luck Amy! I hope to see you announced as the winner! :)

joscelyne cutchens said...

i LOVE your cards, all of them are impeccable. LOVE. especially the early bossy joscie flair. wooty woot!

Cathy Weber said...

Your cards are vote has been cast and I really hope you are the big winner! Great job during the contest, you really are a fabulous designer!

Unknown said...

You go girl!!! These are absolutely fantastic!! LOVE the colors you chose! Good luck, my friend!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy your designs are just so fabulous! I am in love with your colour scheme. The collage is so cool. Good luck to you on this final round my friend!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What AWESOME cards, dearie!!! Congrats on the Top 5 spot!!! Woot Woot!! :)

Sharron said...

The colors are fabulous and I LOVE your collage! You've done such an awesome job with every style!! Best of luck in this final round!!!

Stacy said...

You nailed it Amy! Love how you pushed and challenged yourself, your collage card is awesome! Love all of the cards you created!

Virginia L. said...

You did an amazing job on all four cards, Amy--wow! You are truly talented! One of the best things about this Gallery Idol is that I got to know you better! You know that I will always follow your blog and keeping up with your BIG success! HUGS!! And good luck! xo

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful designs and color combo. The added burlap on your 4th card is fabulous! Love it!

melania deasy said...

Amy....You can make any cards so good and beautiful!!! I love all your cards! You did very fantastic works....And Good Luck :)

Loly Borda said...

Amy you did a fabulous job with your set of beautiful cards. I wish you all the best.

Dorothy C. said...

Love the color palette you chose. Every card is a winner! Good Luck.

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow Amy, what an awesome group of cards! Good luck to you!

Lesley said...

Love your cards, Amy! The pop of orange is awesome! Love your Freestyle Collage card, it is so vibrant! It has been terrific to be able to connect with you during this challenge. Best of luck!

Debbie Gaydos said...

These are spectacular, Amy! what a great job. You rock!

Basement Stamper said...

You definitely had my vote! Loved all of these, but my favorite is your freestyle collage-and it was your first time? NO WAY!! It's amazing. Good Luck!

Marisa said...

Wonderful mix of cards, Amy!! Love the colour combo you chose and you did a great job with the individual styles. Good luck!

Jill Norwood said...

Amy - Congrats on the top 5! Your cards for this round are once again FABULOUS! I love your style and wish you the best! Go Amy!

Joyce said...

Congrats on getting this far. Your cards are wonderful, and you've got my vote!

Kim Heggins said...

Amy, this is just so exciting! Congrats on being in the top 5. Each one of your cards is just amazing, I love them all and that color combination is fabulous too. Love them all!

~amy~ said...

awesome work! Love them!

Renee said...

One...HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Congratulations!!
And you rocked this challenge...
they are all gorgeous...
couldn't pick a fave if I had to! :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

You are so talented! I LOVE how your cards turned out! All of your stamping is so perfect. The freestyle/collage card looks *so* good! It's been great being in GI with you again. :) *hugs* Amy!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOVE! I love each one of these! FAB job! And congrats on making it this far!! YOU ARE AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING:)

Christina said...

You're a winner in my book. Crossing my fingers for you, girl! Love these amazing cards!

Lyndal said...

HUGE CONGRATS on making the Top 5 Amy - you ROCKED it!!!

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