6.06.2012

Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Round 2 - I need your VOTE!

***This post will remain at the top of my blog while the voting is open! Please check it out if you haven't already, otherwise, scroll down to see my latest post! Thank you!!!***




This is it, folks! I am so excited to be in the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Top 20! I really can hardly contain myself! It is such an honor to be a part of this amazing group! I am really looking forward to sharing this card with you today, as I put my all into this one, let me tell you! This card took hours. As in, like...3-4 hours. I know for some people that's normal, but for me that's just plain CRAZY, I tell you! For reals, though. I usually do a card in 30 minutes to an hour. And...even looking at this one, I could duplicate it in that time, which means I spent a LOT of time conceptualizing. Just say'n. LOL!

Here it is, folks...my Round 2 card for the Color My World Challenge.... drumroll, please...

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*Insert HUGE sigh of relief here!*

No, for REALS you guys! This weekend has been such an amazing mix of stress, excitement, and pure anticipation for this very moment when I get to show you my card and invite you to vote! YAY!!!! It feels AMAZING to finally put this out there to the world! ACK!!! This is really happening!

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When I saw the theme I was actually really happy as I love working with the rainbow color scheme! It's just fun and happy and a wonderful way to begin a competition like this! I had lots of ideas come through my head, but this paintbox idea was the first and I just had to run with it! It is so ME!!! I love the fact that it looks like a child has been playing with this paintbox for hours on end creating wonderful, happy, color-filled goodness!!! That's what I do. I love it.

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The card is built on watercolor paper. I layered black cardstock and watercolor paper to create the base of my paintbox. The little pallets are stamped from Tami Mayberry's Ticket Trio set by Gina K. Designs and then the color is filled in with Luminarte Twinkling H2O's for Creative Imaginations. I stamped each pallet on watercolor paper, cut it out, mounted it on black, and then cut those out by hand, as well. I painted the base of the paintbox to give that well-loved appearance with the Twinks, as well! FUN!!!!! YAY! The paintbrush is hand cut from cardstock and then I added flax twine from The Twinery and wrapped it with foil tape by Nashua Tape. I {heart} this card. I really and truly do!

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The Twinkling H2O's really make the entire thing shimmer! It's so pretty, but, hey...I'm always been distracted by sparkling things! HA! The sentiment is cut from a fabulous Inkadinkado stamp. I just love it! It makes me smile. Just say'n.

So...now I've done my job by creating a card that I love and now I need YOUR HELP! I need your votes!

This link will take you directly to the contest page! My card is #12 and has my name in the description! Thank you SO much for your support!!!

You can also vote using the widget on my sidebar and in this post! You will need to register to vote, but it's pretty simple! Love you guys! THANK YOU!

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48 comments:

  1. this card is SERIOUSLY INCREDIBLE! LOVE the idea--good luck to you! I'm off to vote RIGHT now! :)

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  2. Fun and colorful, just like you!

    Are we having fun?!!!

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  3. Such a fun card, makes me want to grab paints and create!!

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  4. I voted for your card...can we vote every day or just once?

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  5. What a cute card!! I am not registered there so later on (when I have more than a minute at a time on the computer. lol) I will go and register and give you my vote.

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  6. I love that you made the paintbrush too! Such a fun idea :) And hey, it's not just kids' paintboxes that take on this look. I've never managed to keep mine clean :) Good luck!

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  7. can't even tell you how much I love this card. So incredibly creative!

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  8. Your card is fun! And since I watercolor, it makes me want to get out my supplies!

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  9. So, so fun! LOVE it! The photos look great, and I just love the paintbrush!

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  10. This is so super cute and fun, awesome job!

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  11. Oh my stars! This is a fabulous entry! Love the watercolor pan and ADORABLE paintbrush. Genius!

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  12. You ROCK girl! This is a fabulous and clever project!! Love that paintbrush!!

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  13. Lenny Coutu (grand dad)June 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    A very, very nice card. Love it

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  14. wow this is amazing...such a clever idea...love it...Good Luck

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  15. This is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC Jen - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it !!!

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  16. Just LOVE this! I decided to cast my vote for you without a doubt! Some really cute cards today, but this card is super fun and creative and I love how you messed it up like it's actually a used paint set. Good luck hun! Can#t wait for your next entry :)

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  17. This card is amazing!!! It looks just like a tray of watercolors!!

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  18. Seriously this is amazing! I love how you went with a paint set! Cool idea and great execution!

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  19. I adore this card!!! i am going to vote right now for you!

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  20. Love your great card- I voted for it earlier this evening- left a comment on the voting page- Awesome!!!

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  21. This is perhaps the most creative card I've ever seen. I love everything about it. Your paint brush is as cute as it can be. Awesome!

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  22. I hope you Win!!!! Your card was a work of a genuis card maker:):)

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  23. Amazing card Jen!! You got my vote :)

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  24. Congratulations, Jingle!! Your card is awesome and so creatively you!

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  25. This is freakin awesome! Good luck!!

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  26. This is too amazing & fun! You've got my vote!

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  27. This is a masterpiece! I love it.

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  28. Your card is so wonderful! I can't wait to see what you come up for with the next round!!

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  29. This is soooo fun, Jennifer! It looks so realistic. When my son saw it, he said, "Let's paint now!" Congrats on being Gallery Idol Top 20. Best of luck in this round!!

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  30. CONGRATS on the Gallery Idol and I LOVE your Card!! Can't wait to see what you'll create next!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  31. good luck on round 2--this card is beautiful and I love the paintbrush!

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  32. this piece is amazing, it really does look like a paintbox stunning creation! i am happy to go vote for you! xo

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  33. Soooo super creative. Love how you made this. Good luck to ya! :)

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  34. I love this Jennifer.. I love the saying especially! I'm off to vote for you!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  35. wow this is fabulous, am off to vote now, x

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  36. You certainly have my vote!!

    Deanne :)

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  37. This is so fun and creative. Congrats!!

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  38. This card is awesome.
    I love the paint brush so cute.
    What a fun card :)

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  39. This is totally YOU! It is amazing how much detail there is on this card! All the paint splashes and smearing....brilliant! So glad to be in the Top 20 with you!

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  40. This card is so fun, Jennifer! I love that little paintbrush, and I adore the sentiment! I'm so glad to be on the Gallery Idol ride with you!

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