Thursday, 14 April 2016

Be Yourself


Meet today's card.

This card comes with a meaning behind it which I will explain in a minute.
The challenge at Splitcoast Stampers was to create a card 'Inspired by an Ad'.  
I didn't have to think very long about it as I have seen the 'DOVE' soap ads that are running a body image campaign for women to be happy with who they are. With social media being such an influence on the young women of today, to see an ad that talks about being happy with who we are is such an important message so that's what I based my card on.

I inked up my acrylic block with a variety of colours by colouring directly onto my block with Memento markers (represents our differences), sprayed with water and stamped onto my card front. The circles symbol how we all need to come together and support each other. 

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- POLKA DOTS

Shopping Our Stash- YOU STAMPED WITH WHAT?
(acrylic block)

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Just Us Girls- SMOOSHING

 

Thanks so much for coming to visit.

Supplies:  stamps- PTI, Daisy Bucket/ ink- Memento, Distress/ Memento markers/ acrylic block/ mini mister

36 comments:

  1. Oh, what a great idea, and I'm with you - it's great to see an advertisement to encourage women to just be themselves. I love the loose and beautiful colors you've used and the amazing design! You are amazing at making something that I would make a mess into something beautiful! But that's just YOU - amazing, my friend! Hugs!

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  2. Loved the thought behind the card and your representation of it !

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  3. Love this Karen and especially the thought behind it.......

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  4. I really like the mixed media feel of this card! It's ok to be different, just be you! I got the message... Lovely work! Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD this week! I hope I will see you again soon!
    Hugs,
    Alessandra - DT

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  5. Great card. Great story, Karen.

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  6. Awesome card in this clean and artsy design! I love the thought process behind this, it really gives this meaning. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  7. I love this fun design you made and I love even more the message that it sends. I have noticed that ad as well and applaud the company as well for their message to young girls.

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  8. I love your acrylic block stamped panel and the stamps you choice representing Be Your Self! So creative and artsy my friend. TFS

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  9. Amazing card and such a wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing ~ Pam

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  10. A very dramatic design. Fabulous card x

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  11. I dunno... I'm kind of bored with me. Can't I be someone else? At least for the day? This card really makes an impact!

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  12. Very cool CAS design, Karen. I love your unique color choices. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

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  13. This card is super cool, Karen! And I like your thoughts behind it!

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  14. Great design. Very arty and clever! Lovely choice of ad to link to as it's such an important message to share.

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  15. Awesome card and awesome message!!! I love the flow of the design!

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  16. What a wonderfully colorful piece of artwork, Karen!

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  17. While I like the card a lot, I LOVE the message behind it!

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  18. Oh WOW! Karen I am so glad you entered this card over at JUGS this week. I love that layout smooching and that big sentiment. You know how much I love your work.

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  19. Wow Karen this looks wonderfull, I love the image , and the colours a lot, it seems like flowers in het morning but then in an artistic way!!

    Have fun!!
    Maria

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  20. Love the card and the explanation.

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  21. Oh how lovely this is Karen I love the colours and image it is ACE
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  22. Karen this is quite lovely! The color palette caught my eye as I was scrolling through my blog feed and I had to tell you how much I admire it! By the way, you should totally link this up to the STAMPloration theme and sketch challenge - The theme is splatters and this fits perfectly!

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  23. Awesome card! Congrats on your Chic of the Week win! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  24. A well designed card with gorgeous background colors. Love your thought process! Thanks for joining us this week at TTCRD, hope you'll joi us for more of our weekly challenges.
    Denice - TTCRD DT

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  25. I love the thought process behind your card - an important issue for sure. What a fabulous, well thought out design! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  26. This is so cool. I love your card and message!

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  27. Congratulations on being chosen at our Chic of the Week at Just Us Girls Karen. I was so excited to see your win. I too love the reason you picked that sentiment. It is so true! Best of luck for being in the running to be a Guest Designer at JUGS.

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  28. Amazing card,Karen,love your color combo and love the message and that circle bond...Thank you for joining us at ATSM...Željka DT

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  29. Fabulous card and a great take on our challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash! I will have to try this acrylic block stamping technique! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  30. Your card is absolutely stunning and it really stands out in the gallery at SOS. Love Love Love!

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  31. Fab card, love your acrylic block background!! Thanks for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "You Stamped With What??" challenge!

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  32. Gorgeous design Karen. And thanks for explaining how you came up with the concept. Very interesting. xx

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  33. Stunning card ,Thanks for Joining TTCRD Challenge. Lisa DT

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  34. WOW! Now that is simply stunning, Karen! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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  35. oh that's as AWESOME as it is clever! absolutely looooove this! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

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  36. I think this is FABULOUS xxx

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