Thursday, October 9, 2014

Speed Craft Challenge #4 - Ink Sprays

Hello Everyone!

It's time for Challenge #4 at THE SPEED CRAFT CHALLENGE BLOG! Sadly, this will be my last challenge as a DT member. I am so honoured to have been a part of such a great team, even if it was for just a short while. I will still be following and may even pop in for a guest spot now and again, so I hope everyone will come and participate in 10 crazy minutes of crafting with Ingrid, Keren, Nikki and Donna!

This time our challenge is being hosted by the very talented Nikki and she has chosen the theme INK SPRAYS. I will give you all the challenge details in a bit, but first, here is my card


For those just joining us, here is the idea of our Speed Challenge. You can get all of your products ready ahead of time, then you set a timer for 10 minutes, start the timer and then craft like there's no tomorrow! When your 10 minutes are up, you have to stop and show us what you made. To be fair, not everyone will finish their card or project, and that's OK, just be sure to tell us how long it did take you to complete it.

Ready, here we go: 10 MINUTES AND COUNTING!


tick tock, tick tock...and...STOP! Not bad, I got quite a few background pieces done. I opted for stamps instead of texture paste, so I got more finished! I don't actually have any ink sprays, so I used my own home-made versions.


Time to complete my card...5 HOURS!


The flowers were cut out with Joy Crafts Flower 4 die and coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. The leaves are Spellbinders Foliage and I spritzed them with home-made ink spray.

The inspiration for my colour palette came from the Craft-Room Challenge - Seasonal Colours They supplied two swatch palettes for inspiration, one for autumn and one for spring. I chose autumn. My autumn cards, until now, have all been very rich and deep in colour, but the swatches on the left really inspired me to go with a brighter palette this time around.




The white flower pattern across the bottom was done with home-made texture paste (tutorial here) and a stencil I picked up at a local discount mart.

The lace was hand dyed with Tim Holtz distress inks Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. The flourish die is Marianne Designs Garden Branch, which I spritzed with more of the home-made green ink spray.



For the background, I alternated spraying and stamping. The sprayed layers were spritzed with a beige, a green and a yellow home-made sprays, then edged with Tim Holtz distress inks Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge.

The stamped layers were done with Versa Mark and Impression Obsession Greenery stamp. I added clear embossing powder, then used the emboss resist technique with Hero Arts Soft Sand shadow ink, to leave the leaves white.


The teeny tiny leaves were cut from Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set and coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. Aren't they cutsie!!


I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:

That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


96 comments:

  1. Wow,gorgeous card making again Pamellia...the colours are so beautiful on this one. A work of art in minature :)

    Thank you so much for being a wonderful teamie,you will be missed x

    Extra big hugs

    Donna xxx

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  2. Another gorgeous card Pamellia, such beautiful colours and fabulous flowers and flourishes - the more I look the more wonderful details I find!
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! How sweet! big bear hugs :)

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  3. Another gorgeous project.I love how stamping adds so much texture and dimension to your project.Love those layers of paper and of course the tiny leaves and flowers.The stencil you used is so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Pallavi! It's amazing the things you can find at the dollar store! This stencil was actually in the home and garden section, odd right! hugs :)

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  4. Fantastic card, just love it, so feminine and pretty without being too sweet - stunning! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. This is so beautiful Pamellia. The colours are wonderful, I love the textures, layers and gorgeous detailing.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. So pretty, you've done a lot of lovely work on this, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Thank you Jacee! big sweet hugs to you :)

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  7. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

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  8. Just gorgeous! I love the strips of color you popped in and the die cuts and flowers- all together a Stunning card!

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  9. Oh wow, another jaw droppingly gorgeous card Pamellia and I am so impressed how much you completed within the ten minutes too! Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne! I was actually on a roll until I decided I needed flowers! Doh! hugs :)

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  10. I loooove the colours and design of this card. Love, love, love it. This type of card (with all the layering) is definitely something I want to try (added to my looooooooong list of "craft things to do"). :) This is gorgeous!

    Gotta tell you ... I bought a baby powder the other day (guess why :P) and I'm hoping to use it to make you-know-what either this or the next weekend. Can't wait! :) I didn't know you were making sprays yourself too. This is awesome. Really girl, is there anything you can't do???

    Big hugs! xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Maya! You always know how to brighten my day! I make a lot of my own supplies because there just isn't any place to buy craft products where I live, so I have to create my own stuff or do without. In the long run, it's a heck of a lot cheaper! big hugs :)

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    2. We don't have many craft stores here either (we have none where I live) and even those we have usually don't have what I want (how typical!) or if they have it the price is crazy. I better not think about how much money I've already spent on craft supplies. You're definitely a HUGE inspiration for me, because I want to try and make embellishments and some craft supplies myself too. Next Saturday I'm going to a mixed media class to get some basic and after that ... Let the fun begin. :D :D
      Hugs! xx

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    3. You are just so sweet Maya, and amazingly good for my ego! ha! I'm so happy for you that you are taking a mixed media class, you are going to have so much fun! Tell me all about it when you get home! big hugs :)

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    4. He he. I'm just telling the truth! :)
      Oh yes, I will tell you all about the class. Do you know Anna Dabrowska (aka Finnabair)? She will be teaching the class. I'm really happy she found her way to this tiny country. :)
      Hugs! xx

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  11. WOW this is beautiful Pamellia! I LOVE the fall colors and the fabulous layers of paper! Your flowers & leaves are absolutely gorgeous, perfectly colored!!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Tammy! I was worried the colours were too bright, so that was the perfect compliment! big hugs :)

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  12. Gorgeous project and wonderful details.
    Yvonne

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  13. Hi Pamellia
    Omgoodness what a gorgeous card and I am shocked it only took 5 hours it would have taken me me more like 5 days hehehe beautiful as always
    Jacki x
    Oh BTW I may not have got much craft6ing done but I made quite a few pots of texture paste some glittered too now just have to find the time to use them eeeeekkkkk xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jacki! I'm so excited you made some paste! I can't wait to see what you come up with, I know it will be beautiful! hugs :)

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  14. Wow super amazing and in only ten mins. Brilliant.
    Julie x

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    1. Thanks Julie, although not quite in 10 minutes. ha! hugs :)

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  15. This is beautiful - love the bright colours! This looks like a really fun challenge - wish I had time to play ! Chrisx

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    1. Thank you so much Chris! Oh, it is so much fun! I hope you can find some time, it is really worth it! hugs :)

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  16. You managed a lot in the ten minutes, can see why your card took so long. Your creative process is amazing, working out each layer and building your textures takes time and patience. Always blown away by your creations.

    Sorry you leaving the DT, hope you moving onto new adventures:-) xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Mo! Not moving on, just stepping back a bit. I will still be around, checking in on you and your 10 minute creations! Hugs :)

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  17. This is so beautiful...the juicy colors and the yummy layers!! That stencil is really pretty Pamellia. Your cards have a trademark and its amazing how you churn one after another! Hugs from Bangalore.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa, all the way from Canada! big hugs :)

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  18. awesome card Pamellia, love the colours. xx

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    1. Thank you Sherryn! big hugs and have a great weekend! :)

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  19. This is stunning with wonderful ideas

    Love Chrissie x

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  20. Your works are beautiful ... Amazing ... I like to look at your blog and get inspiration

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  21. So different Pamellia, i love the colors, textures, layers and style you have chosen ,it makes a very interesting card .Well done .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you Elaine! Wonderful weekend to you. Hugs :)

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  22. Wonderful, delicious colours, Pamellia and I adore all those amazing layers! 5 hours sounds like speed crafting to me!!! :)
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

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    1. haha! Me too Jane, I think people might faint if I told them how long some of the other ones took. Thanks and big hugs, :)

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  23. Hi Pamellia
    What a stunning colour palette you have chosen. Captures Autumn beautifully and yes, those iddy biddy leaves are the cutest! 5 hours? Adda girl! One has to factor in a cup of tea and a bit of lunch for sustenance lol!
    I would say good luck in the challenges but I'm positive that you won't need it chuck!
    Have a great day. . . When you wake up over there lol!
    Ang x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Ang! I was actually disappointed when I opened that package and saw how small those leaves were. I originally thought "What the heck am I supposed to do with these?", but now I have a dozen cards in my head using those cutsie little things. Just goes to show,eh? That's right, I said 'eh'. I am Canadian after all. hugs :)

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  24. Beautifull card, and I love the way you made a step by step so we can see how you made it !
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challengeblog,
    Hugs
    Willeke

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  25. OMG Pamellia!!! This is absolutely stunning! I am on vacation and using phone to comment is not my forte. :( hugs:)

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Samra! It's so sweet of you to check in with me while you're on vacation! I sure hope you're having fun! big hugs :)

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  26. Hi Pamellia,
    oh this is so sweet, like candy colours, beautiful layers and embellishments, leaves and swirls.
    Absolutely gorgeous again.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge and Allsorts, good luck.
    Hugs;-))m

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    1. Thanks Mervi! You're a busy woman by the looks of it! hugs :)

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  27. Another beautiful creation, reading the 10 minuet bit I wondered how on earth but read on and was so relieved to see the finished product took a few minuets longer. Thank you for joining us again at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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    1. haha, thanks Zoe! Boy, if I could make a card like this in 10 minutes, I would be posting 3 times a day! lol

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  28. no wonder the end result took 5 hours all the beautiful details and layers and textures love the beautiful embellishments and Autumn colours
    carol x

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! (just between you and me, it took longer than 5 hours, but don't tell) lol

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  29. Ohhh I love the idea of timed crafting! How fun is that??
    Love your card, the layers, the colours, the embellies...gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Most Colourful Time of the Year" challenge!!

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    1. Thanks Donna! It really is a lot of fun, it's 10 minutes of pure adrenalin, better than bungee jumping, if you ask me! :)

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  30. You blow me away Pamellia!!! So so beautiful and in ten minutes too!!!! Exquisite! Nicola x

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    1. Thanks so much Nicola! Not quite in 10 minutes though. lol :)

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  31. Those colours are beautiful!! Love your card with the all those pretty layers and such tiny little leaves!

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    1. Thanks Ros! I think those tiny leaves might be my new favourite die set! hugs :)

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  32. Ooops! Forgot to say... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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    1. haha, you are so sweet Ros! Thank you, hugs :)

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  33. A gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

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    1. Thanks Sid! Hope all is well with you! big hugs :)

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  35. Wow, this card looks stunning but it is even more amazing when you read how you made it. So much of the detail is hand made, I am surprized it only took 5 hours, something like this wold take me days. The end result is fabulous.

    I am sure they are going to miss you on the DT but if you are looking for your next challenge, Crafty Boots is looking for new DT members ..... hint, hint.

    Dionne x

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    1. Aahhh, Dionne, you are so sweet! Thank you for the invitation and for the wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  36. This is just fabulous creation, awesome colours, and goodies used.xxx
    aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

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  37. oh wow just stunning pamellia.the colours and sweet flowers are beautiful and i love all the sweet layers ;D

    xx coops xx

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    1. Thank you so much Coops, for all of your kind comments! hugs :)

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  38. My jaw hit the floor when I came here and looked at that handmade jewel. Yes it did take a lot of time but it shows off. This card took my breath away. You are very talented. I am so glad that you paprticipate in our challenge. Wow! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment Stella! Thank you so much for that! big hugs :)

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  39. Fabulous! Need to follow your lead and get that timer out, especially if the results can be this good. Jenny x

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    1. haha, thanks Jenny, although the timer was looooooooong run out when I was finished! big hugs :)

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  40. Always love to visit and see your beautiful creations Pamellia!! This is so beautiful ... love the ripped layers and the soft orange tones with the white --- gorgeous!! Loll xx

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    1. Thank you so much Loll! So sweet! hugs :)

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  41. I love your choice of colours, they are so pretty and a really nice change to the darker autumnal colours. Your home made sprays look fabulous and as usual your flowers are just stunning. Hope you have a good weekend. Sally D.x.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sally! You're a sweetheart! hugs to you :)

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  42. Fantastic little card! Here was me thinking yu had completed your card in 10 mins! lol! 5 Hours is even impressive! It would likely take me 5 days! I love it & the colours you have choen to work with are perfect!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Five hours might have been a little shorter than how long it actually took, but I didn't want to seem like a slow poke! lol hugs :)

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  43. So beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  44. Great work , love the colours and layers and everthing! Sorry for delay in commenting. Nikki xx

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    1. Thanks so much Nikki! I'm in the same boat as you this week, crazy! hugs :)

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  45. Sorry I'm only just commenting on this now, I'm behind with visiting! Love this stunning project, the flowers look so pretty!
    Rebecca.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! Completely understand last couple of weeks have been crazy on my end too! big hugs and take it easy :)

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