Saturday, August 8, 2009

Keesh's Inkspiration Colour Challenge #11 and a Guest DT Spot for August!

I can't begin to tell you how honoured and gobsmacked I was when the amazingly talented Makeesha Byl sent me an email asking if I would be the Guest DT member for August for her Inkspiration Challenges!!!! I have admired Keesh since I joined SU and was ecstatic to meet her at Convention. Her regular DT girls are all amazingly talented too, and some of my SU gurus - LOL. I was determined not to let Keesh down - but my word she threw me a curve ball with this colour challenge!!!! I LOVE all of these colours - but together - hmmmmm! I ended up making 3 cards - one of which made it all the way to the paper recycling bin - the others are here - although I was awake at 5.30am tossing and turning and trying to re-design to no avail - LOL.

This first card was inspired by the wonderful new things I learnt at Stamp Camp last weekend. Both the butterfly and the rose are made from the same SU DP and the SU 5-Petal Punch - how cool! The butterfly is simply 2 flowers each with one petal removed, folded in half and attached - they look so light and gentle IRL. I don't know who came up with these but they were flying all over the room at camp.


I had also asked the amazingly talented Kellie Winnell to show me how she made her roses, see her post here - based on this tutorial. I don't have the blossom punch she used so I used my 5-Petal Punch and my corner rounder (to take off the flower points) instead. It worked a treat! These roses were a hit at Camp too - I'm sure they'll be popping up all over the place soon!


My second card uses my poor neglected Always set - I love the heart from this set but keep forgetting it's there! I've popped the top heart up on Dimensionals for added effect. This one was the card of choice from my daughter and hubby - but my son and I preferred the previous card - so you get to see both - LOL.

I hope I've done Keesh proud - I'm sure I'll see soooo many wonderful entries I'll be kicking myself I didn't think of them first - LOL.

xXx

35 comments:

sandra said...

Congrats for Guesting on DT Inkspirational Challenges!
Must say I love both of your cards.
This rose looks fantastic!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Karen said...

Hey there my beautiful friend!

Thank you for your lovely words both on Keeshie's blog and mine - I really appreciate them!

HOW EXCITING though that you are the guest designer for this month - now that is just fantastic news!! Your cards are just gorgeous and you are so worthy of being a DT member!

Luv Karen
x

Jean said...

Hi Debbie, I am not all surprised by Keesh's Guest Designer choice this month! Your cards are always gorgeous and I love both of these - cannot pick a favourite at all! I do love those hearts though!

Hugs!

Genelle Little said...

I love both of your cards, Debbie - so pretty. I agree, that rose is spectacular!

Christine H said...

Oh Debbie they are both beautiful...but that first one with the butterfly and the rose is SENSATIONAL. Can we have a workshop based on this card...[when I'm 2-handed again]?!!!The colours look so lovely together too...not a combination I ever would have thought of. CONGRATS!

Sharon said...

They are both great, but I prefer the first card too.I love its whimsy.
Luvya

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi Debbie, super cool roses I am going to have to try those myself...can't wait! Thanks so much for showing us where to find out how! Have a great weekend~Donna

Liam said...

Congrats on being a DT member. Love what you did for the challenge. How exciting. Love the challenge cards they are just devine. I have done those butterfly ones out of flower punches as well. I used my trio punch as well. Love doing those butterflies too with the five petal flowers. congrats again. You deserve it.

Liam

Lynda S said...

Deb....once again an amazing job. The colours work well and your flower is awesome!! Shd be v v proud of urself.

Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous Debbie both cards are Fabulous! Congrats on guest Dt your so talented Debbie :)
Kristy xo

suemon said...

Congratulations Debbie, your cards are awesome as always.
hugs
Sue x

Renée said...

um, hun, you've DEFINITELY, done Keesh proud! These are both awesome cards!!! Love your paper rose and your layouts for both cards!!

Renée said...

um, hun, you've DEFINITELY, done Keesh proud! These are both awesome cards!!! Love your paper rose and your layouts for both cards!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Are you kidding me? These are WONDERFUL! That is definitely a hard color challenge. I would have been totally lost. I'm not very good at color challenges anyway. I can't decide which I like better... I think it's a tie for me. I'll have to give that flower trick a try, although that might be the one punch I don't have. Ha!

I LOVE your new picture, Debbie. Folks will probably be wondering who that is for awhile. Hahaha! You look great!

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Tracey Old said...

Whaaaa Hoooo congrats on being the guest Designer for this month. Well done on both cards they are fantastic. I have just made the worst 2 but not sure if I will post them:( Hope you are having a great weekend!!

Annette said...

Hi Debbie, Congratulations on you DT, I love both the cards they are beautiful! Must say I need more practice with the flower! Like the new photo looks more like the Debbie I met LOL. Look forward to seeing more of you fantastic creations. Happy CraftingX:)

Marcia P said...

Beautiful Deb .... I know Keesh would love what you have put together for her!

:) Marcia P

Alison said...

Love the cards, and congrats on being the guest designer (who wouldn't want you as a designer). I am going to have to try out those roses, and butterflies - love them.
xox

KimB said...

HI Debbie,

I can see why Keesh asked you to be a guest DT. Both cards are just lovely. My fingers are itching to try that nifty rose. Great use of the colours in both.

Kim

Tracey Feeger said...

wonderful as always darling.
mwah
Trace

Nancy Riley said...

Debbie, CONGRATULATIONS on your Guest Designer spot! You will be FABULOUS! .. and you're already proving that with these awesome cards! Beautiful job!

Chantelle said...

Congrats Debbie, you have amazing creations and I can't wait to see what you do with the challenges. LOVE these two cards you've come up with from the colours. Enjoy it!

Deb A said...

Congrats as Guest DT, Deb! I know you would have been stoked... Well done.
Deb A

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your Guest DT position!!! Both of your cards are gorgeous,just can't pick a favourite!!
xx

Mandy Schiller said...

Congrats Debbie on your Guest Designer positon you soooo deserve it. Both your cards are just lovely!

Mandyxx

Emily said...

Wow! Love them both Debbie! I had to click on the rose link and add that to my list of tutorials. Gorgeous! Those colors do look great together. I'm sure they are thrilled with your designs:))

Stamp and Smile said...

Awww, Debbie, I LOVE these cards! Your butterfly and flowers are so pretty and those hearts are a FAV of mine! I need to make my hubby an anniversary card this month, I just might be CASE you.... FANTASTIC!! :)

Dani Fender said...

Congrats on guest DT spot! You must be so excited. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Great use of the challenge colours!

Dani

AMY FLEMING said...

Debbie I am soooo excited that you are our guest designer!! so looking forward to seeing your creations you have done a beautiful job with these two already!!
Take care Debbie :)
Amyxxx

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Congrats Debbie on your guest DT post, 2 gorgeous cards, love those hearts and what beautiful roses

Chris xx

chellecrafts said...

Beautiful cards! Love the butterfly & rose - I bet they look great IRL! TFS

Ramona Michaluk said...

Great cards Debbie - you've done well with Keesh's challenge.
These two cards are very pretty - love the way you've used the butterfly and rose from our Stamp Camp ideas !!
Congratulations on becoming a guest DT member on Keesh's team - wow, you're reaping the rewards of your gorgeous creations!! So happy for you :-)

Hugs,
Ramona xx

Janet said...

Hey Debbie - wow, I get back to blogging again and came upon this awesome news of yours. CONGRATULATIONS; however, I'm not surprised at all - you are amazing and always have beautiful cards to show us. Keesh is great and I know you are thrilled to be her quest designer for August. I love both of these creations - they are fabulous - I must give the rose a try, it is beautiful (I'll head to see Kellie's tutorial on how to make it).

Have a great one !!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for popping by my blog and saying hi! I love to see my special blog friends!!! Did you see that I used your paper flower idea for the card that I posted today!? Just wanted to let you know that your ideas are so inspirational ... I just had to stop and try it straight away! Thanks for sharing this FAB idea! And ... I am going to steal (CASE) your punched butterfly idea sometime soon, too!!! I always get so much inspiration from your blog! TFS!!! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ooooh ... I forgot to say ... BIG CONGRATS for getting a guest DT spot for Keesh's challenges. I have been a bit slack ... so must try another challenge soon ... but YOU keep showing me other FAB challenge sites ... that I just can't keep up with them all!!! LOL!!! :wink: Hugs, Andrea xxx