26 June 2012

Use It Tuesday Guest Designer

Hi everyone,


A little while ago I was lucky enough to be picked as a winner for one of my cards at Use It Tuesday Challenges and I was asked to join them in one of the their upcoming challenges.


So I am very thrilled to be joining them for their current challenge which is to :


Make Something Patriotic for any Country.



Do you still need some inspiration ?  Well you can pop over to the Use It Tuesday blog by clicking here and see what great creations the Design Team have made to help inspire you!


What did I do?


I could not go past my home country and with some many wonderful things here in Australia, I had a hard time picking one thing. 


I do not have any Australian stamps, so I have decided to see what I could come up with using the punches in my stash!


I found wonderful inspiration to create so many great projects at Valita’s Designs.  Vatlita is a very talented lady and you can check out her blog here.


After some other searching I found Valita’s video on U-Tube to create an Australian Gum Blossom Card.  The link to the video has been added if would like to have a look.


Australian Gum Blossoms are found on our Eucalyptus Trees.  The blossoms are normally a red colour and they are housed in little nut case. 


I have created one open blossom and one that is still opening both using Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the nut case is in Soft Suede.


I have added some extra Soft Suede ink to the nut case which has been created using the Blossom Petal Builder and the 1 3/8” Circle Punch.


The Cherry Cobbler cardstock was cut and the tips of the open blossom were dipped in gold glitter.


My leaves have been created using the Blossom Petals Builder and the Little Leaves Sizzlit Die.  The card stock is Old Olive and Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from the Occasional Quotes stamp set.


Here is my card….











Stamp set: Occasional Quotes

Card: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede

Accessories:  Blossom Builder Punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Gold Fine Galaxy Glitter, Glue, Mat Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive








I believe that we enter challenges we do so to make ourselves look at what else we can create and I found this to be a great challenge to do just that!


It has been a great fun!!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes

Simply Create Too Challenges - #16 Country Where You Live

Try It On Tuesday Challenge – Anything Goes


Thanks once more for visiting my little creative corner, hope to see you again soon… Meg


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Meighan: Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for our Challenge #16 - "Country Where YOU Live".

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

zandra said...

I was just in Australia, great flower. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Judy McKay said...

I like the flower Meighan. Nice design. Judy

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