Creative Confetti: Let's Go Half & Half!

Hello sweet peeps! Today we're throwing up another handful of sparkly fun and Creative Confetti to see just how it inspires you in your craftsy spaces! This one is a fun one because I really think this challenge will turn into some amazing, beautiful and bold cards! Can't wait to see your take on this challenge! So, here we go!

HOW TO PLAY: Just as simple as above. Split your card front -- any which way you like -- into at least two colors (you can split it more if you like!) and let the main image float between the colors. You might have to use an embossing powder or another medium to help that image to show up on the darker portion of your card or maybe you want to color the two sides differently? This is ALL up to your creative interpretation!

On to my card!

I have to tell you, I had no idea where I was going when I started this card and, honestly, I am still not sure I got there! ;-) Do you ever have card making sessions like that? Man, anymore these days, that's all I have!

To start, I grabbed my MISTI, and lined up the paper to know where that large, lush, and beautiful flower from Power Poppy's set Abundant Petals might fall. Instead of making both halves in black ink, I decided to make the bottom half more soft and subtle so I stamped using Memento Rosebud ink. The top is Memento Tuxedo Black. After I was done stamping, I stenciled a bit of Baby Pink Memento on top using a Tim Holtz die -- Dot Fade and then I used the stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress ink on the bottom.

Here's a closeup for you!

You can see I added a little sparkle to the lines of the Thank You sentiment with a bit of glitter pen. Gotta have just a smidge of sparkle -- no matter what! I should say that I colored up the flower using Copic markers and reached for R32, R35, R43 and RVOOOO. I highlighted around the flower using BG0000, BG10 and BG11. Add a few little doo-dads with the help of a white embossed sentiment strip (all sentiments are from the same Abundant Petals set) and some pennant flag stickers and... done!

If you need a little more inspiration... 
Ally Cope crafted an Inspire Me Monday which kind of touches on this concept. She called it "Yin and Yang!" She divided her card into more than just two halves. You could too if you like and be inspired by her tutorial HERE!  It's a fun one so click the link, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy!

And that, my friends, is it! Did you play along with us last week and show us a little smidge of Father Time or did you vow to start all things new and try a creation with a nod to Baby New Year? Have no idea what on earth I'm talking about? Click HERE to travel back to last week's challenge! All four challenges of the month are open until the close of January meaning any time during the month you can try all four -- giving you extra chances to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Woohooo!! Let's see what you've got my sweet stamping friends! ;-)

So, try last week's challenge or go "Half & Half" and cue up this week's Creative Confetti Challenge. No matter which one you choose, don't forget to link up your creation so we can 1. see it and 2. get you in the running for some Power Poppy goodness! 

Until next week!
Creative Confetti Thrower


CherylQuilts said...

Julie, what a wonderful idea for this week's Creative Confetti Challenge. I love your card and find myself not sure how the end result will be. But your card is beautiful, and I love the layout! Gorgeous peony and coloring! Hugs and love! xoxo

Henriƫtte Creatively Happy said...

Gorgeous, what a great idea. So you can make two in one. Thank you so much for sharing.

Lisa said...

Beautiful card, Julie!

This challenge will definitely make me put my thinking cap on, I'm a tad scared to try it LOL

Janis said...

Love your gorgeous card with those vibrant colors. Great challenge theme!! Thank you for the inspiration!
<3 J

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Dolores said...

Always looking for new ideas. Love the half & half.