21 October 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Oct. Cool Shades challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! The third week of the month is always a Cool Shades challenge.  




This week we are inspired by the following color story "Autumn":
Teal, Light Purple, Kraft, Orange

From the beginning (ever since I saw this color story), I've wanted to make something "Aztec" like... I don't know why... these colors just make me think of those fun designs/etc. So I tried and tried to make something using the Paper Smooches Borderlicious stamp set. Nothing was working. So I called in for backup- TRAV:) 

He told me how to make something kind of like an Aztec design. So I went with it. I think it looks ok- but don't go saying this is 100% Aztec! I know it's not (far from it).... I'll continue to work on some designs and maybe make something better in the future:) 
You can't really tell those feathers are gold-- but they are:)

To finish my card I added a bunch of thread and some embossed PS feathers (digital) that were dipped in gold paint. And then I added a sentiment from the PS Spiritual Sampler set. **NOTE: some of you might have seen my Facebook status about needing prayer. Trav and I are doing fine- but Satan has really attacked us lately. I've stepped away from something I love and have a huge passion for.... this decision has been weighing on me and is very difficult. I've cried about it for 20 days straight. This sentiment from the PS Spiritual Sampler set is hitting home for me right now. I NEED to allow God and FAITH to be my guide. I don't see an end... and I'm worried I will never have this passion again. I do appreciate your prayers- THANK YOU! I will keep you posted about the progress of this situation. 
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some love

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!!!! This challenge ends October 27th. I cannot wait to see what you make--I just LOOOOOVE my Paper Smooches stamps SO MUCH!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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14 comments:

Shannon J said...

Oh Sav, I hope you are ok. My heart is sad to know you have been crying for 20 days straight. Everything will be ok, hang in there and you will see that. Beautiful job on the card xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhh this is beautiful! LOVING those feathers and the glitter!!!!

~amy~ said...

Such an awesome card! Love the glitz!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card, love the sparkle and the dipped feathers. Will be praying for you Sav - hang in there. Growing is never easy.

cm said...

Fab-u-lous card, Sav - and the fact that it's *Trav* inspired just adds to its specialness (is that a word? Well, it is now!). Gorgous colours, eye-catching layout = all-around pretty X 10000001 Love it!1 Thank you, too, for letting us know that you and Trav are a-okay, and for sharing that you're facing struggles. Indecision (or sometimes *a* decision) can be hurtful and painful, but sometimes, we're taken on different paths for a reason. You're strong; your faith is strong; your prayers are being heard. This I know; this I believe! Hugs,
c

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful colors! I really love the way you made the feathers too!

Virginia L. said...

Love the glitter, Savannah!! SUPERB design and execution! You have been creating MAGIC with Paper Smooches Stamps! HUGS to you, my friend!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card, Sav! I am in awe of those feathers. I hope your troubles work out for the best, and soon.

Chris D. said...

Hi Savannah! What a gorgeous card this is! Love how you always put your own spin on anything you make, specifically your "Savannah-esque" Aztec designs! Whatever is happening in your life, you can be sure that we are praying for and wishing you peace! Take care! ((hugs!))

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the glitter and the feathers! This is so CUTE!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

GREAT card Savannah! I love the sparkle and those feathers are amazing!

Larissa Heskett said...

Oh SWEET Sav!! I LOVE your card!! It is such an AMAZING take on both the challenge and the way you are feeling right now!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!! Stay STRONG sweet Sav!! ;) hope you have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, Savannah - I hate to hear that your heart is heavy. You are such a guiding light to so many of us. I will keep you in my dearest thoughts and prayers, for sure. You rocked lots of current trends with this mystic card......I am struggling with these colors (but then, I always do). Hang in there, sweet gal.

Samantha Mann said...

savannah, i think this card is gorgeous the colors are amazing, of course! but your use of the colors is stunning!! the glittered, chevron dies are beautiful! but the feathers STEAL the show! i loooooove them. and i could totally tell that they were 'gold dipped', right away! the feathers are stunning and amazing and beautiful, just like you!

on a personal note - i'm so sorry for the struggles and tests you're facing now. i will continue sending prayers for strength and peace and i want you to know how many people you touch with your beautiful art every day on the blog. (me included!)