Gallery Idol Round 2 & Yoghurt!

May 26, 2014 at 6:01 pm 35 comments

rainbow happyHey! How are you? So.. this is my submission for Gallery Idol Round 2. (If you want to cut reading the rest and just go straight and vote for me.. then go right here (ha ha!)

And boy, did it require a lot of head scratching. I had the idea very quickly, but getting the right colours and sentiment- it took forever! It’s one of those cards where you’re not entirely happy with, but I had to leave it alone and just go with it. It is, at the very least ‘happy’!

The theme of this round was ‘Die Cutting’. It’s actually an enormous category- think of the shapes, the techniques, how to be innovative?

Well, I couldn’t reinvent the well worn wheel, just play around a little. So for the rainbow? Super simple

photo 1 I used my XCut circle nesting dies to create a set of circular frames that nested into each other, right down to the last one which I just punched a hole in the middle to create the teeniest one. I then trimmed each one, more or less in half and then added faux stitching using a white gel pen.

photo 2 To add the embedded look, I just cut out the clouds from the Kinetic set (Xcut) from the patterned paper & then cut them out from the same cardstock that I’d made the card base from. by then fitting the clouds into the paper like a jigsaw, you get a pretty effect. I left one of the clouds slightly overhanging on the left side to give added interest to the card.

photo 3Next came the unbelievably faffy bit (there’s another phrase for you Amy T!). I love the Embellished Tag die set from Mama Elephant & the tiny confetti that go with it make a perfect set of miniature ‘raindrops’. Each piece is only about 3mm big & once I’d arranged them onto a board, I worked out which colours I wanted and suspended sets of them onto invisible thread so that the shapes ‘shone’ and not the thread. Labour of love, I tell ya’!

photo 4I wanted the ‘rain’ to hang ‘proud’ off the card so came up with an arch of acetate, secured on the inside. I simply adhered each piece of thread to the back of the acetate arch with tape runner & then sealed it with a piece of washi tape (see, can’t get enough of that stuff!!). So, my card looks like this rainbow happy closeupAll it needed now was the Happy Trio die from WPlus 9. I die cut it twice and used the grey ‘happy’ behind the blue happy to act as a shadow and give depth to the sentiment. I then added a couple of little gold stars and stopped.

I ummed and aahed about adding glitter and adhesive gems and tied myself up in knots mentally. I then thought I’d overthought this card for too long & I had to leave it well alone! I think the card was relieved I didn’t burden it with any more elements.

So ..that’s it. If you like it and want to vote for me (hate this part!!).. please pop along to the Gallery Idol page and register here – it’s a very quick process which means you can then see the entries here and then if you prefer mine (and here’s hoping!) you can vote here. It’s pretty quick and painless, and if enough people like it before Thursday evening, then I get to go through to Round 3.

I have however been enormously chuffed to get this far, so if it ends here, all’s well!

The kids were kinda unimpressed. I showed them my entry and they ‘glazed over’ a little.

Wow, they’re a tough crowd.

There was no family help in creating it, they were more interested in the yoghurt maker we’d bought. We did have beautiful fresh yoghurt this morning & I’m hoping the supposed millions of good bacteria that are now fighting the bad bacteria (in a super-hero style of course) justifies the cost of the yoghurt creator. We have unsweetened Greek Yoghurt to try next; who’d have imagined that the creation of yoghurt would be so exciting?! It wasn’t quite as exciting as littlie and me making popcorn yesterday. He could not believe how much you got from tiny kernels & the amazement on his face to hear the popping & then lift the lid was priceless. I’m a bit like that when I see a new stamp set (he he!).

Will be back tomorrow with my usual Tuesday post for Make The Day Special

Better go, it’s a bank holiday here in the UK- and it’s definitely a day for family & relaxing. (I’ll have plenty of one, and little of the other!) xx

 

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  • 1. massofhair  |  May 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I would be VERY HAPPY to receive a card so beautifully put together. Definitely a labour of love.

    Everything is perfect Keren, not too much, still CAS. I will go register and vote as you definitely deserve to go through to round three! 🙂 xxx

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  • 2. Virginia L.  |  May 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your creative process, Keren! This is one amazing 3-D card! It’s absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Good luck on this round!

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  • 3. jgrayb  |  May 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Tried to vote- does it mean because I’ve left acomment that it’s my vote?

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • 4. Virginia L.  |  May 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      You still need to click the “vote” button (which is not in place yet). Adding the comment doesn’t mean it’s voted. Hope this helps.

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      • 5. Virginia L.  |  May 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm

        You now can click on “Save Vote” button.

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    • 6. kerenbaker  |  May 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Hi!! It’s live now- you can vote! How’s the hols?

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  • 7. donna mikasa  |  May 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Such an amazing creation, Keren! I’m in awe of the design and the way you hung the confetti!

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    • 8. kerenbaker  |  May 26, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Thanks Donna- it’s lovely of you to comment- means a lot coming from you! x

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  • 9. carolewaechtler  |  May 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    It’s a “WOW” creation, I’ve just voted under the name of Cartwheel! Good luck my friend, you definitely deserve a spot in the next round! C x

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    • 10. kerenbaker  |  May 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks so much! I have no idea who votes nor how many- just find out Friday lunchtime x

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  • 11. Kate  |  May 26, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    AWEsome card Keren 🙂 And shows die cutting techniques perfectly

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  • 13. Jocelyn Olson  |  May 26, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    LOL about your kids. I am blown away that you made a 3D card. So creative and cool, Keren!

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    • 14. kerenbaker  |  May 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment! This whole process is so nervewracking!! x

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  • 15. Sarah Gray  |  May 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    My jaw hit the floor when I saw this, Keren – fab 3D design! Love all of the colour and movement which was well worth all of the faffing 🙂 My vote is in!

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    • 16. kerenbaker  |  May 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      You’re lovely! Thanks so much- this is all quite overwhelming! x

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  • 17. Clare Allen  |  May 26, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Keren … gorgeous card, I have registered and voted … you definitely deserve to go through to the next round. Fingers crossed!
    Clare
    xx

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  • 18. Kathy  |  May 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Fantastic design and love your creative process. Guaranteed you’ll make next round.

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  • 19. Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)  |  May 27, 2014 at 12:26 am

    This so, SO cool Keren! Totally GI worthy, congrats and good luck!!

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  • 20. Miriam Prantner  |  May 27, 2014 at 12:40 am

    I have to say this really caught my eye this morning. Such a unique take. I love the mobile element, really cool!

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  • 21. Lysa  |  May 27, 2014 at 6:05 am

    WOW Keren! I loved seeing the wonky rainbows but didn’t notice that the happy and the ‘rain’ stood out from the card- Awesome! Good Luck to you!

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  • 22. Jenny M  |  May 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Your card is just brilliant Keren, you are definitely staying in this competition with such a creation :0) Love the mobile raindrops !!
    Jenny x

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  • 23. Paula W  |  May 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Fab design – god luck with round 2 🙂

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  • 24. Paula W  |  May 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    bit of a slip of the fingers there…should have written “Good Luck” but I think you knew what I meant lol

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  • 25. Ros Crawford  |  May 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I’m speechless … This card is amazing!!!!

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  • 26. tsurutadesigns  |  May 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I love it, makes me happy.

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  • 27. Jessica Pascarella  |  May 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Your card is so unique! Love all the details!

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  • 28. Jill  |  May 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Keren!! Yowzers!! This card is one amazing project you just *whipped* up! So well done and your idea and patience is quite incredible! 🙂 good luck to you–you create stunners! Being in this contest with you elevates inspiration! 🙂

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  • 29. Sabrina Alery  |  May 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I just ❤ rainbows and this card makes me so happy Keren! Making that sweet confetti mobile must have taken ages!! So worth it though 🙂 Good luck!

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  • 30. Vera Wirianta Yates  |  May 27, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Amazing card, Keren! Love all the details. Good luck!

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  • 31. Lalo  |  May 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Why couldn’t we upload more then one pic? OMGosh I totally love the rainbow confetti. Amazing!!!

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  • 32. Marcie S.  |  May 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Stunning card Keren! So many fantastic details. A Top 15 for sure! 🙂

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  • 33. May Park  |  May 29, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Your card is brilliant, Keren! Love the way you added the sentiment. So clever! Good luck to you. 🙂

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  • 34. Julie H RejoicingCrafts  |  May 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Your card is super duper cute!! There are so much details! Good Luck!!

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    • 35. kerenbaker  |  June 1, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks so much for popping by! xx

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