Thursday, 14 April 2016

Be Yourself


Meet today's card.

This card comes with a meaning behind it which I will explain in a minute.
The challenge at Splitcoast Stampers was to create a card 'Inspired by an Ad'.  
I didn't have to think very long about it as I have seen the 'DOVE' soap ads that are running a body image campaign for women to be happy with who they are. With social media being such an influence on the young women of today, to see an ad that talks about being happy with who we are is such an important message so that's what I based my card on.

I inked up my acrylic block with a variety of colours by colouring directly onto my block with Memento markers (represents our differences), sprayed with water and stamped onto my card front. The circles symbol how we all need to come together and support each other. 

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- POLKA DOTS

Shopping Our Stash- YOU STAMPED WITH WHAT?
(acrylic block)

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN and SIMPLE

Just Us Girls- SMOOSHING

 

Thanks so much for coming to visit.

Supplies:  stamps- PTI, Daisy Bucket/ ink- Memento, Distress/ Memento markers/ acrylic block/ mini mister

36 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a great idea, and I'm with you - it's great to see an advertisement to encourage women to just be themselves. I love the loose and beautiful colors you've used and the amazing design! You are amazing at making something that I would make a mess into something beautiful! But that's just YOU - amazing, my friend! Hugs!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved the thought behind the card and your representation of it !

Miranda said...

Love this Karen and especially the thought behind it.......

Art Newbie said...

I really like the mixed media feel of this card! It's ok to be different, just be you! I got the message... Lovely work! Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD this week! I hope I will see you again soon!
Hugs,
Alessandra - DT

maria f. said...

Great card. Great story, Karen.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Awesome card in this clean and artsy design! I love the thought process behind this, it really gives this meaning. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this fun design you made and I love even more the message that it sends. I have noticed that ad as well and applaud the company as well for their message to young girls.

nancy littrell said...

I love your acrylic block stamped panel and the stamps you choice representing Be Your Self! So creative and artsy my friend. TFS

airbornewife said...

Amazing card and such a wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing ~ Pam

Lea Brawn said...

A very dramatic design. Fabulous card x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I dunno... I'm kind of bored with me. Can't I be someone else? At least for the day? This card really makes an impact!

Melissa L. said...

Very cool CAS design, Karen. I love your unique color choices. Beautiful. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

Susanne Vargas said...

This card is super cool, Karen! And I like your thoughts behind it!

Bluemac said...

Great design. Very arty and clever! Lovely choice of ad to link to as it's such an important message to share.

Angie said...

Awesome card and awesome message!!! I love the flow of the design!

Donna Ellis said...

What a wonderfully colorful piece of artwork, Karen!

Rufus said...

While I like the card a lot, I LOVE the message behind it!

Ina G said...

Oh WOW! Karen I am so glad you entered this card over at JUGS this week. I love that layout smooching and that big sentiment. You know how much I love your work.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Karen this looks wonderfull, I love the image , and the colours a lot, it seems like flowers in het morning but then in an artistic way!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Gabi MeWi said...

Love the card and the explanation.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh how lovely this is Karen I love the colours and image it is ACE
hugs
lorraine x

Becca Cruger said...

Karen this is quite lovely! The color palette caught my eye as I was scrolling through my blog feed and I had to tell you how much I admire it! By the way, you should totally link this up to the STAMPloration theme and sketch challenge - The theme is splatters and this fits perfectly!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card! Congrats on your Chic of the Week win! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Denice said...

A well designed card with gorgeous background colors. Love your thought process! Thanks for joining us this week at TTCRD, hope you'll joi us for more of our weekly challenges.
Denice - TTCRD DT

Chris Dring said...

I love the thought process behind your card - an important issue for sure. What a fabulous, well thought out design! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Suzanne Toms said...

This is so cool. I love your card and message!

Ina G said...

Congratulations on being chosen at our Chic of the Week at Just Us Girls Karen. I was so excited to see your win. I too love the reason you picked that sentiment. It is so true! Best of luck for being in the running to be a Guest Designer at JUGS.

Creative world said...

Amazing card,Karen,love your color combo and love the message and that circle bond...Thank you for joining us at ATSM...Ċ½eljka DT

Chana Harris said...

Fabulous card and a great take on our challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash! I will have to try this acrylic block stamping technique! Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugz,
Chana, DT

June Houck said...

Your card is absolutely stunning and it really stands out in the gallery at SOS. Love Love Love!

Donna said...

Fab card, love your acrylic block background!! Thanks for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "You Stamped With What??" challenge!

Loll said...

Gorgeous design Karen. And thanks for explaining how you came up with the concept. Very interesting. xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card ,Thanks for Joining TTCRD Challenge. Lisa DT

Asha said...

WOW! Now that is simply stunning, Karen! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

lauren bergold said...

oh that's as AWESOME as it is clever! absolutely looooove this! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

SARN said...

I think this is FABULOUS xxx