Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Eclectic Ellapu April: Outside Your Comfort Zone

Hello, friends! Hello April!  We are starting the month with a brand new month-long challenge over at  Eclectic Ellapu.  Thank you so much for playing along with us last month. We were overwhelmed by so many gorgeous entries. I hope you'll join us again this month.

As always the 2 teams - Pinks and Purples - are playing together, but they have own themes. The Pinkies are venturing "Outside Your Confort Zone" and the Purplies are playing in the rain with "April Showers / Spring".

For my DT project this, I am venturing into a card style that causes me much discomfort. Suffice to say, it scares the heck out of me. The only way to confront and, hopefully someday, conquer it is to keep making it.

So, here's my card. A simple affair featuring a flower stamp and sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Forever Friends set. Just one stalk, coloured with Graph'It Markers. I inked the edges with TH Weathered Wood Distress Ink and finished the card with 3 Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Merengue sequins.

I also applied several coats of  Wink of Stella Clear for some subtle shimmer. It's barely visible in the photos. The most difficult part about this card was walking away with it looking so bare, so naked. SO much white space begging to be filled.  I have to go lie down... in a dark room.

CAS-ology #140: Spring
Less Is More 217: Combine 3 Past Challenges - Wk11 Sewing + Wk103 Friends + Wk161 Yellow & Green
Just Us Girls #286: Photo Inspiration
AAA Cards #36: Easter Colours

JUG #286


Now it's your turn to create and link up your labour of love over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog. Remember, we have 2 concurrent challenges: "Outside Your Comfort Zone" for the Pink Team and "April Showers / Spring" for the Purple Team. You can enter one or both challenges as many times as you wish, but make sure you link up your projects by 11:59pm UK on 30th April 2015.

Thank you for stopping by today. And good luck if you're planning on pulling a few April Fool's pranks on your friends.  We could all do with a laugh.  Here's to a fun-filled month, friends!



  1. This is gorgeous, just as it is! I agree though, it is hard to leave white space but you mastered it here!

  2. This is so Beautiful Asha...Loz

  3. This is great Asha! I love this card but I know what you mean about feeling like one is leaving it bare. That is hard for me also but you rose to the challenge and succeeded

  4. Such a beautiful CAS creation sweetie. It is a real stunner.

  5. Simply gorgeous image Asha and perfectly coloured.
    Love how you've used the CBS set and thanks so much for linking up at AAA Cards and Less is More. Sarah x

  6. this is absolutely my fav CAS card from you ASHA
    so simple
    so lovely coloring
    the placement on all is perfect
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this card...really a BEAUTY
    hugs, Monika

  7. A fabulous CAS card Asha, perfectly executed. Carol x

  8. Love your beautiful tulips! Great card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  9. LOVE this card, so Super lovely and gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us all in the AAA Cards '"Easter Colors" Challenge!

  10. Well I think you've definitely cracked CAS card creation - this is just so beautiful! Be warned it gets addictive and soon you'll love all that white space. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

  11. Beautiful CAS card! I would have the same problem as you - all that white space scares me, LOL!

  12. Beautiful!! Such a classy CAS card. Love the inked edges and stitching and the sequins, such great details for a clean design.

  13. What a super card Asha, a great combo of challenges and a lovely simple layout!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. This CAS thingy scares the hell out of me too lol. This is gorgeous sweetie xx

  15. No need to be scared of did it beautifully! Perfectly, I think! This is quite beautiful and perfectly springy! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  16. Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

  17. What a pretty CAS card and the white space showcases your design to perfection!
    Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
    Less is More

  18. What a wonderful card Asha. Happy Easter x

  19. Gorgeous colouring on your flowers and I love the stitched frame and perfectly placed sequins! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  20. Goergeous! Thanks for sharing your lovely creativity this week with us at CASology!!

  21. Going out of your comfort zone worked well! I love this card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards!


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