Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #1–You Rock My World!

Hello Again!

The day has finally come for our very first Cutting Edge Challenge – to say that I am EXCITED is an understatement!!!  I can’t wait for you all to play along, so let’s get to it, shall we?!


Okay, here’s the gig!  We were to be inspired by this AH-MAZING project created by Jackie Rockwell in some way, and include die-cutting (any and all forms accepted) in our design!  There’s so much about this project to be inspired by, right?!  Here’s what I created:

CEC1 - You Rock My World

Can you see where I took my inspiration?  My sentiment was computer generated and printed onto white linen cardstock, and then die cut using the Stitched Mats: Rectangles.  I then die cut a circle from the center of the front panel.  I created a couple of water-color-wash panels using my Peerless Water Color In A Bottle – be still my heart!!  The vibrancy of these water colors is mind blowing!  I used the Light Green and Sky Blue bottles.  Then I did a partial die cut using one of the new dies from My Favorite Things called You Mean the World to Me.  I die cut it twice – once out of the green water colored panel, and again out of the blue water colored panel.  I trimmed out the blue water colored panel to fit behind the front image panel, and punched out the “land masses” and replaced them with the green water colored pieces.  Everything was popped up with dimensional tape.  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The two winners of the $25 Avery Elle gift certificates are being announced;
  • Our first Guest Designer, Kay Miller, is sharing her amazing take on the challenge;
  • The first half of the The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty spectacular;
  • The rules and regulations of the Challenge are listed; and
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

So, what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Thanks so much for dropping by again today!  Have a great weekend!


KayM said...

Karolyn this is phenomenal!! I loved reading how you did this and as soon as I leave your blog I am checking out this Peerless Water color in a bottle! Now that looks and sounds intriguing!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog and for making my time as guest designer so fabulous!! Hugs and happy weekend! :)

Lalo said...

COOL card!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful design! This die from MFT is on my wish list, love how you used it!

Geri said...

WOW - your world is sooooooo cool. And those inks....yep - another addition to that 'must have' product list!

Fabulous card Karolyn! Now I'm off to my craft desk (it's pouring cats & dogs outside) to play along with the the first Cutting Edge Challenge!

Jean said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And the watercoloring of the earth is fantastic. Really original take on the inspiration card. (I tend to be so literal!!)

Niki G said...

Gorgeous watercoloring!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh my this is amazing! I had to come and say hi and find out how you did this card! Now you have enabled ME with a die! hehe

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this Karolyn! Your world with the bottled watercolouring is awesome! I must check this out as after seeing your card, I have ordered this MFT die :)
Thank you for the inspiration!