Challenge the World

#141 {Around the World} Challenge

After concentrating on Christmas for most of this week, I needed a change in pace. The reminder to play in the Card Concept challenge was in my mailbox and that inspired me to do this card. Several things in the photo inspired my ideas, the books, flowers and the globe and I ended up with this layered card. I’ve had the world die by Sissix for a long time and don’t use it much, so decided that should be part of my design. As I don’t have any book stamps I went to the internet and found some free stock photography which I printed and then cut out the elements I required. I cut the stack down to 3 books as the original was a bit too big. Card front is Peach Bellini from GKD and the vase and flowers are from one of her stamp sets called Vogue Vases. I fussy cut these images out after colouring them with pencils. PP is a scrap piece left over and used to ground the books and vase. I cut part of the world off as it was also too big for this design. Added all of this to the black background and then added the sentiment strips from an Tim Holtz Idea-ology pad. I wanted something to reflect knowledge and the world and these worked the best. Finished it off with some iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia. A nice bonus is I actually like the finished card.

22 thoughts on “Challenge the World

  1. What a great design. The books really turned out great. Love the globe die. You did a nice job on the water in the vase of flowers. I’d say you really nailed the challenge my friend.

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    1. Thanks a lot Judy – initially I used a Sakura pen that has a bit of shine to do the water and then coloured around it with a light blue pencil.


  2. Awesome design, Johanna. That globe die with the books turned out beautifully. Finished off with the vase of flowers belongs in a study. Well done.

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  3. I just love how you made the inspiration photo your own. Great graphic feel, great colors, and great design! So glad to see this at the Card Concept challenge!

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