Friday, 25 January 2013

Publication reject

I made a few cards earlier this month to submit to PaperCrafts Magazine for their call for submissions.  None of them were accepted, so I thougth I'd share them here, anyway.
The inside reads "Always there to cheer you after the storm"

I'll be sumitting this card to Less is More - Friends, as well as to Annette Witherspoon's blog hop for PaperCrafts "Contenders"  and CASual Fridays "Make your Mark" challenge.

Have a great day :)

***UPDATE - after a few comments asking how I did this, here's how I did this!  The front panel is watercolour paper - I put some swipes of distress ink (I used some ink pads and some markers) just on the left side of the paper.  Then I sprayed with water and let the ink bleed across the rest of the paper (trying not to let them bleed into each other too much).  I then let it dry before adding a few more blotches of water here and there.  

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful card - love the backround

    Kathyk

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  2. This is so pretty! LOVE the watercolor effect!!!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!! PC's loss is our gain! This fits perfectly with our challenge, thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. michelle this is fabulous even if there is not much white space

    Thanks for joining us
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  5. I think it is beautiful! Love the sentiment!

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  6. This is beautiful! The background looks amazing!

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  7. I love that inky background!
    Super Michelle,
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  8. absolutly stunning card....a firework of colors!

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  9. What a pretty background! Is that watercolor? Or inks?

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  10. This is absolutely STUNNING! I have no idea how you did it but I love it!

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  11. Absolutely striking! I love love the background, Michelle! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card!!

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  12. love that amazing looking background. beautifully done.

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  13. I soooooo so so much LOVE this card!!! How did you do the background? It's super cool!!! Just love everything about this one!!!

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  14. Love your card! So fun and bright!

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  15. The background is sooo neat. I love those watermark splotches! Thanks so much for joining The Contenders hop!!

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  16. That background is gorgeous - thanks for sharing how you made! Gotta give that a try :)

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  17. This is beautiful and I can't believe it didn't get picked up! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  18. Michelle, this background is so super fantastic! Thank you for the explanation on how you achieved this look!

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  19. This totally stood out in the CASual Fridays gallery - beautiful!

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  20. OMG! this is Fantastic. Awesome rainbow background. Love it, Michelle! Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

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  21. Woohoo! Congrats on your shout out over CAS-ual Fridays, Michelle!

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    1. Thanks, Virginia - I'm grinning from ear to ear! :D

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  22. Thank you for sharing how you did this scrumptious background, Michelle! Your CFC Contender honor is well-deserved and Paper Crafts was nuts to reject this!!

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  23. Thanks for the editing on the "how to" -- This is really a current trend I am surprised this didn't get picked up. On the other hand, I am glad WE got to see it! TFS

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  24. Love your card Michelle. It sure caught my eye on one of the pinterest pages.

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  25. I love watercolor, and your card is FABULOUS! thank you for the instructions on doing it. I have GOT to try this, although I'm sure mine won't turn out nearly this pretty! Beautiful idea, thank you for sharing with us!

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  26. Well I think it's awesome! I love watercolors and rainbows and this combo is so nice together!

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  27. I just saw this on Pinterest. The card is beautiful. As is the sentiment. I hope you had good luck with your submissions.

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