Monday, June 3, 2013

PAPER CRAFTS 2013 GALLERY IDOL - ROUND TWO






... never in a million years would I have imagined that I would be typing a Round Two post for the 2013 Paper Crafts Gallery Idol  I'm nervous, excited, anxious, but mostly humbled to be a midst this group of talented and creative crafters!

"Defining Dad" took me in several different directions, but the memories of the love and support that my dad provided, won out over all. Simply put, he was the anchor in my life. Almost scares me to think what might have been without his gentle guidance and encouragement! 

Nautical is such a cool trend right now. I love the ocean blue/green (yes in real life the color is aqua rather than light blue!) with the pop of red & navy.  The anchor is a free clip art image that I fussy cut (three layers), wrapped with a bit of baker's twine and embellished with a simple red heart and popped up with foam dimensionals. Unfortunately, the photo does not capture the lovely dimension either. The sentiment is computer generated.

To see the other amazing creations (and I mean A-Mazing!) just click on the link above.  Follow the links to vote for your favorite entry.

A big thank you to all my blogging buddies for your encouragement, well wishes, sincere support and enthusiasm that you have shared with me :)

Supplies:  SU - Night of Navy and Real Red; CTMH White; Aqua paper - my scrap bin ?

30 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! (and I love that I just happened to be back at my computer just in time for this to be posted!) So clean and PERFECT!

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  2. I am in awe!! This is perfection my friend! STUNNING! You go girl!

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  3. awesome card. Love the stripe background. We had the same theme. Good luck!

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  4. Geri: you have 100% "defined Dad" with this card, because as soon as I saw it, I immediately thought of *my dad* - which moves to the purpose - the essence - of your card. Anchors: yes, yes and yes! Supportive, keeping us from going too far adrift, holding us close (but not too tighly - there's always some 'play' in the rope); strength...all these things and more come to mind when I think of my dad - because of your single, solid, evocative image. Impressed? Only 1,000 X 1,000! A handsome, striking card, that really does touch the heart. Eyes misting...
    c

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  5. Congrats to you!!! I love this entry too!! I can't believe you fussy-cut an anchor - the layers are perfect!

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  6. OH. MY. GOSH!!! I love this. You have nailed this perfectly. Love these colors, the anchor, the twine, the stripes (clever with just a dash of red showing...!), and the sentiment. I'm just going with perfect, and on to the next round!!!!! Woohoo!!!! Bev

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  7. The perfect definition of a dad, Geri! It's such a strong yet subtle card, perfectly executed, and if I was allowed to vote, it would definitely get mine.
    Perfect - oh, did I say that already?

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  8. Beautiful!! Love the colors and I don't think I can fussy cut an anchor like you did!!

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  9. What ... CLUNK ... just a sec, Geri, I'm heaving my chin up ... it fell a looooong looooong way. Glorious colours ... love the strong blue and red with the soft aqua. Perfect single, simple anchor with it's perfectly twisted 'rope' twine. Lovely sentiment ... fits just right. I love it ... it's perfect! Off to vote! Anita :)

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  10. Geri you knocked it out of the park! I love this! Good luck!

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  11. This is simply awesome, Geri!! Good luck on this round!

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  12. Geri, this is such a sweet card!

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  13. So very excited for you, Geri! Wow! Those colors really make the anchor stand out and look so fabulous together. Your designs are so amazing that I can't to see what you do next.

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  14. Geri, this is so cool and love the designs!! LOVE it!!!

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  15. What an absolute thrill to see your cards in the stunning line-up at Gallery Idol, Geri, both Round one and Round two! I'm so proud of you for going for this, more than even for getting this far. The inspiration is in your work, certainly, but the true inspiration is that you had the guts to go for it! Fortunately, the judges for Round one recognized your extraordinary card artistry ~ something your friends have known all along!!

    I am positively in love with your card and think it is outstanding in the GI slideshow! I wish you all the best with Round Three!!

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  16. Geri, this is one amazing card...need to go and vote too. You are so talented and it is no surprise that you are in round two and will move on to round three. Congrats and good luck...

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  17. Your card is so striking--the graphic lines really stood out in the gallery to me. I had no idea that the anchor was a clip art image--that's some fabulous fussy cutting! Good luck!

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  18. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! Loved it the minute I saw it!! Super perfect and clean design with such a FUN sentiment! Good luck!

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  19. CAS and trendy! I love both. Great fussy cutting of the anchor. Love the sentiment. All the best:)

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  20. Terrific card Geri - great font, balance of color and embellishment - LOVE the red heart!

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  21. This card is so expertly done....every line is evenly spaced, the sentiment is perfectly placed, and talk about a more perfect color combination!! Love this so much! Good luck to you!

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  22. Well, I, for one, am not surprised one little bit that you are designing for ROUND 2 of Gallery Idol!!! You have a beautiful style, an eye for design and your card are gooooorgeous!!! And this one is no exception. Perfectly design, clean, eye-catching, and just the right amount of everything! I'm hopping on over to vote for you right now!!!!

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  23. Your card is fantastic, Geri! Love the clean lines! Congratulations on Round 2!!! Good luck!

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  24. LOVE this!! :) Best of luck to you!

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  25. Geri...this is such a beautiful card! PERFECTION!!! Good luck, my friend!!!

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  26. WAY TO GO, my dear, dear Friend! Here's wishing you the BEST OF LUCK!

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  27. Well, girl, what do you say to perfection?! This is absolutely PERFECT and so fitting for the "defining dad" prompt. The fresh color palette, the great graphic and masculine lines, and the strong sentiment and focal image are beyond brilliant for this challenge. I'm so incredibly proud of you, my friend. Proud of you for not just dipping your toe in, but jumping in head first! And you DID it! You know I'm rooting for you to win, just because it means that I'll actually get to meet you in person when you come to the CKC in Mesa! LOL Wishing you all the best in this and future rounds . . . I know you're going to go far, girlfriend. Like a rocket!

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  28. Geri - got up this morning, went directly to Gallery Idol results (even before making coffee) and ta dahhhh... there you are: a winner!! CONGRATS!! Excellent news - and looks like some fabulous products heading your way, too! Next step: stamping your own background! You can soooooo rock with this one (that's the one I used my husband's bike tire for...what was I thinking!). So excited for you!!!
    c

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  29. I'b l,twpal]y skeking sp cekm, I van harldu t[vp!! Whoa, start over. Geri, oh, Geri, my friend, my girl, my sister-in-craft, YOU DID IT!! YOU DID IT!! YOU DID IT!! YOU DID IT!! YOU DID IT!! Hello, get up! Why are laying on the floor! Get up!!

    I'm so incredibly proud of you and happy for you and excited to see what you do for the next round and, what, you get prizes, too? Oh lawsy, this is jest too beciting fer werds!!

    Hey, Mister, uncork that bottle ...!! Love ya, Darnell

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  30. Geri, this is a PERFECT design of a heartfelt, masculine design. I love each perfect element and how the design is so flawlessly executed! The kicker for me is the anchor and the perfecly looped twine...gorgeous card. Congrats to you my friend...I know we'll see more recognition coming your way...it's overdue! Love ya xx

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