No Limits for GDP018

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Oh my gosh!  Where did last week go?  Another Global Design Project challenge has been and gone and I’m excited to tell you I was one of the chosen winners for GDP017 with my diamond shine card!  Woop! Woop!  Such fun!

A Sketch Challenge

This week’s challenge is a sketch:


I’ve been wanting to use the adorable little bi-plane from the free Sale-a-Bration set called Sky is the Limit and had an image in my mind of the plane flying through the circle, so that’s where I started.  I did tweak the sketch a little but I think it’s still pretty close.

Choosing Colours

I have seen the plane stamped in black, blue, grey and brown and wondered what colours they are in real life.  So I Googled bi-plane images (as you do …).  I came across this image, which inspired my little red bi-plane:


I love how the red plane and it’s white contrail stand out against the vivid blue sky.  I found my colours!  Pacific Point for the card base, Real Red for the plane and Whisper White are the colours I decided on.  Here’s my card:

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I stamped the plane in Real Red and used clear embossing powder to make it shine, added black to the tyres and silver to the propeller.  Although you can’t really see it in the photos, I also added some glitz to the propeller and the bottom of the clouds with the clear Wink of Stella pen.  It adds a lovely sparkle and it’s so easy to use.

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The “congratulations” sentiment comes from the perennial Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.  The “Sky is the limit” sentiment and the clouds are from the Sky is the Limit stamp set.

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If you’d like to enter the challenge or just soak up some more inspiration, click the GDP image above to go to the challenge webpage.

Thanks for stopping by today.


6 Responses

  1. Linda Vich

    Very nicely done! Love the red plane and the “burst” around it! I’ve been playing with this set as well and it’s one of my favourites!

  2. Brian King

    Couldn’t love the red plane more – what a great pop against the blue background! Love this card. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project Sketch Challenge!

  3. Teneale Williams

    WOW! Gail this card is totally FUN. I adore the plane coming out of the card, I would never of thought of that.

  4. Kylie Bertucci

    How fun! I love this card Gail. Love the colours and the way you have torn the paper as if it has gone through. Awesome. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! And congrats on your win last week.

  5. Paula Dobson

    Another awesome card from you Gail! Love the punch through with the Bi-plane. I feel like it has flown right through the card. Congratulations on your win last week too – well deserved. Thanks so much for playing at Global Design Project with us!

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