June 3, 2013

Gallery Idol Round #2

Dear Friends,
 I am still in shock over making into the Gallery Idol Top 20. 
Here is my project for round #2.
 The theme for round #2 is “DEFINING DAD” 
Here is my card for round #2

After a bit of deliberations, I wanted a card which is lively and cheerful yet masculine. So I went for Teal, Mustard, Orange, Coral and Grey colours. They are cool and trendy too. Secondly, defining dad made me think of characteristics of a dad. So I asked my children. But I gave them Papertrey Ink’s Top 10 Stamp Set and Top 10 Additions Stamp Set. This set has cool adjectives to describe anybody for that matter. They literally pick most of the adjectives:). That was easy. Then I stamped and cut out all masculine images from Lets Face it stamp set from The Craft’s Meow and “#1 DAD” from Masculine Graphic Tee Stamp Set from MFT. The grid background is using the Pretty Perfect Grid background Stamp from The Market Street Stamps. And then the card came together. I love graphics of a man using the hat, glasses, goatee and the collar & tie in black against the colourful adjectives that describes him.I am in love with this card. This card uses purely stamps, inks and cardstock to get a clean, simple and bold effect which is my style.
Hope you like it and if you do, please vote for me:)
Here is the link to website to see all the cards. You are in for a treat:) 
Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. fabulous typographic card. love those fun hat, glasses, goatie.

  2. Fabulous!!! Love the fun father image with the cheerfully colored adjectives!

  3. Great take on “defining Dad.”

  4. Your card is fantastic!!

  5. love this!

  6. I think you have achieved your goal–cheerful, lively and masculine! AWESOME job! Good luck on this round, Gayatri!

  7. So very fun Gayatri! Love the mix/match of sentiments!

  8. Brilliant stamping, design, fussy cutting!
    It was hard to choose from all those great cards, but you have my vote! I love how it is so Cas and graphic and heartfelt with a bit of fun!

  9. Oh!!!! This card is amazing!! Love it so much Gayatri….

  10. Why are you in shock!!?? YOU ARE AMAZING and I KNOW KNOW KNOW you'll make it far in this competition! This card is evidence!! NICE WORK!!

  11. So happy to see you still in the running. I think you will go all the way! This is a fab card, and so much mixing and matching to come up with this awesome design, too.

  12. The stamping is stellar, Gayatri! The mix of colors you used looks fab, too!! Good luck to you!!

  13. This is fantastic, Gayatri!

  14. Good luck Gaytrai. Hope you make it through.

  15. Great card! Love the colours! Good luck!

  16. Love everything about this! ('sides my husbans sports a stache) so this has to get you places!

  17. Finally getting a moment to visit the group of 20!

    Love the colors, love the perfect & flawlessly stamped words and LOVE the manly image that you created! You are definitely destined for Round 3 with this amazing creation! Good luck!

  18. Ooooh….graphic AND typographic! I love it. The man on the card reminds me of Heisenberg from Breaking Bad. Have you ever seen that show?

  19. Oh Gayatri, this is truly amazing! I love the sentiments stamped that represent Dad. I was going to do a similar thing but let me tell you that it wouldn't have held a candle to this card! Love the face especially! So glad to be in Gallery Idol with you this year! Good luck my friend! x

  20. Oh my gosh, fantastic – love the stacked sentiments!

  21. Absolutely perfect!! Love all the stamping!

  22. This is fantabulous Gayatri! Good Luck!

  23. Awesome card Gayatri!! Perfect colour combo, great composition and love the manly graphics too!! Best of luck – I think we will be seeing you in the next round!!

  24. Gayatri, you officially rocked this challenge! You've named every single characteristic of a perfect dad, and the color palette and focal image are too cool for words! Wishing you the best in this and all future rounds!

  25. Awesome card Gayatri! The repeating words look fantastic! Good luck, I'm cheering you on. 🙂

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