Thursday, 1 August 2013

Lulupu Challenge #15 - Weather or not..

Hola crafters..

Nikita here and I am going to reveal a brand new challenge. On second thoughts, the post title does much of the revealing even before I begin typing (rather, you begin reading.) We have got to do something about that :P

Anyhoo, this month we want you to create magic on your projects. Notice how we said projects and not cards?? That means you can create anything you want!!!! As long as....

Challenge #15 - Qualification Guidelines 
{General Guidelines here}

1. Create a card, layout, altered project, tag, 3D project... absolutely anything, that depicts the weather
It may be the weather you are currently experiencing or you could choose to show Summer, Spring, Winter, Autumn, or the Rains, on your project. You could also create a view of some place like the beach or the mountainside with a sparkling river and boats on them or a clear starry summer sky. {Enough ideas from me. I need to shut up!)

2. However, the project must show a scene and not just one element of the weather
For example, one snowflake on your project, will not equal a winter scene. Similarly, one umbrella, will not equal a rainy scene. Paint a picture for us (so to speak).. think of your project as a canvas and go crazy.

3. (This one is the most important one) If in doubt, check with us!! :P
It breaks our heart to see beautiful projects that don't fit the challenge theme. So if you are confused about this, leave us a comment here or write to us at hello@lulupu.com with your questions before you start work and one of us will get in touch with you to help you out. Simple! :)

And guess what the winner is going to be able to lay their hands on???
THIS!!!
Rather, THESE!!! {Silently drools... :P}
If I could have played along, for this, I really would.

Let's not talk about what I can't do. What I can do, is show you what I did. Now, ever since I made this card for BGC's The Sky is the Limit Challenge and I outlined the clouds with Stickles, I wanted to make a 'Every Cloud has a Silver Lining' type of a card. And with the rains pouring down here in Mumbai for the past few weeks, bam, I could mix both and make a card for this challenge.

I think this is the first sad card I have made and I hope I don't have to use it ever, but I think it's cute enough to actually cheer someone up if they are feeling low. :)

I made a sky background on my card using a cloud stencil that I made out of card stock and instead of making the clouds bright, I made them dark using Pumice Stone Distress Ink instead of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I then cut out some clouds using the cute Puffy Clouds Memory Box Die and outlined EVERY SINGLE CLOUD with Stickles. How else could I justify the sentiment??? :P

Just the clouds with the silver lining would look empty and not a 'scene.' So I added a few more things in the mix.. Quilled Raindrops, to start with.. :)


Then, I wanted to say "Hang in There" and I did that literally, by making an umbrella hang upside down, taking its support on a die-cut cloud and having a racoon peek out from it.. Don't believe me? Look at this!!


Both, the Umbrella as well as the Racoon are stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink on PP and fussy cut. The umbrella also involves a bit of paper piecing using leftover PP. I then mounted them on foam squares (cut to a smaller size wherever necessary) and adhered them to the card. :)

And now for the sentiment. Obviously, I didn't have a stamp set that said what I wanted. So I printed the sentiment out.. :D


And here's the complete card. Simple and quick :)



Here are the products I used to create this card.. :)





I hope this was inspiring enough. If not, the rest of our team will be here soon to show your some more cool stuff. Once you're ready, we would love for you to join us by linking your entry to the list below. Leave us a comment when you've added your entry and we will hop on over and leave you some love!! You have till the end of the month to play along. The list will close at 11:55 PM IST on August 31, 2013. :)

Have a nice day!!
Love,
Nikita... :)


39 comments:

  1. I loved ur card nikita....sentiment is toooooo cute!! tx for such a creative challenge :)

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    1. Thank you Shivani... Eagerly waiting to see your creation for this challenge.. :)

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  2. adorable card nikita and nice theme

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    1. Thank you Shylaashree.. Hope to see you play along!! :)

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  3. Absolutely fun card! Love love the Racoon hanging in there :)

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    1. Thank uuuu!!!!! :D :D I hope to see you play along too... ;) ;)

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  4. beautiful card Niki...love love love the elements

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    1. Thanks Saumya... Glad you stopped by... Are you playing along?? Would love to see your take on this theme.. :)

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  5. The card is beautiful! Please do teach us how to make that beautiful sky bg:)

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    1. Thanks Narmadhaa... Currently, there's an issue with my tripod.. I have added this to my list.. When the issue has been rectified, I will surely do a video tutorial on this.. In case I forget, don't hesitate to remind me.. ;) :P

      Hope to see you play along.. :)

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  6. Such a beautiful card and so tastefully done.Absolutely lovely.

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    1. Thank you Pallavi... Hope to see you play along!! :)

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  7. Fun challenge and a super cute card Niki!

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    1. Thank you Indira... :) :) It'll be fun to see former Lulu Poohs playing along.. Do try and make something.. Eagerly waiting to see what you come up with :)

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  8. This is really cute...the challange is challenging too!

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    1. Thanks Rupa!! Hope to see your creation in the list! :)

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  9. What a fabulous card Nikita ..I love the way you have included quilling and stamping together and the sentiment is just awesome :) ..Love the challenge too :)

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    1. Thank you Hussena for your lovely words.. My cards don't turn out as pretty as yours, but I try to mix and match... And since Quilling was my first step into crafting, I always try to include that whenever possible.. :)

      And obviously, I would love to see what you create for this challenge... I am hoping you will participate.. :)

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  10. beautiful card Nikita :-D I am getting inspired to participate in the challenge :)

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    1. Thank you Dipti... I am humbled that I could inspire you.. and that was the idea behind this.. Waiting to see your entry in our collection.. :)

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  11. This card is fabulous Nikita! I love the clouds background, the color palette and how you have bought the story together :)

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    1. Thanks Ujjwal... I had this in mind for quite a while.. I was happy to get the opportunity to execute this idea.. :) As I mentioned to Indira, it would be great to see your work here too.. :)

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  12. Wonderful card, really! And so original.

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  13. Beautifully done card Nikita ! I loved the clouds with silver lining and the cute racoon !

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    1. Thank you!! Hope to see you play along!! :)

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  14. Fabulous Niks...will surely join this ! :)

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    1. Thank you Bipssss!!! So glad you participated here.. Heading over to your blog to see what you whipped up!! Thanks for playing along!! :D

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  15. Hi Nikita,
    Very beautiful card. Loved the sky background with quilled rain drops. Also I have linked my project to this challenge. Hope it fits the theme and everyone likes it :)

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    1. Hi Hima.. Thank you. :) And thank you for participating.. :)

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  16. What a lovely card Nikita...love the way you've created a monsoon feel in the card...looking forward to playing along!

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    1. Thank you, Divya... We are looking forward to you playing along as well.. :)

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    2. Lovely card and great challenge, I have submitted my entry.. hope it suits the theme ;)

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  17. I have finally submitted the entry. Hope i meet the criteria

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  18. An inspiring card for an equally inspiring challenge! Submitted my first ever entry to any challenge.. Fingers crossed!

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  19. beautiful card.. thx for shairing the details....

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