Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2nd Round Gallery Idol 2014

These past days have been an upside-down for me. I was so surprised that I made into Gallery Idol 2014 finalist along with another 19 talented ladies. You can see the news here.  I didn't expect that 2nd round voting starts today (May 26th), as we only had 2 days to make a card with die cutting as main focus.

For those who doesn't know what Gallery Idol is, it is a card making contest created by Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine adopted from a famous American Idol TV show. The 20 finalists were selected and each week we are challenged to make something at any given specific theme. There will be an online voting to chose who will be able to go to the next round.

You can vote here. But first, you must create a user name. You don't have to make a new account if you have it from previous year. Anyway, voting starts Monday (26/May) through Thursday (29/May). This is what I made for the contest:
Here I combined manual die cuts and electronic. First I created a watercolor background with diluted distress ink and water. I trimmed that watercolor background into panel and manual die cut to create building compound using Hero Arts dies - Skyline. I also die cut from patterned paper to create clouds with my Silhouette and country landscape with Memory Box dies. Arrange every pieces, and finally stamp the sentiment.

Seriously, every single cards in the group are fabulous. Thank God I don't have to vote. However, if you feel like falling into my card, just vote for it. I really appreciate it. My card is at number 20.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Absolutely delightful scene! I love the warm colours that create a sense of a warm early morning in the city, and the watercolour look is to die for!

  2. The colors in this card are just gorgeous! Love how you used some of the windows in the same buildings but contrasting colors and the watercolored background is beautiful!

  3. This scene is just fantastic! I love all of the colors and the details. Good Luck!

  4. Love the colors in this scene so much! Beautiful!

  5. This is fabulous, Asty! Great use of dies and watercoloring! Good luck to you! May