Sunday, August 26, 2012

Crazy for a challenge

I was a little bit bored tonight, so I headed back to the craft room and looked for another challenge to do.  I decided to combine three challenges, for color, layout, and technique.  It's always fun to try to find some challenges that can work together, and I really had fun doing this one. First I went for the color, since I already had some of these colors on the table from the last challenge (not that I used any of that stuff in the end).  Colour Q Challenge #151 suggested using Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray, Basic Black and White (I used white inside).  Second, I liked the idea of using herringbone design suggested by the challenge #132 at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Looking at the graphic I had the idea to use herringbone paper, but then saw other cards using the paper piecing technique called herringboning.  Since I have been on kind of a state fair theme this week, I kept thinking of a quilt pattern.  I love the way they often choose some very bold colors, and back them with black, so I went with that idea.  Third challenge was deciding on a layout, and the one at  Sketch Frenzy Friday #712 was just what I needed.  I kind of liked adding the extra little matching stripes down the side, and I used them inside as well.   The paper I used is from the Brights Collection Paper Stack DSP.  This card was so much fun to make, until I come down to adding a sentiment. Unless I am making the card for somebody specific, I often have a hard time deciding on a specific sentiment.   I figured kind of a goofy card deserves kind of a goofy sentiment, and the wish big from Bring on the Cake was what I chose, and I'm not sure that was the right one to use, but decision made.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Make some creative time :)       Come back again soon.  
 Mary Alice
 
 

13 comments:

  1. So Cute!!! Love the great color combo!!! Love the POP of black!!! Great layers!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

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  2. what a great herringbone design! Your card looks so cohesive! LOVE IT! and thank you for playing along with us @ SFF. I'm glad we were a platform you could use to pull this card together!

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  3. I love that panel of herringbone, standing alone front and center, and that the sentiment is great, but doesn't compete with the colorful paper piecing. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

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  4. What a fun card, Mary Alice, love each layer and your design! Thanks for joining us this week at the colourQ.

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  5. Those chevrons are so striking. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

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  6. This card is too cute. I'm so glad you joined us at Colour Q this week.

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  7. From one Minnesotan to another, you hit the mark. Your card is so simple looking (though we both know that panel took some time!) but yet so striking lovely. So happy you joined us at HSS.

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  8. WOW! This card is simply divine. I love you herringbone background it's totally cool. The colors are also quite inspiring for me. Thanks for playing along with the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week. Smiles, Elizabeth

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  9. Awesome pattern! I love the colors and your card- thanks for playing along with us at HSS!!

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  10. I love the color combo & the design! I tend to shy away from bright colors, but I think you've inspired me :) So pretty!

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  11. Love the simplicity of your card. The paper really creates a striking herringbone. Thanks for joining us this week at HSS.

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  12. Wow, great card! Perfect combination of elements and all the challenges! Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

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