I think, every once in a while, we tend to reach a plateau in any creativity field. And ofcourse, most of the time, alittle challenge can get us motivated. This time, I was challenging myself with several folds and features. A little if-she-can-do-it-why-not-me inspiration is really healthy and infact essential at times. This past weekend, I wanted to get out of my lazy couch and play with some magic. I tried out different techniques and different folds in card making. Sometimes, we get too hung up on the challenges scenario, that most cards get created solely for serving only one purpose. I wanted to break that mold ~ and break I have done !!! I have tried to create something I just felt like with elements and colors and features that I felt I wanted to add. I really hope you guys like it.
Some of the objectives, I had in my agenda were, to try out spotlighting, (was’nt sure, I could do it, but I am pleased with the first times results) Joy fold card, Tag card, back fold card, gate card and a couple more. Over the week, I’ll keep adding them here. Please do revisit.
I am really pleased with all of them but I want to get back to experimenting with more designs and added features. Ok, so thats that.
This scarlet card is naturally for a daughter. Ofcourse an easel card in red base with some very pastel green and white swirls and flower designs in the pattern paper. The couch and the girl have been cut out and are a digi stamp. A ribbon, bow, metal heart, couple of brads and 5 gorgeous paper flowers complete this card. Border lace punch and a heart warming sentiment, “Daughter, You’re the end of my rainbow, my pot of gold.”
I am a complete emotional fool and so I hear; most creative people are !!! So the first time, I read this sentiment a couple of months back, I was really overwhelmed with a real maternal love for my boys. We really do tend to forget with the routine, school, soccer, house chores etc, how truly precious and valuable these little beings are. Really what matters most in life are not things but people. And at THAT, especially those we have bought into this world.
There is one mother who will have moist eyes presenting this card to her prized child and one -young- very- pleased girl receiving this card.
I am so fortunate that I am involved in a field which is all about art and expressing feelings and bringing people closer. What say ??
Here is My Pot of Gold Card.
Okay, so now lets see if this card qualifies any challenges !
Card Cupids – buttons or ribbons – use punches or dies
Incy Wincy Designs
Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – For the Girls*
Altered Alice (M, SIO) – Dress form or Change in Form
I Did It Creations – Anything Goes
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Use Green
Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Use dies
Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Hearts
Twisted Sketches – Heart
Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) – anything goes
Mami Doodles – (2W, SIO, JFF) – flower card
Simply Create – (2W) – bold & bright
Totally Papercrafts – use a digi
Wags ‘n Whiskers – (2W, SIO) – punches
Charisma Cardz – (3E) – Spring has sprung
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – anything goes
Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) – dots
Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) – anything goes
The Outlawz – Prisma & Other Mediums – (no Copics) – anything goes;
Play Date Cafe – combined challenge with CASE Study; COLOUR (see below
Shelly’s Images – (SIO) – show us what you got/anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – use a punch
Creative Cottage – (2W) – fabulous florals / lots of flowers
Forgotten Scraps – (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
Paper Pretties – card for a child
Digital Tuesday – (include a digital element) – Use a die cut
My Time To Craft – (JFF) – circles
Scrap-Creations – Spring Fever
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
Desert Island Crafters – (2W) – , Border Punch, Only one pattern paper, Red, Swirls, Sparkle
Catered Crop (2W) – Recipe challenge
- Colors – Anything Goes!
- Stamps – Aprons, images from the kitchen
- Embellishments – ribbon
- Tools – border punches or die cuts
- Shapes – Squares
- Color Mediums- distress ink and normal color markers
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day 🙂