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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Outside the Box -- FM186

*Totally thrilled to be chosen Rock Star for this card at the Friday Mashup!*

It's been cold out today and they've been warning that there will be flurries this afternoon.  Well, it's past evening and still no flurries but it's still cold.  I wonder what I'll wake up to.

It's days like today that make me happy to have a hobby that allows me to stay warm and cozy and yet fulfil myself by creating something new.  The paper arts allow so much freedom of expression.  I'm glad we found each other.  For the card on which I've been working today I chose the sketch challenge at the Friday Mashup

 and then combined it with the colour challenge offered by colourQ


As soon as I saw the colours, I knew exactly what I would be making to suit both challenges.  The pattern on the purse in the inspiration photo reminded me so much of that pretty Stampin' Up! Lovely Lace Textured Impressions embossing folder.  

For the Friday Mashup there are three ways to enter the challenge:  simply create a project using the sketch OR create a project that includes "a surprise element, something you wouldn't expect to see on a card/or an unexpected embellishment" OR combine the two in one project.  And so I chose to combine the two:  I followed the sketch and I also added a surprise element.  One look at the card and you'll know what it is.


     Stamp sets used:  Gorgeous Grunge, Good Greetings
     Inks used:  Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
     Cardstock:  Naturals White, Whisper White, Early Espresso
     Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Lovely Lace embossing folder, Blender Pen,
                 Stampin'  Markers, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive,
                 Modelling Paste, paint brush.

For more cards featuring this sketch, check out The Friday Mashup!

For more cards using this colour scheme, check out colourQ.

The Friday Mashup! is also having a Design Team call and I've decided to try out.  Fingers crossed for me, okay.  Thanks.

12 comments:

  1. I love this! I was just getting ready t make a card using SU's "Work of Art," and I was going to add a paint brush. You beat me to it! Your card is fantastic...love the colors, too!

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    1. Hi Kim. Thanks so much for those kind words. I kept thinking paint brush and stayed up until the wee hours to get this card done. Funny how that goes. I wouldn't have been able to sleep otherwise.

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  2. Heidi- I love your post about paper crafting- it is my friend as well- keeping me company all the time! I absolutely love your card- an awesome use of the CQ colors and the terrific MASH UP! Thanks for playing along and applying for DT:)

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    1. Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, Cindy. I really appreciate them.

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  3. I agree with your sentiments about paper crafting! It's definitely like a friendship.

    I love your card for this week's challenge. Absolutely wonderful interpretation! The paint brush is unexpected and brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Tara. I had such fun with this challenge. It was more play than work.

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  4. Your card is beautiful! You did an amazing job at coloring your card! Everything you did your card just pops!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thank you so much, Avery. The colour challenge with which I paired your challenge was the perfect compliment for it. It's such fun when it works out that way.

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  5. What a fabulously creative card! Love how you've coloured the embossing and that paintbrush is so unique! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy. As soon as I saw your challenge, I knew it would work with the sketch and my plan.

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    1. Thanks, Ter. It would be awful to mail but it's a really fun card.

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