Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lots More Participation for the Challenge - Are You In?

Stay with me on this post because it's long given that I took time out to smell the roses.  You'll find it worth the read if you do.

  Christine's entry makes good use of her scraps of patterned paper which she's assembled together as her focal point.  The colour of the border as well as both the card base and centrepoint anchor and complement the many colours of the central focal point.  The gem in the centre is a nice touch too. 

Now who would have thought these colours would be condusive to Hallowe'en?  Madison has nicely incorporated a Cuttlebug folder in the background to bring the fall flavour of Hallowe'en into this card.

Bernice's card makes you want to run and get your flip flops out and enjoy the sunshine.  This would be a lovely summer card to receive.

Diane has employed a number of techniques in her lovely card.  She's cut her focal piece out with an oval Spellbinders Nestability, but left the die on as she inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  She's also used a white pen to draw your eye to the scallops.  The border punch gives balance to the card and supports the birthday greeting.

Madison appears to have been inspired by her greeting and has die cut a number of birds to follow that theme.  I like the way the border punch was used to give the picket fence concept.

Carol has a lovely summer theme going here.  I love butterflies so this one sets my creative juices flowing.  Love the way the border punch became the trellis work for the flower to cling to.

Would you like to be the bride that receives this card?  What a fun theme Becky has used for a wedding card. 

Madison has put her challenge colours together well in this card.  The use of black to solidify and anchor the colours was very effective.

Bernice used her border punch well in this card as the background to her cottage scene.  You can almost smell the mountain air as you look at it!

Becky made a lovely shower/baby card ensemble for her interpretation of the blog challenge.  What a great card for a Mom-to-be or a new Mom.  Did you spot her border punch on the pocket trim?  How subtle was that.  It shows that you don't have to use much to folow the rules of the challenge.
Carol once again used butterflies as her theme with the focus more on the butterfly this time than on the vines it's resting on.  We see the same border punch, but now giving the illusion of a fence rather than a trellis.

We again have the Hallowe'en theme going on here.  (Can you tell a Mom and daughter were working on their challenges together...LOL).  Becky has used the Fall Cuttlebug folder in the background and then added some fun die cuts in front of the fence, with some scary stuff hanging down. A fun card.

Yvonne learned at one of our classes how to use the border punch to edge her card for a different effect.  Her subtle use of the colour yellow on both the edes of the card and for the body of the butterfly are very effective.

The design and creation of a card takes time to come to fruition particularly when there are many elements to it.  Lynda has used a number of different techniques in her card here.  From Cuttlebug to background stamping fill and the oh so slightly visible ribbon at the bottom giving another texture to this card.  Not to miss the interesting cut out of the birthday saying either.

Well I know this posting has been long, but hopefully well worth the read through with many elements to inspire you in your creativity too.
Don't forget that there's only a couple more days if you're wanting to enter this challenge.  It closes on Monday July 11th at 5:00pm.


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