Monday, August 8, 2011

How Creative!

Well I suggested that it would be good if you stepped outside the box as you created for this challenge and that's exactly what some of you did!   From scrapbook pages to sewing, for some of you it wasn't what you traditionally did.  Well done!  We can get comfortable doing what we always do and never try something new.  That's what this challenge is supposed to cause you to do....try a new thing at the same time...have fun!
Linda and I wondered how each person would interpret the colours we put forward.   Would you would use mainly black and white, or whether they would be just a touch of colour with the colour of your choice being most predominant. 
Well we had some of both, and here they are for
your enjoyment.

Lisa's card beautifully highlights one flower in the colour of her choice.  Love the stitching along the bottom too.  Must ask her if she did it with the new stitching tool.

Angela is predominantly a scrapbooker, but she made this fun and cheerful card whilst away on vacation!   Easier to manage than a scrapbook page, how we do love to craft! The checks make such a cheery summer card don't they.

Christine tells me she has never stitched before, so she was stepping outside her box in creating this card.  She used a Martha Stewart all around the page punch to create the flower.

Bernice used neon green as the mat and stitching on her card and it really pops with the black and white.  Like the way she stamped the greeting along the stem of the flower too.

Lisa made a gorgeous flourishy card here and chose to "stitch" the ribbon through the card.  Neat idea. Do you see the bling...WOW!

Bev created a simple yet stunning silhouette card with just a touch of bling on the flower accents and the lower border where she stitched.  Very effective.

Another card made while on vacation.  Di used an Impression Obsession background stamp and heat embossed it in white on black.
The touch of stitching on the side of the card just sets the focal point off.

In creating this card, Lisa had a fairly even balance of black, white and her colour.  The faux stitching around the edge of her focal point draws your eye to it, and just a touch of bling this time to hold the greeting in place.

Tammy loves to make scrapbook pages that she can give to friends and they can just pop the photos into.  The combination of colour here is quite effective, and the stitching under the banner is quite lovely.  Nice use of the corsage pins in the top left too.

 I've never seen any of Bernice's scrapbooking before as she seems to be predominantly a cardmaker.  However she has great talent here too.  The orange she chose draws your attention to Nick's tie and pocket handkerchief beautifully.  Don't you love the pretty little rosebud at the top left too.

So there you have the first entries into this month's blog challenge

Were you thinking of entering,but haven't got around to it yet?  Though I forgot to tell you the closing date of the challenge, fortunately Linda put it into the newsletter last week.  Just in case you missed it though, you have until closing on Monday next week, August 15th.

To all of you who asked.  My sister in law Di and I had a lovely time crafting together and were able to get all of the wedding "stuff" done that she had in her mind.   In saying that, we had lots of time to enjoy other things too.  Di joined us for a card class and crop at the store.  Terry (my brother in law) had an overnight fishing trip with the guys near Parry Sound where he met most of our mosquitos up close and personal.  We had an evening meal at the horse race track in Barrie and the guys went to the car races another night.  We hadn't realised we'd never taken them to the Marine Railway near Coldwater, so a pleasant afternoon was spent there too, with a side trip to see a lovely roadside garden.  There were swimming times and a picnic at Boyer's beach , a boat cruise, glow in the dark mini golf and a lovely dinner at the Mandarin in Barrie to celebrate both Terry and Di's birthdays, so lots of fun packed into three short weeks.  The only thing we didn't do that we planned was a morning at Gravenhurst farmer's market, we were rained out for that.


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