Monday, 3 February 2014

Project 131: Craft buddy challenge


Claire and I decided to do a remote playdate where we picked a color and sketch combo for the other person to complete.

Here's my combo:

This was my first attempt:


As you can tell, it took me a bit of effort to get right as I struggled with the sketch more than I thought I would! First of all, this paper was so busy that I didn't use an image but it feels a bit naked with such a small sentiment. But it looks cute with the scallop punch with is a Knock-Out one from NYC. The paper is from a Recollections cherry blossom set and I think it's gorgeous. I blinged up a couple of the arks with gold and then used a gold and teal ribbon to bring it out. The orange lace paper is also Recollections, from the Femme Fatale set.

With the candies it's ok but I gotta say, it was a lot of effort to not love it. And a challenge card deserves better. So I decided to go for another try. 

So this is version 2: 
Now this is much better! The image is from a digi set from Claire and I thought it looked great with the colors. The orange paper is scallop punched with a Martha border punch and the strip of purple is embossed with a swirly embossing folder that Claire found for me in an AC Moore sale. I added the gems and candies over the My Mind's Eye Denim Shop card blank - another piece that I found in a sale with Claire. Finally I added some Hippie Chic card for the banner and I was done.

UNTIL....


I found this cute typewriter topper and thought it was too perfect. The arrow was from the same set and I normally don't get chipboard toppers but I thought the modern shapes and colors were really nice.

I used an orange paper from yet another Recollections packs (I came home with four 12x12 stacks between Thanksgiving and Christmas...I know, I can't buy paper for a year...) and the purple is actually the same as above with the same swirl embossing as I thought that was really nice. I added some purple buttons from the last $20 challenge with Claire and topped with the "sent with love" stamp you see there which I found in a really strange set in my collection. Perfect with the XOXO greeting in the typewriter I think.

Really good challenge though given the latest one we've set ourselves this may be a walk in the park...!



2 comments:

  1. I have a similar blah feeling about something I have just made..it hurts a bit when you feel like that..So much effort to not really like your own stuff! I love no.3 too, but no.2 has a special place in my heart. I am totally bolding up the colour choices on the flowers with that Stamp, now you have shown me how! Roll on the next challenge. Cx

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    1. Totally disappointing not to love it after all the effort. But never mind, these things happen! That's why we have so much craft stuff - to try again. And also why we have neighbours and extended family to take the oops cards!

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