Saturday, July 31, 2010

Signs of Peace

Ooh, I feel groovy! I was having fun looking around blogland yesterday, and came across mention of the Signs of Peace challenge over on Moxie Fab World...

Initially, I drew a blank, and was going to skip this one...but after looking at the great entries so far, they brought to mind a machine embroidery design from a hip company I love; Urban Threads, called Green Peace...

So I used the design and the challenge as inspiration for this card, and here is the result!

peace challenge

I took four types of patterned paper (from My Mind's Eye) and used my cricut (Wild Card) to cut leaf shapes then crumpled them and adhered them in the shape of the peace sign. I found the perfect background and sentiment stamps in my April 2010 Unity KOM.

I think it turned out pretty well...maybe if I try it again I'll use several different sizes of leaves...what do you think?

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tilt a Whirl Challenge

Fun, fun, fun! There is a challenge over at the Cardmaker's message board to tilt the main image and sentiment on your card...and we're getting dizzy over there!

Then there is also a challenge on the Moxie Fab World blog to make an elegant card...they are showcasing their new special issue, Card Style...and you have a chance to win too if you play along!

I based my card off a Mojo Monday sketch from 2009 and tried to add lots of texture with scoring and dry embossing.

elegant thanks

Of course, I inked the edges...(don't I always?) But other than that I tried not to fancy it up too much...I was going for 'elegant'...did it work?

As far as what I used...the cardstock is Die Cuts With a View, the patterned paper is Miss Elizabeth's (from the Dollar Tree), the embossing folders are paisley and script from Provocraft, and the stamps are from my favorite new company The Stamps of Life, this is just a couple of pieces of their very versatile Thanks2you set.

Thanks for looking!