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15 March 2009

Still living outside the box!

I stated yesterday on my Copic Challenge post, that I was living outside my "norm" making that card. Well, I've done it again! Literally FORCED myself to. I've actually been working on the basics of this card for nearly a month. Had the card base, background papers, even the focal all picked out. I just couldn't for the life of me figure out what to put with it. My mojo hadn't left the building, even though I was ill, as witnessed by the other cards I've managed to crank out. I think the thing that killed me was the COLOR SCHEME that I chose for this one. Yellow and orange --DEFINITELY something I don't normally do! *LOL* I must admit that I'm happier with the card today, compared to two weeks ago. Anyway, here's how it turned out, so you tell me what you think...
The card base is a 5"x7" wheat-colored card from K&Co; background paper is from a mat pad from ProvoCraft; image is from PC Crafter (Kate Merkley's "Dance & Cheer"); colored with my Copic Sketch markers; cut with my largest classic oval Nestabilities; yellow chalking on the background; orange ink from Studio G that I picked up back in October around the edges of the card & the oval.

The lettering is my "Gift Box" Thickers in uncolored chipboard. I used Copic YR04 to color.

I got these cute little flowers on a bush stem at Wal-Mart for something ridiculous like 75 cents. Peeled them off the stems, glued a few down with my Tombow aqua, & placed some rhinestones in the centers.

Like I said, I'm stretching outside my normal routine, but I'm kinda proud of the fact that not only am I willing to try something a little bit different, I'm actually happy with how it turns out! Now I'm off to cut some fabric and do a bit of embroidery. My DH attended the wedding of one of his biker brothers yesterday & he's asked me to stitch and frame their wedding certificate. I'll make a card to go with it & as soon as it's ready to view, I'll be sure to share.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great rest of your day!!


Sharron said...

Love your card & your dancing girl, Sis! You did a great job on the colors & letter/flower placement. It all goes very well together! Cudos!


Andrea said...

Great card! I love the colours you used.

Hugz~Dixie said...

Very cute little girlie. I like the added bling to the flowers.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is so so sweet!! Just love your dancing girl and the words to go with it are fabulous! TFS! :)

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