Saturday, June 10, 2017

Playing Along With Challenges


I enjoy doing the online challenges with my cardmaking hobby. It is a great way to get the creative juices flowing! Sketches can be taken literally or they can be used as a jumping off point for something original. I am covering two challenges with my card today. The first one is the Craft Project Central's Creating Pretty Cards challenge. It is CPC72 and you can visit their site by clicking HERE. If you have a blog, you can join in and post to their site. Here is the sketch that was designed by Monika:


In addition, a new weekly challenge that has just been started is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Here is the first one that was created by fellow Pal, Peggy Noe ~



I chose to follow the far left column with gold, black, and baker's twine included on my card.


To make my card, I started with a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" base of Garden Green, then added a 5-1/4" x 4" layer of Basic Black. I topped that with a Garden Green print- 5" x 3-3/4" - from our new Christmas Designer Series Paper called Be Merry ~




Following the CPC sketch quite closely, I cut 4 strips of Gold Foil at 5/16" x 3-1/2", and one strip at 1/4"x 3-1/2". I glued them behind a 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangle of Basic Black and  adhered it to the card. Then I glued down a 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" piece of Whisper White.

I cut out two "love" sentiments from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, one in Basic Black and one in Gold Foil. I glued them together, offsetting them just a bit. I glued that to the white piece, then finished it off with Baker's Twine in the top left, and two (retired) black candy dots on the right.

Come on...play along! Choose a column - either vertical, horizontal, or diagonal - just like Tic Tac Toe, make your card, and post it HERE.

Have fun with this! I always get lots of great ideas from other stampers' entries through these challenges as well. And isn't that what's it's all about? Sharing our passion with others! I'm looking forward to seeing what you enter!

Have a great weekend!

Karen

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10 comments:

  1. I "love" your card, Karen! Great job combining both challenges and using Christmas paper. I never think to use holiday paper in other ways. So glad you joined the 1st TTTC challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Rosanne! I love these challenges, so I'm happy to see this one started.

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  2. Karen, I am so glad you played along with the TTTC!! Way to go with an awesome card! Thanks for encouraging others and including the link!!You are so talented and such an inspiration!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie! Looking forward to more of these challenges!

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  3. Wow, Karen, your card is spectacular! I love the way you offset the die-cut "love." And the Garden Green makes the gold and black just pop! Thank you so much for playing with us for our first Tic Tac Toe Challenge ~ so good to have you!

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    1. Thanks, Peggy! I'm very excited about this tic tac tow challenge! Fun, fun!!

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  4. Hi Karen - so glad you joined us in the first Tic Tac Toe challenge. Love how you combined both challenges into one design - so fun!

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  5. Very pretty Karen. Love the gold with the green paper... the die-cut word looks nice as the focal point. Thank you for using the June sketch at CPC.

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  6. I, too, really like the gold with the green patterned paper--it's a striking combination. You did a great job with Craft Project Central's Sketch Challenge #72!

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