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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Challenges

I'm a little late posting today because I wanted to finish today's featured card which I started last night.  The title of my post is "Challenges," and part of the reason for that is because this card ambitiously fulfills FOUR of them (see below), but also because starting a card at night is a challenge which I don't think I'll be repeating for a while.  I do my best work during the day but I got behind yesterday and just HAD to make a card.  Or so I thought.  I can't tell you how much poor CS I butchered.  Things went wrong, I cut some more.  This didn't look right, I redid it.  It was like sinking in quicksand - the more I struggled, the deeper I sank.  So I finally left it alone to finish up this morning.  Of course things went wrong again and I redid them, but there you have it.  Sometimes the simplest things prove to be the biggest challenges.  I won't share the things I could have done to make this card better - they are always so clear when everything's permanently attached and can't be redone.  :)  So without further ado, here is my "challenging" card for the day:




As mentioned above, this card fulfills four challenges (the most I've ever attempted at one time):

SCS TLC397 Try a New Technique (woven background)
SCS HYCCT1201A "Show Me What You're Made Of"
SSS178 (Sweet 'N' Sassy Stamps Sketch)
FOSTV Challenge #40 (use chipboard)

The new technique is the woven background.  I left that as the main focus rather than a background because it is so pretty I just didn't want to cover it up.  The chipboard tag was made from a cereal box (why buy when I have plenty of it in my pantry) and painted with several layers of Creative Inspirations paint.  The papers used are all from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush 6x6 paper pad.  The sketch speaks for itself, and the "Show Me" challenge over at SCS was to make a card which displayed one's personality in papercrafting.  Mine is that I love color, I love bows and flowers, and I LOVE lots of stuff on my cards.  No CAS for this girl!

The last challenge is part of a month-long card drive over at Splitcoaststampers who has teamed up with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit those affected by breast cancer. So please go over and check this forum out - it's for a wonderful cause.

I'm off for the day.  My mother is coming for a couple of days, my house is a mess, and I've spent my morning in my craft room being challenged.   Ha!

Have a wonderful day, and happy crafting!  

14 comments:

Kimie said...

OMGosh! I love this one. It is so you! How did you do that woven background? Do I know already and forgot? :) LPL Those colors together are just gorgeous. MWAH!

Janine said...

Hopefully the challenges weren't too much! Like your woven background - need to do that again! Thank you for joining our chipboard challenge - lovely card - I made my own embellishments too!

Shea said...

Hi and thank you, Kimie! It was yesterday's challenge on Splitcoaststampers. You should go over and see it - it's a fun one. I need to fine tune it a little bit but definitely plan on doing it again.

Shea said...

Thank you, Janine! I'm going over to look at yours now! :)

Shea said...

MWAH!!! :)

Kimie said...

Going to check it out now. MWAH! :)

Angie said...

Very pretty weaving!!!! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

Theresa said...

Lovely card and great color choices. Very creative design. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a lovely card Shea. The woven piece looks awesome. Love the pretty papers and the shape too. What a great take on our sketch. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Chrissy D said...

What a great card. Love the color combo! Thank you for playing along with The Sweet Stop Sketch. Have a great week!

Mum of 4 said...

Yet another beautiful card, Shea! I am getting my Shea card fix now! :) Love the weaving, so pretty!!!

miji1116 said...

Ohhh...this is a new and exciting technique! I'll have to check that out! I love your card....and it is soooo YOU!
Sue

Patty K said...

Oh Shea, I love this card. Woven technique is new to me.

Terence said...

Going to check it out now. MWAH! :)