Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge 38

>> Monday, August 16, 2010

Holy cow, i got crafty! And when i say i got crafty... i mean i got CRAFTY! My parents left yesterday ( a bit bummed about that) and my hubby went on a one day fishing trip. Even though i was feeling a bit on the yicky side (ok, the way yicky side, thanks to the REAL pms), i couldnt not take advantage of the opportunity to craft with reckless abandon. So i did get 4 cards done. They took all day, but it's fun when you can just work in bits and pieces all day long. THe hardest part about a day of crafting... is waiting to post all the fun! hahaha!

Ok, today i'm showing you my card for the Makeup 4 the weekend challenge, even though it's no longer the weekend! I did make it on the weekend! hahahah. The great thing about the M4TW challenge is it does not HAVE to be done on the weekend, you have until wednesday each week to get it done. And this week there is FREE RUBBAH being given away! Check out the post to read the details!

So this week, Paper Makeup Artist Bonnie challenged us to use Lime, Turquoise and Kraft on a card with the option of white and/or black as our neutrals. This is not a go to color combo for me, but i'm thinking maybe it should be! I loved working with this palette!

First i picked my papers from the Summertime collection from Echo Park. You know i'm pretty addicted to cloud paper so there was no twisting my arm to pull this out! But i also wanted an idea of where to go next with my card since i was feeling a bit mojoless!
So I took a peek over at the challenges for the week at Splitcoast Stampers. The ways to use it challenge was to use buttons. I have NO shortage of buttons! So i dug thru the neutral jar and found a shiny black one! Perfect! Since looking thru some of my fav cards people have sent me the other day, i knew i wanted to play around with the button inside a bow trick. And the Ways to Use it challenge reminded me! PERFECT! I found some pretty aqua satin ribbon (offray) that matched my papers and went to work fashioning my bow. Yep, i dont think it's perfect, but it's definitely something i'm going to be playing with more and more! I was able to cut my ribbon in half lengthwise to "sew" on my button.

My sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Paper Makeup Stamps called Don't Tell God. I think this is one of the most true sentiments out there! Love it! I stamped it on kfrat cardstock and cut it with the Labels 4 nestabilities die by spellbinders. I used a larger die from the same set to cut my cloud paper. I couldnt find any black pearls in my stash (I KNOW!) so i had to fashion my own! I just took some white pearls, my Copic 100 marker and the airbrush and VIOLA, black pearls! :D

And that's my card for ya today! Have a good one!

The Deets:
Paper: Echo Park, summertime collection; kraft cardstock by neenah
Tools: Labels 4 Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Accessories: Kaisercraft pearls, copic airbrush, offray ribbon, button from stash, memento ink and sponge daubers


7 comments:

Kerri Monday, August 16, 2010  

This is such a beautiful sentiment and card! I just adore Echo Park Paper:) Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments! You made my day:) I love your pics of CHA and didn't realize you were from Greenville, SC! My hubby and I lived there for a while, and we are determined to move back in the next few years. Maybe even the Clemson area. We love it up there!!! Have a great day!

Danni Monday, August 16, 2010  

Hope you are feeling better!! Hugs!
Wonderful creation and I love the button/bow combo-gorgeous!

Michelle Monday, August 16, 2010  

What a beautiful and encouraging card. I love it.

Renee' Jensen Tuesday, August 17, 2010  

Very beautiful card.I love that sentiment- actually read it to dh last night and he said "see if you can find that to buy"... gotta love him. I really like that cloud dp and the layout on this. What a wonderful inspirational card.

Carma Wednesday, August 18, 2010  

The bow and button are fabulous. I love it!

Michelle VP Wednesday, August 18, 2010  

Oooh, I love that button & bow and how you made your own black pearls. :)

Tangii Wednesday, August 18, 2010  

Love it! Brilliant use of the that cloud paper! love those buttons too!

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