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Friday, May 22, 2009

Challege Cards (bad photography skills)

I am playing the challenge on Scrap 'n Stamp Canada trying to follow this sketch

First my purple card:
I used purples on this card. Each strip is 15/16" (or just a smidge under 1") wide and I used a corner rounder on the corners for interest. Then I used CM pale purple marbled paper and rounded the corners again. Next, I took some purple cardstock (looks teal in my photo and I don't know why) and this time I cut them into squares and rounded the corners again. I spread them out a bit then attached the purple prima flower and added a big drop of silver tulip paint in the center. I have left room to add a sentiment when I need it. I think it will work nicely as a Sympathy card and I don't do a lot of those (thankfully, I also don't have much need for them either but it is one that's nice to have on hand when you do). Looking at the sketch right now, I see I forgot the 2 "dots" in the upper corners. I guess that's what you get when you try to save paper by not printing the sketch (my small attempt to be green, or you could just call me cheap LOL). To do these sketches, I look at my laptop screen that's about 5 feet away from me and my crafting area. Sometimes, I have to go move the mouse or else the screen saver kicks in and I lose my sketch until I type in the password.


then my "mistake" card:
it still looks good, it just doesn't look like the sketch
I made it first. I think it must have been a long day because for some reason I thought 4 times 1/2" was going to equal 4". Needless to say, I was a bit confused when I saw how much white space I had. Then because the strips were so skinny, the next rectangle didn't look right straight on, so I angled it. I figured I might as well change the smaller rectangle too while I was at it so I made it a circle then attached my bow. Again I'll add a sentiment when I need to use it. The colors would be good for a birthday or wedding or even a baby (gender neutral - not totally boy-ish or girl-ish).

Now I took photos of these cards so show how horrible my camera is at doing cards. This is why I use my scanner all the time even though it tends to wash out the colors.

Everyone have an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

1 comment:

Shellie Munro said...

Cheri,

Hahaha you crack me up!!!

**quote** "I think it must have been a long day because for some reason I thought 4 times 1/2" was going to equal 4". Needless to say, I was a bit confused when I saw how much white space I had."

It's Shellie from Scrap 'n Stamp, I like your 'mistake'! Remember that it is your interpretation of the sketch it does not have to be the same....

Thanks for the submission!

Your blog is great!!!

Shellie