Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Few Challenges

I need to get back into playing in more challenges!  I miss them, and I miss being challenged.  Sometimes, the challenges are just fun as in this first one, The Play Date Cafe; Splash of Blue.

I adore splash of color challenges.  I must say I really love this photo also.  I might have to use that in the future! :)  Meanwhile, here is my card for this challenge.

I love this fun set from GIna K Designs, Live Life Loud.  It makes such an awesome masculine card.  Not necessarily a "pop" of blue, but I like the way I used it.  Actually, funny story, this card was inspired by a customer I had on Friday.  I was instantly inspired when I saw his shirt!  I drew it out on paper so I wouldn't forget.  This challenge was perfect to use my "inspiration".  That doesn't happen to me very often (being inspired) .  I sure love it when it does though!  Edited: Piss I missed the cut off - oh for goodness sake! :(




My next challenge is one of my favorites - Less Is More. This week is a definite challenge for me, paper piecing. I really struggle with this technique, and I really don't like doing it (because it is a struggle.) However, I did say I needed to be challenged.


I paper pieced the skirt on this fun image from Gina K Designs, Celebrate in Style.Paper piecing  is a fun technique, [when it works :)].  The dp I used is the GKD in-house patterned paper, Berries and Vines.

Thanks for stopping by~


18 comments:

toscania-art-life said...

Beautiful cards Vicki.

Dena J said...

Your paper piecing dress is fabulous, Vicki. I love this technique, but sure had a tough time with it. You are right - it's great... when it works!

GinaA said...

Totally gorgeous dress - I love green, that flower is just the perfect contrast. FAB card.

Michelle said...

I love your splash of blue card! I'm so sorry that you missed the cut off.

And I think you should do MORE paper-piecing. This card is gorgeous!

Vicky Hayes said...

Well the paper piecing certainly worked here Vicki! I love the dress form image and I like the way you picked up the pattern in the background panel too.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I am up at the lake and saw your beautiful paper pieced card. Love it my dear friend! Still moving slow!!!

Marrigje said...

Don't you just love to be challenged? and do techniques or things you wouldn't have done when there wasn't a (LIM) challenge?
Your card is great. I really like the colours you used, and the image is just great.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat grunge card, inspired by that customer's shirt! I've had that happen to me. I did just what you did, and jotted down the design before my brain let go of it!

The paper pieced dress is SO pretty. And I'm glad you've gotten some time to just 'play', no DT stuff, just fun!

Viv said...

Great LIM card, well done :) Viv xx

Mandi said...

Love that dress design Vicki
Great card
Your other blue card is so cool too!
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Your cards are both AWESOME! The masculine one is great - they can be sooooooooo tricky!

Kathyk

Deanna said...

Your cards are just stunning love the paper piecing on the dress :)

Karen said...

Well Vicky it certainly doesn't look like you struggled with the paper piecing card at all - it's fabulous! Love the touch of blur in your other card.

Karen x

Aileen said...

Hi Vicki, Both cards are brill. I'd say you've managed the paper piecing very well. The dress looks gorgeous. x

Kimberley said...

Love your LIM entry - simply stunning!

M said...

Love everything about the second card - that DP is so gorgeous! M x

Meadie said...

Gorgeous cards x x

Diane said...

Both great cards, both! fantastic designs.

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