Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26, 2010

Hey! Our weather today was gorgeous! Quite a relief from the suffocating heat we've had and a tantalizing taste of Fall. :)

I've been contemplating this Diva Challenge since it was posted yesterday. I admit I struggle more with a layout challenge; I prefer color challenges. Often when I sit down to make a card, I pick colors first and move from there. So a color challenge is hardly a challenge for me! It's good for me to branch out, then, huh? After much deliberation, I thought of using this paper with the stripes on the 2 "side bars" going the opposite direction as the center piece. I also felt due to make a masculine card. And this is what resulted:

Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Elegant Soiree DSP, Basic Gray textured, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Tools: Tearing Edge (I got this by accident - a hostess received 2 in an order that was to only contain 1. I don't think I could justify spending $20 on it, but getting it for free - I LOVE it! It's handy!)
Embellishments: Designer Buttons Neutral, Linen Thread, Twill tape

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  1. LOVE those antique brads! Great compliment to the DSP! Thanks for playing along with us at the Diva Coffee Break Designs Team Challenge this week! Hugs, Sharon Field aka Created By You

  2. Nice use of the sketch!! Love the colors and the ribbon!! Thanks for playing along with the Divas!

  3. Wow, from the final result of the card, it doesnt look like much of a struggle, it turned out great. I love the buttons the really bring out the finishing touch to the card. Thanks for playing along with the diva sketch!

  4. I love this! And, OMG, I am so much more comfortable with a sketch challenge than a color challenge. So I know what it's like to try something uncomfortable! Thanks for playing with the Divas!