Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Creative Time Designer Challenge

Welcome to Designer Challenge Thursday. I'm so excited to share with you my first designer challenge and hope you'll be able to play with us! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with. Because I'm a huge flower fan {in case perhaps you're a newbie, or possibly living under a rock ---- KIDDING!} I decided to challenge you to make your own flowers, a minimum of three (3), they don't have to be the same, incorporate some kind of bling, and use them on a card or layout. But there is a teensy twist -- you must use this lovely color palette for your project. Link up your finished project on the My Creative Time blog to play along!

light aqua blue
dark chocolate brown
golden yellow

Here is my finished card. I used the My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found Sunshine 6x6 paper pad. The colors are perfect for this challenge!

I actually used five flowers, with three larger ones for my focal point. I love mixing and matching colors, papers, patterns and styles when making flowers. I've also added a variety of foliage, jewels, ribbon, vintage lace, and hemp twine curly-cues. The circle background piece is Spellbinders picot edge circle. 


Clustering like-items in groups of odd numbers {3, 5, 7 etc} makes them more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Not just in crafting, but in all aspects of life, really. I find myself doing this rather subconsciously with pretty much everything.

I used a Spellbinders fancy label die for my sentiment. This one is from the Teeny Tags Greetings by My Creative Time.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Teeny Tags Greetings
My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found Sunshine 6x6 paper pad
Martha Stewart punches - branch, hydrangea and hydrangea trio
Punch Bunch fern
Spellbinders fancy labels, picot edge circles, circle die
Jewels, pearls, hemp, sheer ribbon, vintage lace, ink, Distrezz it All

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card...love all the detail! Lee-Ann :)

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  2. Absolutely Gorgeous!A very Beautiful Card!Love the color combo!Love all the embellishments!!
    Enjoy your day,
    Migdalia

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  3. Beautiful Shar!!! You are the flower making Queen!! They always turn out so pretty!! Love all the details and those curly thingys out of twine are so cool!! Tutorial needed! lol!
    Tracy

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  4. Terrific challenge. I love all the beautiful details here too. Your flowers are always GORGEOUS. Hugs- Glora

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  5. Beautiful card Shar.Love your flowers and colour palette.
    Jayne x

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  6. Flowers and Spellbinders in the challenge colors could not look more beautiful. Great job and challenge!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  7. Shar ~ OMG!! This is beyond GORGEOUS!! You are the Queen of flowers and these are beyond GORGEOUS!! I LOVE every single detail on this card!! Everything just flows beautifully!! I think this is a great challenge and I hope to play along with you girls! GREAT ne banner on your blog too!!! LOVE it as well!!

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  8. Shar, your blog header is a scream! My youngest daughter's (6), favorite movie has been The Wizard of Oz since she was 4!
    This card is INSANELY GORGEOUS!!! How could anyone compete with this incredible specimen?! Flowers, and texture, and inking...Oh my! (Did you get the WoO reference?)

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    1. The header some comes empty (I think this one is from The Cutest Blog on The Block?? but not 100% positive thinking about it now) and I just added my message in the banner! I'm glad you like it! :) And thank you so much for commenting on my card. I really do love this one myself and had a blast working with these colors and flowers.

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  9. BEAUTIFUL card, Shar! I may just have to "clear the decks" and play along with this fun challenge... :) (Is that middle ribbon spool a dark green? I really can't tell on my monitor)

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