9.24.2009

Getting Out of MY CRAFT Box

While I enjoy challenges, being stretched is pretty hard at times.  Today's WT237 challenge was to "Get out of the box."  But not "the box," but YOUR box.  Try a new style. So, Vintage is pretty much not me. I can do simple or lots of layer.  Cute, modern...but I do not do VINTAGE or COLLAGE.  The only other "vintage" card I have made this year had a dollie on it too.  But I think this one is much more successful.  The sentiment is by Paper Makeup which has tons of inspirational quotes to choose from. 


(Challenges:  WT237, Papertake #23, Dutch Dare #61, Belli#74)

This card was made yesterday after I had finally done all my chores!  It is not a traditional card size.  I'm not even sure of the exact dimensions but it does fit in a 3 5/8 x 6 1/2 inch envie.  I think it more closely fits the example for the CAS33 challenge.

Amazingly enough, there aren't many color challenges.  And I'm pretty picky about color combos. But I LOVED this one.  I suppose b/c it had FIVE colors and I used all 5.  The bird is rock n rolled in 2 colors.



(Challenges:  CAS33, IC198, Color Throwdown #61)

15 comments:

Michelle said...

Yes, that looks very vintage and very pretty! And it is not a style that I am good at stamping either. Love how it dresses up the saying. :)

Barbara said...

Glad you liked our colors and decided to play! Awesome card--love how you used the colors! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

well, you came out of your corner by doing a vintage card. I love it.

Patti J. said...

Girl, you ROCKED at getting out of 'your' box!!! This card is wonderful. Vintage at its best! For the record, my box is CAS...yikes, my hands shake when I sit down to work on a CAS card! Great card, Dawn!

Joan Ervin said...

Dawn..you should get out of your box more often!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love all the pretty elements...soooo vintage and shabby chic...love it!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!

Kim said...

Wow these are beautiful!! You rocked that challenge today.

Lin Floyd said...

cute cards, i love the vintage one...

Tammy Hershberger said...

Well, I think you did a great job of getting out of the box on your first one... it's fabulous! And your Throwdown card is adorable! Love the CAS design and the way you used the colors! Thanks for playing!

Ceal said...

Dawn,
Your vintage card is beautiful! thanks for playing along with the Belli girls

Debbie said...

Wow what a beautiful card. love all of your details. Thanks for playing with us over at the belli challenge.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Love the doily on your vintage card! And your birdie card is just adorable!! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown with us this week!

LeAnne said...

Both cards are sweet! I love vintage and still seem to have a struggle with them too! Thanks for playing the CTD with your little birdie!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great job with the vintage look - I think you did a great job! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge!

Kristin Bueter said...

Wow...for not doing vintage, you created a masterpiece! Your CTD card is so fun...love the CAS look :O) GREAT job with both challenges!

Helen F. said...

Love your Vintage card ~ very pretty! AND, what a sweet rock and roll birdie ~ very kewl :o)