Friday, November 2, 2007

now that...

...was a FASSSSSSSSSSSST two weeks, wasn't it?! doesn't it seem like five minutes ago i was showing my card from scrapdragons' challenge #6? and now, already, it's time for challenge #7: you pick two!!! i will let you go to the scrapdragons' site for the details of this one, as it involves picking two (well, duh) elements out of a group of concepts, words & photos, and then using your choices in a layout...and yes, remember that scrapdragons' generally are layout challenges, if you want a shot at the prize!

so why do *i* make cards?! well, partly to just to keep my fellow jersey girls company, but partly because i love the way that just about ANY challenge...or magazine ad, or artbook, or website... can be used to inspire a card, or a layout, or baby announcements, or...well, whatever! it's "the fundamental interconnectedness of all graphic-design-type things" (as douglas adams so memorably never said) that impresses me! plus, in this case, you know, it's bound to be one of my friends' flamingoes' birthday quite soon, isn't it? of course i'll be needing a card for that... :)

i chose, from the list of elements, the concept of "bling" (never far from my heart, as we know!) and the word "inspire"; this is what i came up with:

(anahata katkin clipart flamingo; creative imaginations paper; heidi swapp ghost flower & gems; making memories rub-ons; kay & co chipboard; hot off the press brads; epoxy stickers from the michaels' dollar spot; plus: acryllic paint, sharpie pens, feathers, foam tape)


  1. Hey know we love you!!!

    You are so completely right on...we at scrapdragons want to promote we love it all.

    Just so you know...I will give a small prize to any card makers who use this LO challenge to inspire a card. They just need to post it in the comments for Challenge #7!!

    BTW...Gabi & I want to pop over to visit you one of these days. Maybe we can meet for lunch or something fun.


  2. Gorgeous! I love your feathered flamingo!

  3. This is stunning I love your use of feathers and all the elements put together.

    Also I'd like to say thak you too for the lovely comments you left on my blog. I love using die cuts so had to have a go! Thanks for the challenge!

  4. i just love everything about your card: the pinkness {YAY PINK} that gorgeous flamingo and oh my gosh the feathers are JUST perfect!! BRAVO!!


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