Friday, January 29, 2010

multi-taskin' hybrid card

it's fuel efficient...and gluten-free!!! :)
(sorry guys, it's been a long week; i think i'm gettin' punchy!)

i was dying to make a card that follows the sketch for the second-chance card challenge at sketchy thursdays

(do you LOVE this sketch as much as i do?! it's a keeper, for sure!)

i also wanted to play around with prompt #24 ("the one where we go neutral") from a fabuous site leah found called the creative type, (thanks, leah!) to use fonts prominently on a mostly neutral color palette.

here's what i came up with:

(digistuffs: paper (re-colored): indian summer nights, marcie reckinger, funky playground; stars, stains & mesh brushes: bad boys kit, gretchen thomas, designer digitals; ledger & logos: bits of history, scrap artist; smudges & flowers: floral art no2, anna aspnes, designer digitals; cardboard corner: torn paper reveals, katie pertiet, designer digitals; distressed edge toolkit: rhonna farrer, house of 3; fonts: typewriter from 286 & dirty ego; software: broderbund printshop; scrappistuffs: chipboard alphas: heidi swapp; bling star & flourish: mambi; sparkly foam stickers (colored with copics): michaels; rub-on letters: k&co; ink & edge distresser: ranger; adhesives: tombow monorunner, staples & sewing machine)

in reverse of my usual procedure, i've layered about a thousand digi-products, and then topped off with only a few "real" embellies. i have too much attachment to both bling and texture to ever go completely digital, but the great thing about dabbling is, having saved the custom background as both a .jpg and a printshop project, i can use it a lot more times: with or without changes to color, size, fonts etc.! gotta love that kind of flexibility, right?!


    WOW!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!
    I love everything about this one. The little the rolled paper nd the staples in the corner and those cool stars...and the way you used the rubons! WOW!!!
    Fabulous my dear :)

  2. WOW, this is so awesome! I love the texture and distressed look!
    :-) Barbara

  3. WOW, this was certainly worth the wait!! Utterly fabulous! LOVE what you did with the text and the bling is superb!

    So with you btw on the not going fully digital for the lack of sparkle and texture...this is perfect!

    (-: Heidi

  4. OMG, I LOOOOVVVEEE this! And great blog by the way. Sweet header!

  5. oh yeah, i KNEW this one was for you, girl! gorgeous card. love the splatter effect!

  6. I ADORE this card-it's just wonderful.
    Thanks for playing along with the Creative Type

  7. Wow ... not much else to say ... this rocks in every way.

  8. your card is fabulous... and definitely qualifies for the challenge! thanks for playing along with us over at THe CrEatiVe TyPe. glad you found our blog. you're welcome back any time!!

  9. This is truly, madly, deeply GORGEOUS! I can't take my tired (yeah, it's past midnight over here) eyes of of it! Love your creativity, your work is soo inspiring!


  10. Wonderful, I mentioned your blog name to my hubby and he liked it- thought it was inventive.

  11. Awesome job. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE hybrid. And the bling, well, nothing needs be said. Perfect.

  12. This card is just so gorgeous! I'm so inspired by it. Thanks for playing with us at the creative type, I love that you entered a card and I hope you'll come back and play with us again!!!!

  13. shut the front door! this is fabulous!!!!!!! thanks for playing along with us! - heidi, sketchy thursdays

  14. Love the sketch and what you have done with it. The colours are fab. and all the different letters...
    Another great Lauren piece.

  15. the pops of yellow!

  16. WOW! I love this. It is a little different Lauren card, and I think it is terrific!!!


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