Jul 23, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge 145

Today's challenge at 365 Cards: Ad Inspired

After looking at the other 365 Cards contributors' projects and reading their comments, I think that Pam must have been joking when she said we'd take a breather from some of the tougher challenges hahaha. Is it bad to say I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggled with this one? I can't help it if I'm bad ~ at least, I'm honest! I'm not sure why it was so tough, though... I mean, I'm lovin' that Anthropologie pillow!

In accordance with the challenge, I took a few elements from the pillow - but I've mixed them up a bit: orange colour, Damask pattern, butterfly, green (although mine took the shape of leaves, not birds). The result is OK, considering how much I struggled.

I was pulling out papers and changing my mind for a long time...no, really... a loooong time! The only thing I had decided on was the blue damask paper (love that paper!) until I received my PeachyCheap.com envelope! Little Yellow Bicycle embellishments! I had a little, mini Christmas in July while I pulled out each item (a few of the chipboard items were bent, but overall, a very lovely shipment of affordable goodies!). Lots of blue and orange. Yay! I love it when I buy me presents!

Papers: Fancy Pants (blue damask), DCWV (glitter orange)
Embellies: Vellum leaves and butterfly (unknown), chipboard sentiment (Little Yellow Bicycle), flower dot stickers (LYB), Onyx Glitter on the butterfly's wings (Martha Stewart), and finished off with Stickles, because a girl can never have too much bling!

Have a great day, my fellow cyber-crafters!


One4Joy said...

you are so funny, Carolyn! love the quip about buying me presents!!! I adore the blue damask and your take on the ad.

Sherry said...

Carolyn ~ I totally agree I don't know what Pam was thinking when she said she was giving us a break. I struggled with my card too and finally just went with it.
I think you totally rocked this challenge.

Sam said...

I love the card! You are right...It was a hard challenge!



Lost in Paper said...

your card is beautiful Carolyn!! i love the blue damask paper!

I agree with you, this challenge really challenged me too!!!

Tasia D. said...

I think your card turned out beautifully, Carolyn! I love how you did the flowers and the butterfly and that blue paper is gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

A girl after my own heart..I love it when I buy ME presents too!!! LOL...and I love peachy cheap :) Okay, onto your card...LOVE it...I like how you've taken pieces of the inspiration and using them in your card...absolutely lovely..thanks for playing! I seriously didn't think it was going to be as tough as it turned out to be...I certainly was challenged by it too..LOL..

Maricar said...

The butterfly is beautiful!

Patti J said...

I think your card is spot on! I love how you mixed up the colors! Great job! (And I love peachy cheap too!)

Ella said...

I love it! LoL to struggling! And, I struggled too. It definitely seemed easier than it actually was.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Your card is fantastic Carolyn. I love everything about it. Nice job. Don't worry I struggled with the colour combo lol