Jul 25, 2009

Triple Challenge + One More

First up is 365 Cards Challenge 147: Scraplift Saturday

Specifically, we were to select a card previously done by one of the design team members and scraplift. I chose a former Sketchy Sunday example that Amy did back on June 28th (Bowlin Distressed Flower) I love that card! The text & flower....

My card incorporates the lyrics of Eddie Vedder's "No Ceiling" off the soundtrack to "Into the Wild" When I watched that movie, before it was done, I leaned over to Harvey and said "I'm buying this sountrack!" I did, and it's been a favourite for 2 years. The last line of the song...this love has got no ceiling... clearly shows at the bottom of the card. I think this would be a nice one for a spouse or a dear friend. :)
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Next, comes an entry into 3 challenges, which is the most I've ever managed to do (I can't imagine fitting more in... how stressful!)

365 Cards Challenge 146: Mirror Me

The challenge was to create symmetry on your card. Seemingly simple, this was not an easy task for me. I am not one of those people with identical candlestick holders on either side of her mantel... I like to group things. I like things slightly off kilter, with movement and balance created without directly symmetrical proportions. So I cheated on this card. :P

The main sketch and layout are symmetrical, but I couldn't resist cropping the photo so my daughter (isn't she gorgeous! - this was her wedding day) wasn't centered. I also couldn't resist the butterfly rub-on. LOL Trust me, this is as symmetrical as I get!

This card is also entered into Unscripted Sketches: Sketch It Saturdays # 16
I liked their sketch, and while I don't have the correct Nestabilities die to do that fancy scrolled thingy - I do have imagination, and used chipboard brackets to convey that shape.

The third challenge is Pile it On's Mostly Orange
I don't dislike orange, but I sure don't use it very often. I actually wish this particular card was blue. LOL Too late now, it's orange, and it's getting entered into PIO's challenge!!

I hope you're having a crafty wonderful weekend!

24 comments:

Patti J said...

Wow! First, your daughter IS very beautiful! She could easily be a model! Next, I was laughing out loud as I read your 'oh so honest' blog entry! You, my friend, are a hoot! I love your symmetry comments - lol... I am the same way - If I have a short candlestick on the top left, I'm apt to have a tall one on the bottom right! I think your card is awesome! Great job!

fabricbutterfly said...

such a great job, you have been very busy, I love it that you can't, or won't do symmetry I think un-symmetrical is more artsy, so just so it your own wonderful way, because you done good!!!!

Maureen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the punched borders and the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Vickilyn said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!

Thanks so much for playing with us at PILE IT ON this week!!

Vicki
~owner

Tasha Hickert said...

I like your cards--especially the orange one even if you would have preferred blue!! That's neat how you used the brackets for the shape. I was brain-dead and just used squares. lol

Steph said...

Both of these are very pretty! Great job combining those challenges. I don't use orange that often either, but your layout is gorgeous! Love your take on this weeks sketch. So glad you're Unscripted this week! Come back and play again soon!

Lost in Paper said...

Lovely cards! Your daughter is so pretty!

stamprgrl said...

hi carolyn,
I just love this photo card!!!! it's so elegant.

Thanks for Playing with us at Pile It On!

-- dalis

Scrapaddict said...

Hi Carolyn,
First, thank you for telling me about my blunder linking my card, I was in a rush because I had a party to go to.... it's been corrected. I love your scraplift card, I've tried to make that flower but failed miserably (lol)! Your DD is beautiful and your symmetrical card turned out great!

Caryl P said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the triple challenge one is just gorgeous! I love the chipboard pieces you used to create shape around the photo and how this is 'as symmetrical as you get.' I'm still learning how NOT to be symmetrical. Thanks for being Unscripted this week, I hope to see you play again soon.

Gloria Stengel said...

Lovely work. Your dd is very pretty!

~amy~ said...

wooo hooo Carolyn....I absolutely adore your lift of my card!!! What fabulous text/lyrics...I gotta netflix that movie...

Love your other project...what a gorgeous card and pic of your daughter!

Thanks sooo much for thinking of me in today's challenge...super sweet of you!!!!!

itsabrt said...

Wow both of these cards are terrific and I love how you used you open mindedness to create the awesome window in the US challenge! BR-T

One4Joy said...

I hear you and I'm with you on the symmetry thang! Of course, I could hardly take my eyes off your beautiful daughter to notice that something is askew!!! Wonderful multiple challenge card.

And to the case of Miss Amy! Well done!!! Great movie, great music, great card!

PaulaM said...

Great card for the challenge. TFS

Pam said...

Great cards, Carolyn! I really love how you reproduced Amy's card, it's stunning!!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

You did an awesome job on Amys card Carolyn. Love your take on it.
Hugs
Michelle

Vicky said...

beautiful cards - great job!

JAVAGIRL said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing at US Great card

Sarah said...

You don't need that exact shape to join US!!!! And we hope you do join us again. Your daughter is GORGEOUS, and that card is beautiful. You are brave I would NEVER attempt a symmetrical card. I would love to see this card in blue!
Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches.

Bree said...

wow girl.. you are an inspiration, what stunning projects!

Southernbelle said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for playing with US this week!

Aymee

whoistracy said...

LOVE how you added a photo to your second card. Love that shade of orange, too.

Deanna said...

Wow gorgeous!

Thanks for playing!

Dee fr Pile It On DT