Sep 15, 2009

365 Cards - Challenges 198 & 199

I've been stewing on 365 Cards' challenge # 198 for a few days now. The challenge for the day was to create a mosaic. Now you can do this a couple of ways. Nice clean cuts of paper to create even shapes OR lots of different shapes, sizes and patterns. Either way you choose to do it, piece together a mosaic on your card.
I simply went to my scrap bin and cut approximate 2 cm squares and pasted them on as a random background for my popped Silhouette-cut sentiment. I really like the way it turned out - and just know I'll be using this technique in the future (my mum's a quilter, and I think she'd appreciate the quiltiness of the look)

I'd list the papers... but I simply don't remember the manufacturer for each of these. I cut up 14 different random scraps.



As hard a time as I had when I read mosaic, 365's next challenge made me laugh out loud. Seriously, Pam must be working overtime to try to stump us! It's awesome!!! They're called challenges for a reason, I suppose.

Challenge # 199 - Shape Up.... and today's shape is....a hexagon! That should be the dominating shape on your card.

Tammy's example was truly inspiring, as were some of my co-participants. I'm glad I had the luxury of finishing my card late - I really needed the inspiration! I decided on a little boys card - inspired by a set of stickers my daughter, Allison, gave me. The hexagonal card with a blue hexagonal cog - and a friendly robot saying hello. Kind of a fun boy card, I think.

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics; Design Paper - BoBunny; Robot Stickers - K&Co; Letter Stickers - Making Memories; Screwhead Brads - Michael's;

G'night....

11 comments:

Cardcrazy said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I really like the mosaic one...it's great! ~~Pam

Jenny S. (UK) said...

I can only see the mosaic one (bloomin' Blogger)and it is awesome. Just perfect and a great way to use up saved bits.

STAMPING SAM said...

Both cards are great! The mosaic quilt is awesome way to use up scraps and anyway, I love quilts! What boy (or any kid at heart) wouldn't love your hexagon card? The shape, the colors and the stickers are great together.

Robyn said...

Hey, Carolyn! Love both your cards! They are so unique! the hexagon card is just too cute! What a great take on both challenges!

Jana said...

These cards are wonderful. Love them both. That robot on the hex is very clever.

June Houck said...

Your hexagon card is adorable! Love your robot and the cog :)

Patti J said...

Rockin' mosaic card, lady!!! You just became an 'inchies' guru!!! Love it! One of these days, I'll get back over to 365...I promise!

~amy~ said...

FABulous cards Carolyn...you rocked the mosiac challenge sista!!

fabricbutterfly said...

GREAT cards, and yes a very fun boy card!!!

MicheleV said...

Nice cards - your Wonderful card is just fabulous!

Gloria Stengel said...

That mosaic is seriously fabbie! And yes I think Pam stays up late at night dreaming up ways to stump us. The DT has more time than y'all do to work on the challenges and I still get stumped!