Friday, July 22, 2011
Sally Sells Sea Shells....
I made a card that is a little out of the box (envelope?) for me. I left my comfort zone of square cards and instead followed Card Pattern sketch 124. I really liked the sketch, alot, but whoa...that card was long and definetely not square.
I also wanted to enter a card into the City Crafter Challenge
for this week which was called "It's a Shore Thing". The ladies there had the most wonderful image for their challenge...
...and I so was going to follow that image....use all those lovely colors (cuz I do love my colors) and I was all set to go except the directions for the challenge were to create a card based on our recollections of the beach, the shore etc....and my memories are not filled with colors that stray to much from blues, browns and blinding white. I grew up in Racine, Wi which is on Lake Michigan. And I spent alot of time there. I also spent almost every summer of my life as a kid swimming at Rehoboth Beach, Deleware or at a cottage at Chesapeake Bay. So, there were endless beaches, brown boardwalks, blue upon blue ocean all frosted with blinding white sun glare. It was a lovely way to spend summers. And the best part....I actually had all these little seashells and stuff from a project that I did a few years ago for my daughter! Yeah!-Love it when the supplies get all used up....
After I made my card I felt like maybe some of my proportions were off...funny how I don't "see" that until I upload and look at the card as a "picture" but, next time I stray from my square card comfort zone I will have my dimensions down!
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