Saturday, 20 October 2012

Just Add Chevrons

I was very happy to see this week's challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge was to Just Add Chevrons and, for once in a long while, I felt up to this challenge (and besides, chevrons really appeal to my sense of symmetry, or something...).

This said, there is still a very large pile of mess on my desk. From previous experience I can tell you that the size of the pile of mess on my desk is proportional to how much trouble I had making the card, i.e. small pile of mess = the card came easy, no blood was spilled......large pile of mess = I had to extract the card tooth by painful tooth. I am just not finding card-making very easy right now, and it is ticking me right off (vicious circle perhaps?).

Anyway, frivolous ramblings aside....the card has been extracted, the deed done...and here 'tis:

Painful though the process was, I am still pleased with the end result. It feels like a fun card to me. As I put the finishing touches on it I noticed that it complemented another pair of earrings I made during the week, similar to Kim's birthday earrings, just with a different Swarovski crystal above the dotty beads.
...and while I'm on the subject of earrings, thanks so much for all the lovely comments on the last pair....your feedback is very much appreciated!

Have a wonderful Saturday...I'm going to go dip my toe in the pool and see how it feels. We've been having a delicious heat wave here, and it looks like it will go on for a few more days yet....37-39 degrees C for the fifth day running and headed for 40 on Tuesday!

Project Recipe:

Cardstock: Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White and Kraft (SU);
Ink: Summer Sun and Tangerine Tango Classic Inks (SU) and Tuxedo Black (Memento);
Stamps: Decorated Christmas, Fanciful Flowers, BBD - 5 and Stemmed Flowers (Annabelle Stamps);
Punches: 3/4 inch circle and Five Petal Flower (SU);
Accessories: Chevron Dies (MFT), Patterned Papers (KaiserKraft), Textured Embossing Folder (SU), Paper Piercer (misc), White Gel Pen (misc) and Dimensionals (SU).

Blogged to: Bust a Move - Young MC, Psycho Killer - Talking Heads, Babooshka - Kate Bush and Eye of the Tiger - Survivor.


Christine Blain said...

Sam, this is FABULOUS! I adore the bright, happy colours. Your creations always look like they've come together effortlessly, so I shall just ignore your ramblings, LOL. LOVE this! So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

The result was fabulous, Sam! I know exactly how you are feeling ... As I am having so much trouble ... I have resorted to CASE-ing! When you get rusty ... The mojo really does fly out the window. Love this sunshiny card! And ... The earrings are stunning too! Hugs xxx

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is a clean and cute card Sam.
Love your colour combo and those cheery flowers.
Your earrings are really gorgeous as well! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week.

KimB said...

Wonderfully happy Sam, even if the process was painful! Love the chevron flower centres - lovely little detail :) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink! xxx
PS: See you soon that's a hint! (big smile)

Anonymous said...

Now you're just showing off your glorious weather! LOL. This card is ooozing...dripping with sunshiny gorgeousness. Exactly what I need when its all wet and miserable and cold here! :-P


Nikki Spencer said...

Gorgeous Sam! Such a bright cheery card and your Chevron centres are perfect. Great to see you at JAI.

Jo said...

Awesome card Sam. That beautiful weather is obviously reflected in the bright cheery colours you've used. The earring are beautiful too! I've told you before you should sell them - you'd make a killing.

Thanks for joining in with us at JAI this week.

PS. I see you have been borrowing my iPod again. You're the only other person I know who would get those songs come up :)

TLady said...

CONGRATULATIONS on being FREATURED on Paper Punch Addiction!!!!!!!! :) Your card is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! :) AND look at those EARRINGS!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOVE THEM!!!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

WOW - love your card -- but love the earings even more. My name is Kim and I never got them in the mail. LOL. I am jealous that I am not the Kim who is wearing them. Kim Carter New Zealand

Liam said...

This card is so bright and cheery. Beautiful as always.