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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Measure your Friendship

This weekend while stamping I got to combine a few of my favorite challenges and even try a few new ones.  For this card I was inspired by the Moxie Fab I'm so Excited! challenge.  

I find lately I'm really struggling with my colors and I seem to always be drawn to the same colors or at least pulling one of the colors from my favorite combination.  I need to start doing more color challenges to get me out of my box.



So immediately when I saw this challenge I thought of the set I had from Clear & Simple Stamps called On the Mend II.  I love having the ability to use some of the stamps in their sets to create my own backgrounds and did so on this card for my focal semi-circle.  I thought it would look cool with this tape from 7Gypsies.

This layout uses the current CAS-ual Friday sketch challenge.  This was definitely a different type of sketch for me, but I had fun using it.



Now I need to run off and check out all cool cards for these challenges, 
it's always fun to see what others create!

Card details:
Cardstock: Simply Blue-tiful, Perfect Little Black Dress, On the Catwalk Cream- all from Clear & Simple Stamps
Inks: Perfect Little Black Dress, copics
Embellishments: 7 Gypsies Victoria Patterned paper tape, Janome sewing, scalloped border punch

17 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

hey there Kim...different and I love it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very striking Kim - love the colors! The stamped pattern pieces look wonderful behind the paper pieced image!

Michele Gross said...

Very cool!! Love how all the elements compliment each other perfectly! Wonderful take on Laura's sketch :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

This is fabby! I love that BG you created with the stamps...very cool. And I like the colors too...sometimes it hard to stray from the familiar, but you did a wonderful job. Thanks for playing with CAS-ual Fridays. Hope to see more.

Virginia L. said...

Fabulous design and colors! So glad that you join the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

*Vicki* said...

Oh such a fun card!! I love the colors and the pattern theme!! :) HUGS

Laura Davis said...

What a fab card!!
Great take on my sketch!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So cute and clever! Love all of the sewing icons. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

love the colors! and the sentiment!!! ''measure your friendship'' beautiful

Ayana Posadas said...

Great card!! Such a fun design.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful card. Love that measuring tape. :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This turned out great, outof the comfy box is good stuff!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card!! Love the pattern stamps!

thekathrynwheel said...

I think we all get stuck in a colour rut from time to time. This looks fab :-)

Kristen said...

Great layout on this card, and I love it!

Suzanne C said...

Fab use of the sewing set. The background behind the dress form really makes it pop!

Cath said...

Hey Kim! Thanks for linking this up to the I'm Sew Excited! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm "sew" glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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