Monday, February 25, 2013

'ABC' Challenges - Sketch & Crazy4Challenges (C4C174) - Texture

Hello dear friends and blog followers! So nice to have another person join me - hello Deborah :o) . Time for another weekly challenge over at All Beautiful Cards ( 'ABC') Challenges, which is a sketch challenge (see below).  Isn't it awesome?

I flipped - or maybe its more like reversed, the features of the sketch for my card - but I think  you can still see the basics of the sketch.  Here's my card:
This card is a bit outside of my normal style. I'm not really sure that I have a definite set style yet, at this point as I'm still messing around and trying all kinds of new things. But this is a style (rustic - I think, and nature themed) that is something I seldom do. I really like it though - how about you? Here is the inside - kept it simple since most of the sentiment was on the front and wasn't sure how exactly it would be used. Perhaps its just a "hello" or "Thinking of you" card, or it can be a "hang in there card" or a masculine birthday card, or a father's day card giving Dad permission to go take some time to himself.  Oh sorry - got side-tracked by myself - here's the inside:
I am also entering this card in Crazy4Challenges #174 (C4C174) - Texture, Texture, Texure.  My card has texture from the woodgrain embossing folder, the tattered edges and the sponged buck. 

I used the sketch this week from 'ABC' Challenges to make this card for a card exchange group that gets together once a month with a specific challenge each time.  This month's challenge was a cue word. Can you guess what my word was? It was "mountain".  It doesn't immediately jump out at you - but I think of mountains as peaceful and full of gorgeous creatures of nature.  I enjoy hiking in the mountains with my son.  When I'm hiking though I hope to avoid the wildlife - just be at peace with the beauty of nature. 

I hope you will decide to join the challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges. Please go visit the rest of the DT members and see their beautiful cards - you'll be glad that you did. Did you know that 'ABC' Challenges is now on Pinterest and Facebook?  Check it out!

P.S. The first card I made I tried to encompass the word "mountain" more literally.  This card didn't even pass the 12 yr old daughter test (she told me it looked kind of like something a school kid would make - but she was careful to say that she didn't want to "hurt my feelings" - lol). I'm going to be brave and show you the first card just because I think it's fun to see that even crafter who practices all the time can struggle sometimes and make a card that they aren't absolutely thrilled with.  Here it is... be kind won't you? It's really not horrible -but I do need more practice with making mountains :o)
Welll - that's enough for me today.  Thanks for stopping by to visit me - I'm so glad that you did!  Til next time... Hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. I LOVE your card with the reindeer - you've chosen such great sentiments and the wood embossed background is just perfect for this design!

  2. I love how you put the sentiments on both panels of the sketch challenge card, great background too. Love the clouds on your second card with the mountains. Don't you just love that new embossing folder?

  3. Love this! The woodgrain is fabulous.

    Both cards are very nicely done!

  4. I really like your paper, the woodgrain is just so perfect for a masculine card.


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