Another Saturday....another challenge. This week the challenge at the Less is More blog is to create a card using the theme - Circles. Not just one circle...but multiple circles. Here's my take on the challenge.
This first card (and the last card I made today) is actually for two challenges - LIM 24 - Circles and OLW 62 - Make it personal (hosted by Susan at Simplicity). This is a one layer card and my circles are the medallions from PTI. I stamped in Memento Black and then colored part of each medallion with a little pink ink. Since the card is for our granddaughter who will be 16 next week, I wanted it to have just a touch of pink..cause she is a girly-girl (except for when she's running track!). The sentiment is also from PTI ...and it's one of my favorite collection of sentiments.
This was the second card I made and it's nothing BUT circles! I embossed the background with a circle EF and layered it on a piece of green card stock. Then circles across the bottom were cut with an EK Success punch that is big scallops with circles I punched one side, then turned the piece around and punched down the other side of the card stock, lining up the punched edges and it made these circles...cool!The sentiment is from PTI, stamped in Pear Pizazz I inked the edges slightly then layered it on a punched scalloped circle and pop-dotted the sentiment over the circle border. The butterflies are punched with a MS punch...then coated with glossy accents. One small piece of bling for each butterfly was added.
This card was actually the first card I made and I wasn't overly thrilled with how it came out. Maybe I shouldn't have used red...I don't know.... anyway, the circles border is a 12 inch stamp from Hero Arts that I rarely use. After stamping in red, I added a few pieces of bling and a bit of red stickles. The tag is a stamp from PTI and the sentiment is also PTI. The tag is pop-dotted over the circle border. (I also added a black scalloped piece behind the tag and coated the scallops with red stickles but it's hard to see in this photo)
Now...a little more of my tangles. This time, I've created another layout and added a photo of my grandchildren, Katie and Adam. I used quite a few different tangles on this layout...lots of experimenting and several little boo-boos. It took me quite a while drawing this tangle. I think it was laying on my desk and I piddled with it for over a week.....an hour here and and hour there....finally finished it yesterday. SO...This layout was created with just a plain sheet of 12 x 12 card stock, a couple of black pens, some sticker letters for the title work, and my photo. I think it's cool, but I probably won't be doing many more layouts like this...way too time consuming!
I did add a little journaling to this layout and it is handwritten along the side and reads:
Playing in the mud can provide hours of entertainment and result in lots of laughing and giggling. Katie and Adam Summer 2007.
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