Friday, January 28, 2011

Roll the die challenge

Good morning, everyone! Hope most of you got more than the four hours of sleep that will be fueling my day today. I mentioned a few posts ago that I'd started following the new Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

One of their mini challenges is called the "Roll the Die" challenge. Basically, they have this set of dice with different design elements on each, and you make a project based on which elements are rolled. This month, the challenge was to create a card, inspired by fashion, and with some bling on it.

For my inspiration, I chose a favorite blouse of mine:

Doesn't this blouse remind you a little of some of the papers in the Curio line by Basic Grey? I didn't use the BG papers, because there aren't any in my counterfeit kit, but still, I wanted to mention the similarities.
I love flowers, of course, and the big roses on the blouse inspired me to create a few of my own to put on my card. And please notice that the center of each little flower is a rhinestone (ie, bling):

I was also inspired by the loose ruffle around the collar to create this element:

I wanted my 'ruffle' to have a loose feel to it, so I laid some glue strips on the card, and then gently laid my folded paper on top of it, without pressing each fold down onto the paper.
And finally, here's the finished card:

They are having a blog hop where everyone is showing off the cards they created for this challenge. I missed out on the hop because the internet ate my email, but I would still encourage you to follow the link above and check out what everyone created!

12 comments:

hilde janbroers said...

great card! love the flowers :-)))

Debby said...

How incredible and ingenious this is. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

I love this challenge idea! Great way to think on your feet. I love your card. I'm going to have to check them out - I've seent the site but haven't been following. I'm off to check out the hop! :)

Tammy
http://www.yourmemoryconnection.com

Becky said...

What a great card and I love the inspiration for it! This sounds like an awesome challenge. I've been over to their site before, just need to take the time and check it out again :)

Heather Bares said...

very cute card!!!

Tracy said...

Perfect take on your blouse. Such a pretty card

Blessed Ladybug said...

very nice... thanks for sharing....love the page... great colors and i love flowers...

my4blessings said...

Oh my, what a lovely card! Those flowers are beautiful.

S said...

Well, that looks like it was no challenge at all for you. Wonderful card.

Lean said...

i see your a flower lover to great card and flowers .
Your kitty is one cool kitty to.
byebye,lean

Margaret said...

I love your card! Loved the note to your cat too. lol! Hope she/he learns not to close the door. I was reading your blog -- who's your mom? What is she designing? I need to see it! lol! I'm very curious now. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Carolyn NC said...

Very cool design - looks great!