Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sneaking One In

CAS-ual Fridays challenge ends in a couple of hours, and it took me this long to figure out what I wanted to make. I love chevrons, and I adore sequins (reminiscent of old Barbie evening gowns, I think...) and I really wanted to play along. But I wanted to do something a little different. I have a *few* sheets of chevron paper, but none of them spoke to me. Then when I was perusing my emails, I saw a striped Christmas tree. Skinny stripes. And I thought that I could paper piece some stripes and make my own chevrons! Toss some sequins on to  look like ornaments, and voila!, I'd have a card.


As I was fiddling with the card, things changed a bit. I simply cut out a triangle in the shape I wanted on my Cameo. Then, after making sure I could get the proper chevron look, I turned the paper a quarter turn and cut another one. After cutting one right down the center, I adhered half onto the other tree and adjusted it a bit to line up  my  pattern.  Ta-Da! My chevron tree! When it came to the sequins, I tried making them look like ornaments, but changed my mind as you'll see.


The lighting this morning wasn't great. The pinkish red is more like a redish pink, but looks rather garish in this photo. It's richer irl. I used a scrap of polka dot paper, and a sheet of Dots and Stripes from AC. The sequins are from N&T, and the stamp is one I got a long time ago and has been out of its packaging so I'm not sure who makes it. And a matchy-matchy green ink from SU. Don't you love it when that randomly happens?! And that's it. After a few chores, I'll get back to crafting. In the meantime, I hope you all find something that makes you do a happy dance. 

9 comments:

Hannelie said...

I love your tree Bev. The polkas look great as your background! Job well done. Hugs

Tracey McNeely said...

Super creative tree Bev!

Alice Wertz said...

such a fun way to make a tree! lovely card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

maria f. said...

Happy tree!

cm said...

Well, I found something that makes me happy dance: this card of YOURS! How clever to find chevron inspiration in the branches of a tree! Only you, Bev, with that creative, imaginative, find-sparkles-everywhere knack you have, would see the possibilities! Fabulous card; simply fabulous (and another click of the heels step from me!)
c

Kelly Griglione said...

ooh, love this, Bev! What a great idea to make a chevron tree, and the sequins work well for the ornaments. So glad you squeaked in for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Deepti said...

Oh Bev this is such a perfectly CAS and graphic card. I love the way you used the sequins and the chevron in all those amazing colors

mypapercraftworld said...

This is just fabulous, Bev ... how creative was making your tree ... amazing! Love those gorgeous sequins ... and how they mimic the polka dots in the background! Anita :)

Kylie said...

Simple and perfect! Love hearing the process of how your tree came to be. :)