Wednesday, January 8, 2014

There's a new Challenge in Town

I've been waiting for this brand-spanking new card challenge to get underway. It's called The Card Concept. And what a team...created by Leslie, and managed by Tracey, this whole challenge is brilliant, and the DT is even more so!!! To "meet" the DT, click here, and it will take you directly to the whole team. Oh. My. Gosh!

The styles are divided into six style themes:
Clean and Simple
Clean and Layered
Clean and Graphic
Freestyle Collage
Shabby Chic
Classy and Elegant
  

How cool is that?! You have got to go and see for yourself. I know I'll play here often. For their first challenge, TCC has gone with a color-themed one. Yummy. Neapolitan Ice Cream...Love it!



I got a "ping" right away. Wasn't sure if I could make it work, but somehow, I managed. Really wanted to play in the Clean and Graphic style, but I'm pretty sure that this is more in the Clean and Layered style. The "ping" wouldn't let me go in a different direction today...who knows what tomorrow will bring however. My card looks like this:


I started with a kraft base, Gina K. nice paper. I cut a 4" x 5.25" panel from a scrap of dp, with my Cameo. Then I used a scrap of brown and cut it with an MFT "love" die. A snip of SU brown ribbon, and attached is a Teresa Collins star. Now for the interesting part...In one of my drawers, I thought I had some spray adhesive, but it turned out to be a high gloss glaze. Thought, "what the heck, I'm trying this...", and did. I sprayed a transparency and sprinkled some Stampendous glitter. So it's not a shaker card, the glitter is literally stuck to the the transparency paper. I adhered the sentiment to a white scrap and then popped the glittery panel to that. That's tucked and adhered to the heart panel. Done. I rather like this project. I definitely like this challenge!

I have one more card to share. This one is a birthday card for one of the grandsons, who turns 15 (where did that time go?????) He's really special. I mean Really special. I hope you all have a son/grandson just like him. I've been thinking about this card a while. His favorite color is orange, and I wanted to incorporate it into this card, and not make it look too girly or kiddie. I think it works. This one is going into the latest challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. Great sketch, and once I decided to go with it, it practically made itself.  Here's their sketch:


And here's what I came up with:


Lots of scraps...I started with a Neenah white base, then found that circle-y orange scrap in the dp box, along with the more solid-ish one. The blue scraps are full of texture, and I got them a million years ago at a scrap convention. The polaroid frame was cut on my Cameo, and I used an SU grunge stamp and then an Avocado Arts sentiment, stamped directly on top of that. Both stamps used my favorite Jenni Bowlin navy. A SC wood veneer star, and an MME enamel dot. And that's all. I'll shut up now! Happy dances everyone.

28 comments:

Lynn said...

Your posts always make me smile and I needed a smile today. It has been one of those days. I love hearing about your grandson. His card is awesome and my 16 year old would love it. Your first card is perfection. Love when an idea translates to reality.

Teresa Kline said...

so adorable, luv the CAS styled card, so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Colleen said...

Love how you put together your first card, isn't it great when it works out and your really do like it? Your grandson's card is great too, I have a 14 year old and do indeed wonder where did those 14 years go?

Deepti said...

Beautiful cards Bev, I just love the sprinkle of glitter on transparency, great idea :) n the second card is awesome too

Linda said...

Both of your cards are lovely. I especially like your first card.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Love your cards and excited to see the new blog started with its first challenge

Kerin said...

I love both cards! On your first one, the luck of ending up with a fabulous card with a spray you didn't plan on using is great! I think both my boys (14 and 18) would love your second card :) Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...both of your cards are gorgeous! I love your love card, and your heart window is fabulous with love right in the middle...your star charm is the perfect touch to a stunning card. Your orange card is just too cute...I love that shade and it looks fabulous with the dark blue...such a festive birthday card.
Take care and I hope you warm up soon.

Jen said...

Great cards Bev. I think you nailed the card for you special grandson! Who doesn't love some orange and blue together! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Joyce said...

Two fabulous cards. I love the look of your first. The die cut heart and all that glitter--swoon. I did think it was a shaker until I read your post. And, the second card is perfect for a young man. I love blue and orange together. It always surprises me--how well they go together. Can't go wrong with a star for a guy.

Shannon J said...

I am definitely heading over to check out this challenge! I absolutely LOVE what it inspired you to create - soft, pretty, awesome! And the card for your grandson is PERFECT!! Now that is not an easy task to accomplish for a teenage boy! But you nailed it :) You sure made me smile when you spoke of this young man!!

Geri said...

Awesome cards Bev!!! I absolutely adore the muted colors on your Card Concept entry! I'm thinking that this could qualify in either category! New territory for all of us, so it will be interesting to see how the different styles evolve! The faux shaker highlight - gorgeous! Heck, this way the sparkle doesn't all fall to the bottom. I think this is actually a REALLY clever idea!

Your grandson is going to give you the biggest bear hug ever when he sees this card! You nailed the "NOT girly or kiddie" perfectly...especially with the grunge stamp - totally boy!!!

My favorite - the MME enamel dot - perfect spot, cool idea!

Kelly Griglione said...

Love your faux-shaker card, Bev!! Probably easier to make that way, right?!? Thanks for reminding me about that challenge ... I need to go check it out. Your grandson will love his orange delight too : )

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

You gotta go where the ping leads you! This definitely has graphic elements (the letters, the heart and the solid brown ribbon). Love the shimmery feel from the glaze! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Marybeth said...

Can't wait to check out the new challenge. Your ping led you in the right direction with this wonderful heart shaker card. Your second card is a not her great one. Hole you are warming up.

cm said...

Who - as in WOW and WOW whoa! Bev, these cards are eye-catching, stunning! Your take on the new challenge has me amazed and dazzled; serendipity at play with the discovery of the gloss spray and the sprinkle of glitters. Result: one beautiful card, perfect for the Clean, Graphic, Layered challenge (named after YOU!). How I enjoyed reading about your really extra special wonderful grandson (gahh...they grow up tooo fast..my "girl" will be 15 in only 11 years!)! You so delight in him, and I know that he delights in you,the best grandma ever! Your card is a hit; he'll love this to the moon and back! Oh,but you have made my day sparkly!! Hugs, dear friend!
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Bobby said...

Two more wonderful creations to add to your resume, Bev. I'm looking forward to entering this new challenge, too.

KayM said...

Oh your card is just lovely! I think it could be considered Clean and Graphic or Clean and Layered. It's kind of a in between :) Very beautiful either way you go! Thanks so much for playing along with the first Card Concept Challenge! :)

Anita in France said...

There I was thinking shaker ... and there you were, having pinged something even more awesome ... this is sooooo creative, Bev ... all of that glorious sparkle is simply delicious! Your grandson is going to be so delighted with his orange and navy graphic card ... a perfect balance of colour and composition! Anita :)

Michelle said...

Such a sweet card! I love the glitter on the heart and the star is completely wonderful!

Amy O said...

These are both lovely cards! I love orange and blue together. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Karen D said...

My gosh Bev, I think you need to bottle that 'ping' if helps you come up with such a great technique. What a wonderful outcome from a spray of glossy glaze. The glitter heart and sentiment works so perfectly with the DSP you have used and the wee star is so sweet.
I love your second card too. I am so impressed that a young lad loves orange.
Thank you so much for joining us in The Card Concept's first challenge.

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! I especially love the first one!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fabulous cards, Bevie! I love them both!! And I love that you were number two in the gallery!!

I don't really get all the nuances of the styles on the TCC challenge yet, but I do know that your card is Clean and GORGEOUS!! Now THAT should be a category and you would win it!!

Have a fantastic weekend! Don't go running outside in your shorts and sandals just because the weather warms up a twidge over freezing!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

Bev both lovely cards, I love your Card Concept creations and thank you so much for sharing with us at The Card Concepts first challenge.

Jen Timko said...

Love these! Your take on the FMS sketch is really wonderful. Fun patterns. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

maria f. said...

Ooooohhh - the glitter on the transparency. That looks so cool! And lucky grandson-turning-15. He's getting a pretty cool card too.

Kim S said...

That glitter is such a fabulous look! I love the soft colors (and another idea for that die that I just ordered!) I love blue and orange together - I think it makes both colors look even more vibrant - so just perfect for your bday card!