Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thank goodness it's August!

I really am glad it's August. My self-imposed "No Buy July" is over. Did I follow through....mostly...only two smallerish purchases. One box, which DH brought in from the mailbox, came yesterday... He really doesn't mind; you should see the full to overflowing bookshelves in his office! We each have our addictions and are completely supportive of one another. I'm pretty sure we both think that an order for one of us means that the other is behind and really should start shopping! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I'm playing with some of those new goodies today. And some slightly older new goodies too, all from PTI. Oh what fun! I'm sure you all know by now that Tag Your It! and CAS(E) this Sketch have teamed up for a twofer that lasts for two weeks. Make a tag, make a tag/card inspired by this delightful sketch by Gayatri Murali. Had to play. Giant PINGS smacking around my brain, and they're still going -- crying "do one in pink!!!!" Will probably listen to them, but have some work to get done before I have any more fun in my craft room. Here's Gayatri's sketch:



Sure hope you're tempted to play along too! 

Here's what I came up with:


The pings made this really easy. The picture in my head translated exactly to the card. Love it when that happens! Started out with a Neenah white base, then added a panel of aqua. Sorry, no label, so have no idea who made it. A scrap of white die cut with my new PTI die, and a scrap of black and white striped paper that I printed with my Cameo. A PTI sentiment with SU black ink, and three black sequins. The star is from SC, and I almost colored it, but liked the neutral tone against the black. Some random ribbon, and a bit of twine. I did pop up the tag too. And that's it for today. Happy dances everyone.

20 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this Bev, the black stripes are so fun and the veneer star! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tag You're It!

Kylie said...

Happy dances indeed! Another Bev masterpiece. Love the stripes on the tag and that wood veneer star is the perfect embellishment - especially against the white/blue. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Susanne Vargas said...

The aqua and black and white stripes look so clean and fresh and the wood veneer star is the perfect embellishment! Love!

Lynn said...

I love when that happens too! The bold stripes and the touch of wood are truly fabulous Bev.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this! Your clean look is so appealing to me!! I liked your "No buy July" idea -- didn't do it, but I liked the idea ;)

Marybeth said...

Love they way you split the stripes on this bold and fresh tag,Bev! Nice way to use your new stash. Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

Deepti said...

What a fun creations, love those Black and white stripes and wood veneer star :) I like the colors too. And as far is shopping is concerned Sigh!!! I wish my husband had a hobby like this, I definitely would have surpassed him LOL

Joyce said...

This is fabulous. I love the stripes on your tag, and that wooden embellie--looks great au naturale.

Bobby said...

This card is so striking, Bev. The black and white look great with the aqua. Yay for you that your husband has an addictive hobby, too. I usually hope my husband doesn't get the mail. ;)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mmm Mmm, this is divine, Bevie! I love your interpretation of the sketch, especially the way that ribbon topper appears to be floating!! Cool effect! Hugs, Darnell

Jen said...

Bold and graphic! I love these colors against a kraft background!

Patti said...

Wow! you really outdid yourself with this one!! Fantastic color combo and design : )

Love it!

Patti

Geri said...

PING, PING, PING....you're firing on all cylinders girl! Stunning tag! Love the star and love how the blue shows through on the stitched/circled outline of the tag!

Anita in France said...

What an awesome ping that was, Bev ... love the crisp black and white against the soft aqua ... so stunning ... made even more so by the addition of that wood veneer star! Love it, my friend! Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

No purchases for a whole month? That would be hard!
I love your card, Bev! Fabulous take on the sketch & TYIC!

Sweet Kobylkin said...

Your card is bold and pretty, Bev! I like your take on CTS sketch and colour combo, never thought of aqua and black-n-white!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE your tag card!!! Perfect take on the sketch too!!!

Kim S said...

This is so fun. Love the bold black stripe and accents on the soft blue. The star is all it needed!

cm said...

Pings x Pings happening here, my sweet friend, with a card that totally rocks these challenges and is a fabulous debut of some of your new goodies. Glad the 'no July shopping' has ended (I tried...no luck *grin*) The diagonal/white tag and the wooden star, set on the lovely blue background...eye-catching marvelous! WWCD!!!
Hugs~c

donna mikasa said...

Such a fun, trendy tag, Bev! I love the stripes and that cute wooden star! Thanks so much for joining the challenges!