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Friday, 9 September 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge #49 - Make yourself uncomfortable

 
The challenge topic this fortnight is "make yourself uncomfortable" which means stepping out of your comfort zone by using a technique or colour combo (or both) that you usually avoid.  As soon as I saw this "acetate card" came to mind - I like the effect but I hate all the messing around getting the layers front and back both sides in line so no workings can be seen.

All I will say is that my card nearly went in the bin so many times.  I used a piece of acetate designed by Dawn Bibby that a crafty friend gave me some years ago to form the card base.  As I have had so many problems with My Craft Studio not printing now to the printer I have had for a few years I have had to "bite the bullet" and try using another software package so I am trying to get used to Craft Artist.  It will take me some time I know but I took in some of Crafty Ann's flower embossed backing papers, some polished stone backing papers, a new gold frame, a new butterfly, added some buttons/bows/ribbon and hey presto the card was ready to be coloured in with my Promarkers.  I then used some spare paper and made some paper flowers with a die-cut along with making some butterflies with a die-cut.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - make your own flowers
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Crafting When We Can - Do it your way
Aly's Sunday - Bow on card
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes plus flowers
Try it on Tuesday - Monochrome
Shopping Our Stash - Birds, bugs or beasts
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Stamp-n-Doodle - Anything goes
Flutter by Wednesday - Open theme
Crafts and Me - Buttons and bows
Little Red Wagon - Use a die-cut
Crafting for all Seasons - Birthday
The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge - Buttons
Penny's Paper Challenge - Photo inspiration
Pile it On - Anything beginning with "b" - bows, buttons and butterflies for me
Just Tracy's Challenge - Things with wings
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes

25 comments:

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Kym. I love butterflies any time. They are so gorgeous, and you made gorgeous card.
I received my post-card today!!! Thank you so much for thinking of me.
O!!!! I posted on my blog Tutorial about flower you asked me. So go and look, when you have a min.
Hugs Nat

Crystal said...

So pretty Kym! I love the butterflies & think you did a fabulous job on your card. It's great to step out of our comfort zone once in awhile :) Thanks for playing along with us at SOS this week!

Jodi said...

This is a very sweet card. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Craft Your Passion. I look forward to seeing more of your work soon!
Hugs,
Jodi

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation and great use of the button theme, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Beryl K said...

Well done you on making an acetate card Kym, it is really beautiful
Beryl x

Jan said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

Carly said...

Kym this is lovely! What pretty colours and I love how you have put it all together.
Thankyou so much for sharing it with us over at Crafting For All Seasons.
xoxoxo Carly

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Kym, love the blues and you've made it look easy. Carol x

Courtney said...

What a great card Kym!! And perfect for our challenge this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Karen Howard said...

This is fabulous, love your creative style! Thanks for joining the Buttons and Bows challenge this week at Crafts and Me!

Jill said...

Think you have created a lovely card Kym, even if it was with 'difficult' bits and pieces!! Thanks for joining us at Just Tracys this month. Jill

PatR said...

Very pretty card, love the blues and the butterflies. Thank you for sharing it with us for the TioT challenge this week. xx

carol said...

hello...fab card,thanks for playing alone with our first challenge at CRAFT WHEN WE CAN, come back soon, x carol

Deena said...

I like the way you insert the cut out that the butterfly in on into the same shape...that looks great...thanks for joining in the Shopping our Stash bugs, birds and/or beasts challenge this week!

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Kym,Thanks for sharing with us at Just Tracy's challenge...
Mandy x

Annette said...

I'm glad it didn't go into the bin as it is gorgeous. Love the colour and acetate is not one of my comfort zones either. Thanks for joining our 'make your own flowers' at Incy Wincy this week.

By the way, I have candy if you're interested in entering!

Annette
xx

Paige said...

Pretty acetate card! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

Michelle said...

nice card - I like how you did the focal point. Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!

Mona E said...

Hey sweetie! Love your card. Such a beautiful blue colour. Thanks for playing at Crafts and Me this week. Hugs...Mona

Joanne said...

Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Danni said...

What a neat butterfly image! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow this is so pretty, love what you have done with our photo inspiration. Thanks for joining in wit our challenge at Pennys and good luck Julie DT

Lesley said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Linda said...

Well done on creating such a beautiful card especially as it was out of your comfort zone. Thanks for joining in with the Just Tracy's challenge.

Linda said...

Well done on creating such a beautiful card especially as it was out of your comfort zone. Thanks for joining in with the Just Tracy's challenge.