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9.17.2011

OCC Not Big on Pink

How was everyone's week? Mine was pretty good! We had our first assembly at school on Thursday, and the kiddos sang great :) They only had 2 music classes to learn 2 new songs, so I'm very happy with how they did!

I'm here with this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner. My buddy Sharon is challenging everyone make a card with blue as the dominant color, and only a hint of pink. You also need to incorporate texture (ribbon, floss, etc) and metal.

Challenges with many requirements always stump me! I don't often like to pile things onto my cards. I kind of cheated with the metal....I used a super thin piece of jewelry wire and strung it between my 2 strands of embroidery floss:



This card is mini- only 3.5" square. So it is getting linked up with CAS-ual Fridays for their mini card challenge. And I'm really getting challenge crazy with this one (sorry to do that to you, I don't usually do this)- I'm submitting it to Lily Pad Cards and the Moxie Fab World.

Oh- and one more curveball- I made another version of the card, and I don't know which I prefer! Here's the softer version:

Hope you choose to play along with us at Our Creative Corner!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Jennifer! I think I like the first card better than the softer one. :)

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  2. Beautiful - I love what you did with that gorgeous flower, and your floss and metal are great embellishments for a CAS card. I think I agree with Arlene - I like the higher contrast in the first card, but they are both wonderful!

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  3. Beautiful!!! I love the drama of the first one. The black layer really makes the other colors pop :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. This is beautiful Jennifer, I love the subtle shading on the flower :)
    Jenny x

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  5. Oh my.. Jen, this is drop dead gorgeous!! Love this design.so.much! SO glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  6. Love how you snuck the metal in there - brilliant idea! They're both gorgeous but I like the brighter pink best.

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  7. Jennifer, this is stunning! I love the clean design and the addition of the thin jewelry wire adds SO much. Both cards are beautiful but I really like the bold contrast of the black card stock on the first one. BEE-U-TI-FUL!! Have a great day! Hugs! :)

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  8. Great card, Jennifer. I really admire the way you got that metal in there even though it was more than you'd usually like to have on the card. Very cool, delicate add-on!

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  9. Beautiful card! The flower really pops!

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  10. Very pretty...love the flower!!!

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  11. Hey Jen! Thanks for linking this up to the Square Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  12. Fabulous Jen ... I soo love the subtle colouring of the flower, it is beautiful ...
    And, I love the simplicity of the thin wire between the floss ... what a lovely touch!!

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  13. Jennifer, I always love what you create! I think youre super talented! and I love how you added the wire as your metal piece! clever!
    If I had to 'vote' on which card I love best, I'd say the one that is on the OCC challenge site. :)
    And I think its' super great that you could submit this card to a few other challenges! see, your super creative! LOVE it!

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  14. Ooooohhh beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  15. Beautiful work, Jen - so wonderfully CAS. I really like the way you have colored the flower with the more intense color in the middle and then fading as you move outward! Personally, I prefer the one with the brighter colored floss - I like the sharp contrast.

    Terrific take on this week's challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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