Sunday, January 5, 2014

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
  Those of you who are familiar with my work know that I very rarely make "cutesy" cards.  Not that I don't like them, I just am not that in to creating them myself.  This year I promised I would expand my crafting horizons, so you will see many attempts at creating cute cards. The Optional Twist this week is:  The Sights, Sounds, and Colors of Winter.   My image is from:

 I guess I really am into trying to broaden my scope, because I used a lot of glitter glue on this card and I normally don't use glitter.  This image seemed to cry out for it, though.  I was so happy when I found the little blue glittered flower in my jar of miscellaneous flowers.

The "Lift Tickets" seemed to work here and I thought they worked well with the challenge theme.  I tried four or five different ways of attaching them to the card, but using this flower seemed to give me the best effect.  I used a small flat head brad to attach the tickets and then covered the brad with the flower.  The tops of the tickets are dimensioned and looks kinda cool IRL!

 I have fallen in love with this spellbinder die and was excited to find that it framed my image perfectly!  The white ribbon is from one of my Really Reasonable Ribbon bundles.  I have purchased several of their sale bundles and will purchase more.  I can always find the perfect ribbon for my projects!   My DH, the artist, says that my coloring is improving with each day.  I love my hubby to death, but I also know that he will LIE to protect my feelings.  But I wasn't too disappointed with this.  I will never have great Copic skills, but I will keep trying!   Maybe that is why I don't do cutesy...too much coloring!

I have had these mitten stamps and sentiment for almost two years.  This is my first time using them.  They work well with this project..don't ya think?

Card Stock:  Neenah "Red Pepper" 80# Linen
Designer Papers: Echo Park "Winter Park" by Lori Whitlock
Image: Squigglefly "Hang Ten"
Sentiment and Mittens Stamps:  Unity Stamp Company
Dies: Spellbinders' "Wavy Borders"
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Challenges Entered: