Friday, October 5, 2012

Crafty Gals ~ Outside the Box!

 
It is the 5th of the month, so I am back with another challenge of the Crafty Gals!  We are a group of bloggers who have monthly challenges, caring comments & fun chit chat on SCS—our favorite stamping site to visit.
This month, the challenge was posted by Athina.  Here are the details of her challenge:

“Think Outside the Box!”

I challenge you to make a project with no squares or rectangles (not even the base of a card or scrapbook layout). Since we have already stepped outside the box, let’s take another step. Try a technique that you have not tried before. It is always fun to learn something new and expand our creativity. Have fun with it! I can't wait to see what you create!

I do not like to be outside of my comfort zone—and 99% of my cards use rectangles and squares.  I might make a tent topper, but it still has a square base.  So—this challenge was a good one for me.  We made a card similar to this one at a stamp event I went to a few months ago and I thought it was a fun card.  So—I made a telescoping card and it is made with three circles!  My technique is to make that type of card as well as adding glitter, which I seldom do.

 
 This is the first and second circles--aren't these a couple of cuties!

 
Here is the card all the way open!


I think it is a fun card and I hope Athina thinks I met the challenge!

Image/Sentiment—Gina K Designs Stamps

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Real Red and Whisper White

Ink—SU Real Red and Handsome Hunter; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—SU Silver Brads; Sizzix Scallop Circle Die; Nestabilities Circle Die; Copic Markers; Glitter; White Glittery Ribbon;

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Gals.   All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar and I hope you will enjoy all of our creations. Thanks for joining us!




13 comments:

Jackie

Now this is really cute & I've NEVER tried this before! FABULOUS job on the challenge Hun & thanks for the inspiration!!!

Melina

I haven't tried this technique before. I'm gonna have to do it! Your creation is so sweet! TFS! :)

Liz Williams

Wow, how cute is this!!!!

Carolina Little

Barb I thought your round card was so cute...and then I scroll down and I thought... "OH IT OPENS". BEAUTIFUL!!!. This card is so cute!!!. I have to try this technique. Well done!!!

Athina

I love it Barb! Those images are just darling! Thanks for playing along, you did awesome!

Patty Gorka

This was very clever and creative, great 'thinking outside the box'

Tracie

Hey....what a neat way to make a circle card! Love it!

:: BlueInks ::

What a great project idea. YOu made it so cute and the images are perfect! Great job, Barb!

Darlene

I just love this, haven't tried it yet myself, but you are inspiring me to give it a go! Absolutely love the penguin and snowman - adorable!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Barb, this is such a cute snowman card... telescoping and all! Love the way you went outside the box... and outside your comfort zone, too!

Heather B

Cute card!!! Love it!

Diane Clark-Sutton

Great technique that I need to try. Your images are so cute and your coloring make them stand out so well. Nice job on the challenge.

~Paola~

Loveeee snowmens! and your telescopic card is totally fun!
Very nicely done ♥