Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Opposites......... Attract?

Today is third Wednesday of the month and this is my Ready, Set, Go Challenge Card! The 3 Musketeers--Kelly, Jeanette and me--are back with another challenge for July-our 27th month!  That means we are into our third year--YAY!

Kelly provided the challenge for August when she said: One of the fun parts of creating is making sense out of things that don't always make sense!  Mom used to say when my brother and I were growing up "one of these things is NOT like the other!"  I think he was the other, LOL!  But we were thick as thieves and the best of friends.

So here’s the August theme…  Opposites ....... attract? 
 Your challenge this month is to take two things that do not necessarily belong together and add them to your card in a creative way.  Now, I'm sure you're saying "that girl got too much sun on her vacation!   What does she mean!?"  Think of two OBJECTS, as opposed to a color (like black and white) or a unit (big and small.)  For example, a sun and a moon and water get the idea.  Use at least 2 opposing stamps that you would not normally pair together on the same card.  With a little thinking, and a LOT of creativity, you can make two opposite things work together.  

Ready? Set? Go!

I thought and thought and thought a bit more...............  Hmmmmm, what would work together, but were not made for each other.  I saw this Unity stamp and immediately thought of the Monday Night Football song.  Then, I thought about high school and Homecoming.  And--the parade!  So, I found a musical stamp set that was actually gifted to me by Kelly a few years ago.  It has a saxophone image, the instrument I played in band along with a trumpet, what Rebecca played in high school and still does.  She plays in our Easter brass choir. Plus, she occasionally plays taps for military funerals as she is a member of Bugles Across America and they will provide a volunteer to play whenever asked.  

My card highlights two groups in high school that many times are in opposition to each other--athletics and the arts.  But, they also come together often to provide a great event, like the Homecoming parade and especially the half-time show!  I hope Kelly thinks my card shows that opposites do attract!

Here is the inside of my card.

Please be sure to check out the other Ready, Set, Go cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's and Kelly's blog.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of great cards! I hope Kelly and Jeanette like my card.  I is up for the next theme, so be sure to check back to see what we are up to on the 3rd Wednesday in September!  

Image/Sentiment: Unity-Are you Ready for Some Football; TPC Studio-Music

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Basic Black; Moxie Grid Iron Patterned Paper

Ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: None


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb... I love the opposites you chose to highlight on your card and your words are right-on. They may be in competition at times, but they also work together. That's a great insight!

Your card is so pretty too - with the neutral colors and great images. Awesome job! (BTW, I had to think a lot on this one, too - it was a GREAT challenge theme!)

Aracelli Merla said...

You are so right about these two groups. As a former drama coach, I remember trying to get the football stars to audition so I would get a nice turnout at the musical. LOL! I love your idea here and you have definitely given us some great images. Your card is great! TFS!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great card Barb - and those concepts (sport and music) are so often seen as being in opposition!