Thursday, February 10, 2011

My First Challenge and Everything You Never Wanted to Know About This Card

So, I decided to do a challenge and I picked Gingersnap Creations - Coffee and Cream.  They have some fantastic entries.

Of course, I decided right away that because of the color combo I would do vintage  - a technique that I definitely struggle with.  How can you struggle with vintage, you ask? Because things generally touch in a random and crazy way.  Yes, yes, I stuggle with collage as well.  My batty brain just likes to make things that are even and symetrical. 

So, here is my first try: 

Let me regale you with the birth of this card - it was originally a 3 x 7 card. But it was too long and I cut it down.  Then I ripped one edge - too much - and trimmed it up.  Now it was way too skinny.  So I decided to go with an ATC, and I trimmed some more, added some pages from a 1940s book, did a little distressing and made a flower of distressed petals and a furniture brad that I beat around with a hammer.  For reasons unknown, once the flower was attached, I was thrown into a tailspin and decided that it needed to be a card again and ta-dah!  I'm not sure what my reasoning behind the pink is - perhaps there should be a sub-grouping of the challenge called Coffee, Cream and SweetnLow. 

On the plus side, I did notice that this fit in nicely with another challenge - Paper Pals Arts - Those Were the Days Vintage Theme (PPA80) so I'm going to be brave and enter it into both.

Thanks for looking!  As always, concrit and comments always welcome.

12 comments:

Jingle said...

This is very cute!

lszalil said...

Very nice card with a nice story to go with it.

Lili

Linda Callahan said...

I love hearing the about the creative process! And the result is great! Thanks for joinging us at Pals Paper Arts!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

So glad to see you've jumped into the blogging world with the rest of us. Love your header and background, and not just your first challenge, but 2. Gingersnaps was a great place to start.

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty! Congrats on your first challenge card! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty card- love the story too!

Michele said...

i love this. the purple in the back is a wonderful backdrop for your coffee/cream creation! do more challenges -- it's fun! xo

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Beautiful card! Love your vintage flower! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Coffee & Cream Challenge!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Welcome, great card...just thinking about the bats tho! lol

Jack said...

This seems to be the way I create too - Happy Accidents. Turned out to be a fab card! xx

trisha too said...

Pretty card--that tulip image is making me think spring!

:)

Terry said...

Welcome to blogland! Your card is very pretty and I love that tulip! Have fun and stop by and visit me anytime!