NERD ALERT: I mistakenly said below that the DARLING inspiration for Cath's challenge was created by Courtney Baker (who IS the genius behind Practicing Creativity Designs). But in fact the card was created by Courtney Kelley - another amazingly talented designer. I so apologize for getting these two very talented ladies mixed up. Thanks Jen W. for letting me know!! No doubt, I should have had more sleep before I drafted this post. LOL
I am DRAGGING today after my long weekend in Las Vegas with my sister. Got home at 2:00 AM yesterday morning. I’ve decided that I’m just too freakin’ old to be staying out late and surviving on just a few hours of sleep. LOL But we had a blast – didn’t win anything, but had a blast!
I had to pop in today to share the card that I made for the current Moxie Fab Challenge – Chevron Chic. I know I’ve told you a million times how much I love Cath’s challenges. She stretches me in ways I never knew I could stretch, and I so appreciate that about her. Today’s challenge is no exception. Chevrons – what?! Now don’t get me wrong – I’m a clean and graphic girl all the way. It seriously never occurred to me to use something as graphic and linear as chevrons. But they are so the rage these days, so I decided to give it a go (do a search on Pinterest and you’ll see what I mean!).
Not sure how I came up with the idea – it just kinda popped into my head. The lines of the chevron remind me of the gradient effect of a rainbow when stamped in rainbow colors. The inspiration photo from the challenge was this card by Courtney Baker – the genius and proprietor behind Practicing Creativity Designs. [SEE CLARIFICATION ABOVE!] So, of course, I had to use Courtney’s Retro Christmas Backgrounds set to create the chevrons. I stamped the image in several different colors, leaving a slight white gap between colors. The clouds were created with some cloud dies from My Favorite Things and Papertrey Ink. The sunshine image is from the Scattered Showers Additions set, and the sentiment is from the Up, Up & Away Sentiments set, also from Papertrey Ink. The button was a last minute addition to add a bit of interest and dimension (like there isn’t enough already, right?!). Can’t decide if I should have “dressed” the button or not – decided to go with the cleaner look.
That’s it for me today, kids! Be sure and come back tomorrow for the newest CAS-ual Fridays challenge – it’s a goodie!! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day!