Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chevron Chic–Another Moxie Fab Challenge!

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

Hola Chicas!

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!

Wishing you Sunshine & Rainbows Edited
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 poBright Birthday Card by Courtney Kelley, p. 25pped 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!

20 comments:

lostinpaper said...

What a clever idea! Love your amazing chevron rainbow!!

Jenny said...

Oh wow that's an amazing idea, just love visiting your blog, such inspirational stuff :)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

Brilliant idea for a chevron rainbow and I love the little button sunshine peeking out from behind it. Put a big smile on my face. :)

Btw - the chevron present card is by Courtney Kelly

http://courtneykelley.typepad.com/backtothedrawingboard/

Lindsay said...

So so clever! I love that chevron rainbow!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I adore stamps used in a 'different' way - these are gorgeous! Glad you had a fab time in Vegas and I must agree on the staying out all night front! Vx

Karen B. said...

Absolutely love what you did with the PCD set! So totally inspirational!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun and happy card! So fun to see that you are a fellow washingtonian:)

Terri said...

No big winners?! That sucks but I am sure you guys had a great time! Can't believe you did not get home till 2:00 am...us old people should not fly red eye, lol!

Miss ya much!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the button and what a great take on Cath's challenge.

Karen H. said...

I am in love with your rainbow card!! The chevron rainbow is too cool and I love the button sun.

Sarah said...

Absolutely adore that rainbow. And I really, really love that background set from Court. It will probably be the first stamp set I wear out!

Patrice said...

That rainbow is fabulous!

Christine said...

Oh my stars this is fabulous! We are doing a feature on projects with clouds and sunshine on them in a couple weeks and I would love it if you would submit it for that on Practical Scrappers! practicalscrapperslayouts@gmail.com

Virginia L. said...

How gorgeous and sunny is this card!! Love it to bits! You are rocking this challenge, Karolyn!

Erin Smetak said...

Your card is SO cute! And I have NO idea what you are talking about! Chevron?! All the rage?! What?! Guess I have a little homework to do!

Laurie said...

Totally adorable Karolyn! What a fun design!!

Dana said...

Love this! So unique and colorful!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your chevron rainbow!

Cath said...

Hey Karolyn! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

veronica said...

love your chevron rainbow! cute idea.