Friday, 28 October 2011

I enjoyed this challenge. As a graphic designer i am used to working within blocks or areas of text and imagery. Its some thing that we are trained to do [well old school when we didnt have computers.

I have built up a catalogue of sketches as they help when your at the point when you cant think what design you want to do re-visiting your sketches can help break down a barrier, and give you that little bit of inspiration.

I wanted a Art Deco feel for this card and kept it to the one pallet. Purple! The images are ones that i have obtained over the years and the papers are from my paper/card stock. I always take apart papers and card and mix them up. I am not to keen on uniformity l am a messy crafter. Nothing is spared when lm in that crafting zone. The question l keep asking myself is I WONDER IF THAT WILL?

So if all the colours and designs are all mixed up it can help you on a design path, it can give you an opportunity to use colours that you may not have thought about.

Any way where was i before i started to ramble?

Ahh right the card.

All it was were 4 images. One of them had to be full length and the 3 circles i wanted to have 3 smaller images and not buttons or flowers. Its good to mix it up now and then.

The ribbon was made with the help of a Martha Stewart paper punch.

I have to hold my hand up now and admit that l had made a mistake. I did have a sentiment on the ribbon that l had printed out. When l looked at the finished card l didnt like it. So i removed it. As i had used a wet glue i  also removed some of the paper from the punched out ribbon. So rather than try to remove it i grabbed some silver card and just cut a 'slither' so that it covered the ripped paper.

There you have it. My entry to the card challenge 188.

It was fun and it took 90 minutes which was just what crafty fix l needed.

If you want to know anything about what i have done please leave a message and i will get back to you a.s.a.p.

Keep Krafting



  1. Hi.
    I love your creation♥. Stunning work:)

    Hugs, Marita

  2. stunning card Alan, love the images you used!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Have a great, crafty weekend, Debxx

  3. Love your style and your projects. Glad I discovered you on Cards For Men and congrats on becoming a DT member. I'm also a follower now.

  4. Hi Alan thats one fabulous card I love your use of the mono colouring and that image is just gorgeous. And welcome to the CFM Team I do hope you will enjoy working with us ladies as it will be to have a man on our team we are looking forward to it. hugs Shirleyx


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