Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wow! Challenge #2 Today - The Friday Mashup

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Hey y'all. Hope you're having a great day. Just a quick little post here. I found a cool challenge and just had to enter it. You know that never happens with me, right? Yeah, that's it. In fact I like it so much I'm posting twice today just so I can get it in, in time.

Have you been to The Friday Mashup! yet? I think this is the first time I've played along with them.They have cool weekly challenges where you have the option of two different design challenges or combining both. So, one was a color challenge...and if you don't know how I feel about those, read this. Let's just say I feel I'm pretty inept at them. However this challenge gave me the colors and the design idea so it was pretty hard even for me to mess up....I think. Why don't you have a look and let me know what you think.

Here's my challenge card-

Challenge Card featuring Olympic Rings

Here's the challenge-

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project with "The Olympic Colour Combination of Marina Mist, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi & Red."
  2. Or Make a Project using "Multiple Circles."
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Olympic Color Combo and Multiple Circles."
Well, believe it or not I decided to "Mash it Up" Yeah, my Scaredy Cat was Fearless!!! Lol :)

I made the rings by punching a small circle, I think it was my 1' circle and then centering that inside the next size up and punching another circle. This gave me the rings. I first saw this technique here although I must have used bigger punches. I then snipped each "ring" so I could inter-twine them with each other in the "Olympic Rings" pattern and then used SNAIL (I know, gasps of disbelief are being heard around the blogging world!) to close them back up and secure them to each other so the cut section didn't show. Once I had them all lined up I ran the piece through my Big Shot with the Lattice E.F. Normally that embeds your pieces together enough that no other adhesive is needed. I must have had some SNAIL that stuck to the top of the folder because when I opened it up some of the rings came up too. I simply went back and applied a little Tombow to the edges of the rings and I can assure you, they're not going anywhere now!

You know I like to have a decorated inside too, so here's what I came up with-

I took one of my left-over rings and used it as a template to make another set of rings on the inside. I used the fine-tip point of the challenge colors and simply traced around the inside. I have to say I was pretty tickled with how it turned out. See the label with the sentiment? Yeah, that wasn't the original idea. I stamped that sentiment directly over the rings and it looked o.k. but it didn't stand out enough so I decided to try something else. I stamped it again and punched it out with my Decorative Label Punch. I then took the same markers and lightly edged the label, alternating the colors. I think it made for a cool effect. I then popped this up with Dimensionals and I was finished.

What do you think? I'm very happy with how it turned out. I hope the DT likes it too.

Well, that's all I have for you today. I'm headed out to girls night for dinner and Magic Mike! Woo-Hoo. I hope you liked today's card and I hope it inspires you to try something new. I'd love to hear what you think about today's card, so if you have a moment to drop me a line, it would make my day! I read all my comments and try and respond back as well. If you'd like to +1 or Pin it, I've put the buttons on my blog for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by. You are sooo  appreciated! I hope to see you back here real soon. Till next time-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storm to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

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  1. Wow those rings look amazing!! The way they all interlock together is so clever. Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

  2. I am glad you found us. This is a great card, I really like how you interlocked your rings, and the inside of the card is so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  3. Awesome card Shannon and thanks for mentioning me in your post! I like how you intertwined your rings, very clever!

  4. What a nice and cute card! I really like it very much! Thanks for mash it up for the Friday Mashup! Liebe Grüße Ulrike from germany(guest designer)

  5. Welcome to the Friday Mashup! We love seeing new faces.. I love what you did with the challenge colors, great Olympic Project.


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