Monday, April 20, 2009

April IHP Design Team Challenge

Each month a member of the i {heart} papers design team hosts a challenge. This month it was Cathleen who came up with the challenge, and her theme was Going Askew. We were to make something with the image put on crooked. Makes sense, since Cathleen's blog is called Crooked Card Creations!

I thought I knew what I was going to do already, but as luck would have it, this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge had a skewed image on it, so I decided to take advantage of the double-play! And I realized I needed to make a birthday card for my son-in-law, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and went looking for papers/colors to make a masculine card. I guess that made it a triple-challenge! I only inked the cake itself on this, since I didn't want the pedestal it was sitting on for this purpose.

What I used:
Stamps: Birthday Cakes (Impression Obsession) (just realized Kate is out of these - termporarily, I hope!)
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers
Paper: Marrakech (Basic Grey), Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Ruby Red (SU!), Papertrey white
Other: Scalloped border and star punches (SU!)

Go check out what Kate and the rest of the design team did with this challenge:
Sarah Anderson
Cathleen Torina
Loretta Lock
Amber Kroening
Kendra Wietstock
Lori Tecler
Deb Felts
Tracy Schultz
Meredith Socha
Dee Jackson

And now I'm going to go to sleep before I throw my @#^%@!&#^!%# computer out the window for getting bogged down with some background nonsense, making this post take 10 times longer to put together than necessary!


Cathleen said...

This is so cute Carolyn, I love the paper that you used...what a fun card!

Deb said...

This is so fun Carolyn! Love this paper, perfect for a masculine card! Great Mojo sketch too!

Dee Jackson said...

Really cute! The star is a wonderful accent.

Kendra said...

Great guy card! Super job!

whoistracy said...

What a fun card! Love that dp you used.

Amber said...

Super cute, I love it!

i {heart} papers said...


Lynn Mercurio said...

Poor Carolyn...I can sympathize with your PC frustrations. Technology...a blessing & a curse! But your card is absolutely adorable. What fantastic patterned really makes your image pop! Fabulous job with the challenge.

Lori said...

Great masculine card!