Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hello Chevron...Unscripted Sketches #205 and CAS-Fridays #95

Here I am once more, with the continuing saga of my 'chevron' expedition that launched me into creating three cards.  While the challenges were challenge enough, using chevrons added yet another level of 'whoa, this is kinda difficult' to the mix.  Chevrons, as I noted in my previous post, took me into new territory, and even though they proved a bit daunting (chevron die - that's my solution!), the adventures were fun.  Let's just say I've developed a new respect for the zig-zags - and while we need to have some 'distance' in our relationship for a bit, I'm more open to using them than previously.  That patterned paper won't be sent to the back of the pad any more!

My card is a first-time entry for Unscripted Sketches #205 (with a bit of 're-visioning')
and a second for this week's CAS-Fridays #95

My new The Alley Way Stamps are on stage - love them!!  And yes...more fussy-cutting because I'm ink-and-stamp challenged!.  I think it's time for an online card-making class!!

Here's my card:

Thanks for dropping by, and know that your comments are both welcomed and appreciated, immensely.
Wishes for a day filled with cheerful 'hello's' from family and me!!


SmilynStef said...

Love those fussy cut chevrons ... way to embrace the designs that you fear :) ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

Jocelyn Olson said...

The chevrons are so much fun and the fussy cutting is great! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Pamela said...

I love those rainbow colored chevrons! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Patrice said...

Love that flower stamp - thanks for linking up at Unscripted Sketches this week!

Alice said...

this is so sweet! lovely card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays CHallenge!

Greta said...

Oh wow, Carol--this is just terrific! Love everything you did here!

Geri said...

I'm happy to hear that you tackled the chevron challenge....and won! Fabulous choice of colors - everything coordinates beautifully - especially the colors that you used in the chevrons. The brads really provide a nice pop of contrast color. Thank you for choosing our Unscripted Sketch to showcase your talent and creativity :)

Geri said...

Yay! I am so excited when I come across a fellow Canadian, but thrilled to bits when I find someone with a Manitoba connection! Our daughter lives in Calgary so now the connection goes both ways

Isn't it great to have fun & happy childhood memories of time spent on your grandparents farm (Baba & Gigi in my case as I am 100% Ukrainian).

Thanks for your sweet words! I really do love this fun craft and often find that the different challenges are the perfect way to step outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself with trends, etc that I would normally avoid. It's really a nice surprise when I find something I like :)

Shannon J said...

Well, I think you've mastered the Chevron! Gorgeous card, Carol! Sweet, cheerful and perfectly designed - "the trifecta"!!!