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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A Couple of Challenges

The Sir Stampalot challenge for June is to use punches. And the Craft Cardmakers challenge is to use your least and most favourite colours.

Punching takes me back to some of my earliest papercraft (as opposed to cross stitched and hardanger) cards. I love the precision of punches, and the results often fulfil my love of symmetry and regularity. (A bit like counted cross stitch and hardanger, really.)

The colours thing is harder. I've got lots of favourite colours, although turquoise shades and corally ones are pretty much up there. For the sake of this challenge, I went for a strong cyan/turquoise. My least favourite is harder. There are combinations I hate, but that's not the same as individual colours, so in the end I went for the colours I find it hardest to cope with - black and white. (I know, two colours. But I have this obsession with black being somehow morbid and I hate having too much white on a card. I couldn't decide, so I went for both.



The stamp punches and the central pattern are all McGill punches that I've had for a while. The stamp shapes are punches I thought I'd use a lot, but even the bigger one isn't big enough for a lot of purposes, and of course, now I've got my Wizard and nesties, so they've been relegated to the cupboard. The border punch is from Fiskars.

The effect is simpler than I've been making of late, but I think it works, and it'd definitely make a good masculine card for someone.

7 comments:

brenda said...

Hi Josephine

Your card has a real feel f elegance about it and really clever use of those punches.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge and good luck.

B x

Tracy said...

This is really different and great too. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jane said...

This must have taken you ages to make this beautiful card. Good luck at Crafty Cardmakers challenge XX

Francesca said...

What a wonderful card , I love the colours.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!.

Hugs
Francesca

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Josephine I am loving this so much what a wonderful creation it certainly carries an impact stunning work thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a fabulous geometric card.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Phred said...

A really different card. Well done Glad you joined us at Crafty Cardmakers

lv toria

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