Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Prettie Wednesday

Two weeks ago, Jana challenged the Prettie Girls to a very specific challenge. I think I got everything, but I'm afraid I don't like the end result very much. Oh well, you can't love everything you make, right? Jana's challenge was to create a card or scrapbook page using the following items:

-1 dry embossed piece (embossing folders and texture plates count!)
-2 pieces of patterned paper
-3 colors of solid cardstock (this includes any neutrals you use)
-4 embellishments
-5 layers

Within these parameters she gave the following qualifications: the dry embossed piece must be one of your patterned papers or your 3 colors. At no point should there be more than 4 layers under a top piece of cardstock. However, if you have your base card with a second layer on may have multiple small pieces each with 2 layers under them. You may use as many tools as you like.

As I said, I think I got everything. . .my dry embossed piece, 2 pieces of patterned paper from the DCWV Far East Stack, 3 colors of cardstock (Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi and Brown), 4 embellishments (hemp, brads/gemstone for the dragon eye, paper piercing, gold glitter glue) and 5 layers (well, I have at least 5 anyway).

I'm thinking this card just isn't my normal style, so that's probably why I'm not so fond of it. I'm not the layering type either, so thinking about the layers so much had me stumped! LOL Be sure and check out what the other Prettie Girls came up with for this challenge as many of them are "Layer Queens Extraordinaire", so I'm sure their cards are just fabulous!! :)

Julie Masse
Jessie Rone
Jana Weaver
Jillian Winters
Danielle Lounds
Jodi Collins
Jackie Rakoski
Jackie Pedro
Jessica Diedrich
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps-Flirty Fortunes (Paper Pretties); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette), Creamy Caramel (SU); Paper- Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red (SU), brown (DCWV), Far East Stack (DCWV); Accessories- hemp twine, brads (Making Memories), gemstone (Hero Arts), Bubbles Cuttlebug folder (Provocraft), paper piercer, gold glitter glue; Finished card measures 4.25"x5.5"


chelemom said...

You know what they say....we are our own worst critics! I think it is absolutely lovely!!! I love it!!!!

StampOwl said...

wonderful card Charmaine

Gabriela said...

This is absolutely STUNNING - what a marvelous card.

Julie Masse said...

I think this is so neat!! No it's not your normal style but it sure is a great look - love the dragon and his sparkly eye!

~amy~ said...

Oh Charmaine....I absolutely adore this card!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Honestly Charmaine, it isn't what I am used to seeing from you, but it is still fabulous!! I really TRIED to only do 5layers...I think I got close. I do think I have too many embellishments, but I swear I TRIED, LOL!!

Janine said...

Hi Charmaine!! Hope all is well with you... This is a great card.
As have all the ones of late. We just arrived home from a trade show in Vegas so have been catching up big time.
Have a great day!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I think this is really awesome! I think this set kinda makes us step out of our "comfort zone' but that's a good thing! I love your card! This was a tough one!!! We should ahve stuck w/ your Pastels LOL!!! {{{hugs}}}!!!!

Nancy said...

This card is beautiful!

Rose Ann said...

Such pretty papers, and I love the chopsticks & fibers!! Great card, Charmaine!!

Christi said...

This is perfect Charmaine!! I am working on mine now and having the hardest time! LOL

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Charmaine! You crazy girl you! This card is FLIPPIN AMAZING!!! Your coloring on the chopsticks takes my breath away, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout, the dp you used and the and utter PERFECTION!

christie said...

Charlie I think you did awesome! The paper is totally perfect!

Jackie Pedro said...

I think this is fantastic, Charmaine!!

Jana Weaver said...

beautiful totally rocked this challenge!! LOVE the papers you used and the jewel on the eye is the perfect touch!!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gorgeous. I love this card. The color composition, the papers, all the Details, fantastic!
best wishea from germany,

Anonymous said...

Charmaine, this rocks! Honestly, it is really amazing! 5 layers...damn, I do that on every card almost...LOL! Great job!


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