Saturday, February 25, 2012

I'm back and playing with Crazy 4 Challenges today!

It has been forever and a day since my last post. I have been soooo busy getting ready to move, moving and now in the chaos of unpacking that blogging got a vacation. I have to admit I missed crafting and blogging my creations as it really does keep me sane. And moving really tests the old sanity let me tell you!

I dug out a few supplies in my new but far from unpacked craft room to play along with this week's challenge over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Now I am going to be upfront and share that in the group emails I had heard some talk about this week's challenge and some hair being pulled out. I didn't think much of it- I mean I make 2 layered cards all the time. A card base- then my 2 layers. Easy Peasy!

Except I was wrong. So very very wrong. 

A 2 layer card is the card base and one more layer. That is it. Sounds easy right? Now plan a card in your head and when you go to add more papers...remember to stop. See what I mean? It really is a challenge! After some swearing, temper tantrums and my own hair pulling an idea floated through. And truth be told I LOVE being challenged to step outside of my box so obviously the temper tantrums are just part of my creative process hee hee. To help meet the challenge requirements I just made my nice thick patterned paper from Bo Bunny into my card base. PHEW!

The design on my card was inspired by a design I found on my newest obsession/addiction Pinterest. The exception being it did use 2 layers plus a card base. The simplicity of the design but the eye catching impact totally rocked my world! This is my 2 layer take on it. Here is the original card I found on Pinterest that I think Amber Kroening was the original artist- if I am wrong my apologies!

See what I mean! Stunning!

I used Bo Bunny's GORGEOUS Almanac paper from the Country Garden line as my card base. I think I may need to buy a basquillion sheets of this particular paper cause I can't get over how much I love it! I had originally planned to use another sheet from that line as my 2nd piece but then this cool blue wood grain piece from MME caught my eye. To create my butterfly cut outs I used Martha Stewart's punch all over the page butterfly punch. Not sure why I haven't use these punches before because they are brilliant! It was missing something so I added a sentiment and some bling and then decided to walk away to keep the simplicity of the card. I am happy with how it turned out. 

Then I had to find my photography equipment- Oi Vey!!!!!

So come on and get crazy with us at the C4C challenge blog. Let us know how you did with the 2 layer challenge!

Cheers- Andrea 


Barbara said...

Ooooooo, I love this, Andrea! Love those cut out butterflies on top of the text. And, of course, I love the bling!

StampOwl said...

Glad you got to stamp, awesome card!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

VERY impressive creation from sosmeone working in her un-unpacked craft space!!! This is STUNNING!!!!
Happy organizing your new space!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty and creative. Love the colors and the butterfly cutouts. TFS

Gerry said...

Beautiful!! love the cut out butterflies. Gotta get my creative juices flowing and give it a try

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is a the colors of the background and all the bling....a feminine stunner

Lynn Shaffer said...

It is soooo pretty! I love drooling over your stuff...but was secretly hoping you were going to forget the punch at the store for me :) he he he! LOVED SEEING YOU TODAY!

Barbara, said...

I loved doing this card! Yours is just lovely.

Michele Boyer said...

So pretty, Andrea. I love the cutout butterflies. So clever!

miatagal said...

AndiCard is so simple, yet so effective! Love the bling and cut out butterflies!!