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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

PCCCS136 --- FM200 A happy combination!

I love it when challenges work together, don't you?  Being able to enter one card into two or more challenges makes me feel the card is doing a good job for me.  Maybe that's just me, but there you have it.


I really loved the sketch for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge this week but had a problem deciding just what to do with it.  Too many stamp sets, too many ideas!  Really, having too much is just as big a problem as having too little at times.  And then I visited the Friday Mashup.  They're having their 200th Anniversary and invited participants to combine two of their past challenges.  A visit to their Pinterest collection of past challenges brought my decision into focus.  I could do both challenges, using the Paper Craft Crew sketch and themes from the Friday Mashup.  I love it when that happens.

The Paper Craft Crew sketch is quite intricate, allowing a great deal of personal interpretation.  I decided to use the partial circle as a "peek-a-boo" rather than a layer.  And so I cut a partial circle into my background Designer Paper (isn't the brickwork from the Adventure Bound Designer Stack fabulous?) and mounted the bird image from the Moon Lake stamp set behind it using Dimensionals to give it a 3-D effect.  Having the sentiment on the skinny banner allowed me to use the die-cut "you" on the square piece of cardstock.  The final feather, cut using the Feathers bundle, worked perfectly in lieu of the suggested bow.

For the Friday Mashup I combined FM5 with FM135.  For the former I've included a game or woodsy theme along with some woodgrain.  For the latter I've included an inspired by nature theme along with a piece of embossing (the woodgrain).  They work well together and also worked beautifully with my sketch.  A real bonus!






























I hope you'll join us at the Paper Craft Crew Challenges so see what others in the Design Team have created using this week's sketch.

Check out the Friday Mashup to see what others have combined for the 200th Anniversary Challenge.

12 comments:

  1. Fabulous job combining challenges! Saw your card over at the Friday Mashup and wanted to stop in to get a closer look! Beautiful card!

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    1. Thank you so very much, KT. Quite honestly, the card looks even nicer in person because you can really see the layering. I love that Adventure Bound paper stack. The bricks really look real and make the card pop.

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  2. Hi Heidi! I love your circle window on your card, it really pops next to the red brick. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy. Once I knew I wanted a window rather than just attaching a circle, I had such fun making this card.

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  3. SO pretty I love the texture. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thank you very much, Holly. The textures really add dimension to the card. It looks better in real life than in the photo.

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  4. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    I spotted you over at Friday Mash Up.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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    1. Thanks so much, Dawn. I appreciate your comments.

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  5. your card's a lovely interruptation of the sketch; I always enjoy your Fri. posts.

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan. With this challenge, there were so many options.

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  6. great job mashing up the challenges for the friday mashup! woodgrain and birds are 2 of my fav things, your card is lovely!

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    1. It was such fun to have so many challenges to choose from. Thanks for the great comments, Tracey, I appreciate them.

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