Friday, May 22, 2009

MTTC 02 My Time to Color Challenge and a reminder of an important event

Happy Saturday bloggers! It's time for a new challenge from Lauren Meader and the My Time to Create Design team! This saturday's challenge is to create something using the color scheme below. Are you ready???? It's 6 happy colors of the rainbow! Let's get crafting.....

The Challenge
Looking for some inspiration? Check out the design team links below and then return to Lauren's blog for a Mr Linky and share YOUR project inspired by the yummy colors above....which happen to make me want Popsicles right now in case you wanted to know ;)

Here are the links:
and me, Dana Gustafson! No need to click just keep reading ....
My project:

I finally dusted off my Cricut and jumped into die cutting for this one. The flower shaped card is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cut at the largest setting. I originally cut the card in white with the flower center cut out but I decided later it needed a border for all those colorful dots. So I hand trimmed the white flower down and adhered it to a new blue card base. The circle center was pierced using a piercing tool and a circular embroidery template. Works great! The embossing thread was hand stitched on the pierced circle and then I used the ends to secure a colorful button for accent. The scallop circle was cut at 2" on short stack shift setting from the Alphalicious cartridge to accent the center of the flower and the whole center was popped up on foam tape.
The rainbow dots were hand stamped using the Polka Dot Basics from papertrey Ink. As I illustrated here, stamping something like this is a little easier with grid paper. And a little practice ;)

Before signing off for the day, I'd like to take a moment to remind everyone about the important event coming up organized by my fellow design team member, Jen Tapler. In honor of her dad, she has created and organized a pay to play online forum complete with craft challenges, tutorials and over $1000 in sponsored prizes for a mere $5 donation. Her dad is only 58 years old and he is in late stages of Alzheimer's disease. She is bravely sharing her story and raising money to fight this terrible disease. It is also a story near and dear to my heart as I watched my grandfather slowly slip away to Alzheimer's as well. I have displayed her fundraising ticker that has a direct donation link on the top of my sidebar or please visit Jen's blog for her story and details on the Stampin Out Alzheimer's event. I'll be there for the week of creative fun and celebration of life and I hope you will be too!

Thanks so much for dropping by. I appreciate you!

Supplies:
Paper: CM and Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Diecut MAchine: Cricut with Bags tags boxes and more and Alphalicious cartridges
Ink: SU!
Other: button and embroidery template from Darice

12 comments:

Karen said...

Alphalicious has a scalloped circle???!!! HOW did I Not know this?! I only borrowed that cart a gazillion times from Claire at retreats before I finally bought my own awhile back.....guess I need to pull out my bug and check things out!

Lovin' your rainbow love!! And I still appreciate your grid line tip/technique! A perfect happy little.....okay, Big...flower card to make someone smile! :>

Tracey Cuccia said...

Dana - this is ADORABLE! Great idea, and I loooove all of those polka dots!

tg said...

Super cute Dana! Love the colors, what a fun challenge. The stitching is too cute.

Odette said...

I love that flower template Dana, and the stitching goes perfect on it, great job!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

This is so cute, Dana! Love the rainbow of dots and the flower template. I really need to invest in more cartridges for my Cricut :O)

Oh, and I agree that the circular embroidery template works like a charme for piercing circles! I use the same thing :]

Have a great weekend girlie.

Stampin' Pam said...

What a clever idea for the rainbow of colors. Love that and love the polka dots. Way to tackle this challenge! Hugs.

Dawn Easton said...

So cool Dana! Love the polka dotted flower!!! How fun! Enjoy your weekend!

Tamara said...

I love this rainbow flower. It is a great way to incorporate all of the colours. The stitching is a great addition too.

Denise @ A Room With A View said...

Dana, what a great thing you are doing raising $ and awareness for Alzheimer's. Loving your giving nature. This is a darling card...I am clearly behind the card-making times. Don't own a cricut! Need one. :)

tg said...

Ok girl, I completed the challenge. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

Elise said...

Okay, now I feel TOTALLY scooped by the Karen: and the collective crafting world! I "saw you go live" came and visited and realized I didn't leave you a comment! I was sooooooo tired last night: anywhoooooo! ADORABLE! Again! I'll give you water pen tutorials if you teach me how to line up stamps like you do: AMAZING! Very cute card, SLD!

Lauren (mytime) said...

LOVE the flower shaped, and the stitching/piercing details. SO CHEERY!!