Sunday, February 28, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #8

Yeah! It is once again time for my most favorite challenge. The Clearly Inspired Challenge by the wonderful and talented ladies at Clear Dollar Stamps. This time around, the challenge is "Its Hip to be Square" no, the challenge is not to make a Huey Lewis & the News themed card, (lol) it is to make a Square Card. Simple enough, right?  So I thought.
My first attempt was somewhat of a disaster, I gave it a chance though, and even after walking away and looking at it again, I knew it was not the card for me. Still, to prove my point, I am including it on this post, -- at the end --.
My real submission is in fact, the card above, and here are the details:

Stamps: May SOM - Walk in the Park (CDStamps),
Bee-lieve (CDStamps - sentiment)
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Sweet Pea dsp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Tools/Accessories: Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Modern Label Punch
Pretty in Pink flower brads, sponge, dimentionals

Now, to show you the rejected card:

Stamps: Let's chat (CDStamps)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Sweet Pea dsp, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Tools/Accessories: Labels 4, Prismacolors

You all are always so nice and supportive, and I appreciate that. I looked at this finished card and all I could think is how elementary and simple it is, and not simple in the classic "clean and simple" way either. So, why add it to my post? I am not exactly sure, maybe because it isnt so terrible that it belongs in the trash, and since I went ahead and finished it, posting it is the last step, right? (chuckle)
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your visit and your comments so very very much!


Gloria said...

OK.... the card you say is the Official CIC card is just beautiful. I love the papers and the trees...cute,cute!

Now for your "so-called" reject is sweet as can be...

So glad you played along this week with us at the CIC .. It is my favourite challenge too!

Cassie said...

Oh, Christi, Christi, Christi. . .first, your submitted card is absolutely amazing! Wow, I love your take on 'square'. God does make miracles happen, and your card just says it all.

Second, your 'reject' card is not simple by any means! Do you even remember our first cards?! Now, those were simple. . .heck I didn't even cut the paper straight on my first cards (and it wasn't on purpose) ;D

Tricia said...

Christi, I love *both* of your cards!! The "reject" birdies absolutely make me smile! And the first card is so classy and beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge!!!!

Katie Renz said...

Christi you are so funny. Remember, we are our own harshest critic. WE all throw cards away that don't work. Or, I often just don't share them on the 'ole blog... I send them away to people I know won't look at it the same way I will.

Awesome job on both!!! How about that!