Not too long ago I was complaining that challenges were disappearing from blogland and now it seems a plethora of new ones are popping up. I can't keep up!
If you didn't know Taheerah A. before, you certainly got to know her during the farewell blog hop for Cath of Moxie Fab. That mammoth operation would not have gotten off the ground without Taheerah's efforts. Well, have you seen Taheerah's latest endeavor - Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge? Some of the most gorgeous inspiration photos like this latest one:
Not to mention the killer cards that girl creates for her own challenges and the other design teams she has taken by storm. I'm finally playing along (this is already CMB #3) with a card I made for a submission call. Species "reject" but I think it fits the bill here perfectly. And I spent way too many minutes deciding on the arrangement of my focal image which is somehow Taheerah-esque.
Used the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Stencil, but only in one quarter of the card front, and a sponge dauber to ink the stripes in Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Broken China. Rotated 90 degrees and repeated. Then I slopped on some modelling paste through a Crafters Workshop chevron stencil. Then I added that funky ikat PP circle (why? no clue but once I'd tried it I couldn't not do it!) before adhering the shadowed gold glimmer Papertrey Hello die cut.
Enough patterns for ya?!?!? Are your eyes wonky now?!?!?
Thanks for a great new challenge, Taheerah. And the rest of you should play along in the next one. Here's hoping you don't get the Monday blues to begin with ;)))
Cardstock: (cardbase) Buttinette, (navy) American Crafts, (bronze metallic) DCWV
Patterned paper: (ikat from Print Shop) Studio Calico 6x6
Dye ink: (chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Broken China Distress Inks)
Dies, embossing folders, brass templates: (Diagonal Stripe stencil) Simon Says Stamp, (Chevron stencil) Crafters Workshop, (hello die) PTI
Tool: (spatula), (circle punch) EKS
Other: (white structure paste)