Monday, May 3, 2010

Double Challenge: Paper Play and Pile it On!

Well, I just haven't been blogging like I meant to.  Tax time was busy for me - not so much for processing taxes, but I somewhow always find myself busy in the tax season.  December corporate year ends just sneak up on me that way!

So, I really needed a way to get my mojo back.  I decided to practice what I preach!  I always tell people who are in a slump to try a sketch challenge or some other challenge.  So... here is mine!  I participated in a double challenge!  Pile it On's challenge #17 is to use boyish colours.  To qualify for Pile it On challenges, one must combine it with at least one other current challenge.  So, I paired it with PaperPlay's 2010 Week 17 challenge to use pastel colours.  (Two 17's - it's like these challenges were MADE for each other!)

Woohoo!  Not only did I complete TWO challenges, I was inspired to actually CREATE!  So, I drew a new dragonfly die cut.  I just love his little antennae!  (I'm surprised they actually cut out well too.)

I actually spent all of Sunday just crafting.  It was long overdue!  I have a butterfly buddy to go with this dragonfly, but it bothered me to have designed one and not the other.  So voila - a skinny buddy for my plump butterflies!  I didn't have a pastel blue, but the dragonfly's body is pastel green and the scalloped oval is pastel purple - just doesn't look it in my photo.  (Sucks to take photos after dark!)  The dew drops are a new go-to embellishment for me, and these are a pastel green.

 Overall, I'm very pleased for the kick-in-the-pants challenges I needed.  I have another design in mind for this little fluttering fellow.  But first - I need to make a birthday card for my dad - he's turning 60 this week!  I'll try to remember to post it before I give it away!



  1. I LOVE this.. such pretty colors!!!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!

  2. So pretty - love the trifold layout and the cute dragonfly. Thanks so much for joining us at PIO - we really appreciate your support!

  3. So creative! Your work is always so great! It is nice to have a "challenge" of any certainly "rose" to yours!

  4. Lovely card - your dragonfly is fab!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  5. What a great way to get your mojo back! Love the dragonfly. His antennae cut beautifully! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On :-)

  6. Cute card!
    Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

  7. Such a pretty card! Nice job! Thanks for Piling it on with us this week! Hope to see you back next week!

  8. Pretty! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!


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