Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #199 - Opposite Day

Greetings crafty friends! Thanks for coming back to visit for the new SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge this week!  

This week's theme is Opposite Day. The SOS Crew would like you to use something that is opposite of your usual style. For example, if you are usually CAS, use a really frou-frou ribbon.

For me this was a pretty easy challenge...there are lots of things I never attempt on cards. 

1. I don't tend to use a lot of design paper on cards. If I do, I NEVER use contrasting papers on the same card.

2. I have the world's shakiest hands, so I don't ever draw borders on cards.

For this challenge, I have tried to do both, here's what I made:

Shite I used to make this card:
  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • December Documented design papers (Simple Stories)
  • December Documented fundamental stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Santa's Greeting stamp (CTMH)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Black Soot distress marker (Tim Holtz)
  • Round tag (found it in my stash)
Be sure to check out the SOS BLOG for all the details on this challenge and while you are there be sure to show my teammates some crafty lovin! 

I used the most recent JINGLE BELLES sketch below as the basis for my card.

I'd like to enter my card in the Jingle Belles We Wish You a Merry Sketchmas challenge.


Leslie Hanna said...

Nicely done with the patterned papers! This is also such a great sketch, I need to remember to play this week.

Also, BONUS for drawing the border. I keep forgetting to do that, too.

lauren bergold said...

holy WOW, i'm not sure *WHY* you don't usually combine contrasting patterns or outline b/c it turns out you're really good at both of those!!! :)

oh and obviously you're brilliant at using a fab xmas card sketch like our JB one, as well! this is FAB, miss donna!!! <3

Chana said...

Hi, Donna,
I see I was a few pace behind you this morning! I love your project and the papers you chose are just perfect. The sketch is also ideal for your new expanded horizons. Very nicely done!

Lindsey said...

So obviously you can now incorporate lots of patterned papers and hand-drawn borders in your cards, because this one turned out great!

Barbara Godden said...

so many things you tried and were fabulous at. super great card and awesome job on the sketch

SmilynStef said...

I love that graphic ho ho ho ... so very glad you created with our sketch at jingle belles.

Pia S said...

A very successful go at making it different from your usual style! The lines look great!

Jessi Fogan said...

The drawn border is just perfect with the sentiment on the notebook paper - go you!!