June 26, 2013

Craft Dash #20!

Happy Summer!!  Things are in full swing here this week - the girls started camp, and I AM NOT used to this new routine!  I thought Summer was supposed to be relaxing...mmmmmmm...my days have gotten LONGER, and I'm pooped! lol. I'm sure once I'm used to the routine, it will get better...I hope. :)

ANYHOO - I took a few minutes (literally!) for myself last night, and put something together for the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash.  I have to say, I really do LOVE this challenge, because so many times I will start a project, and not have ANY idea where I'm going with it -- and then it takes FOREVER -- well, when you are doing the 10 minute craft dash, you don't have TIME for that, so you need a plan.  Even at that, things don't always go as planned (like my last entry - I had issues with the size of the focal panel, so having to trim it cost me valuable time, and put me over) but more often than not, if you have a plan, you're good.

Keep your idea realistic, even the most simple of designs can be time consuming.

Here is the challenge graphic:

I totally LOVE these colors, by the way!

Here's my card:

Is it my favorite card ever?  no.  But -I think it is clean and simple, it's got a great pop of color.  The dimensionals I used were TOO big, in my opinion, popped a little too far off the page.  Also, I had to hand cut the triangles, because the dies were out of stock, and I think that would have made a big difference, too. I like the texture of the sketched images on the triangles, and I think I might definitely try this again once I can get my hands on those dies, I might be more pleased with the outcome.  BUT --Overall, still happy with it, quirks and all.

Best of all -- I made time :)

If you haven't already checked out the challenge, you should give it a shot -- it's a ton of fun!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Sketched Shapes 
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Fresh snow
Paper: Smoky Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise
Accessories: White embossing powder, dimesionals


Tenia Nelson said...


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lyndal said...

FABulous CAS card :)
So glad you played along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is so bold and fun, I love it!

Gilu J said...

I love the colors against the grey! Cute card

Pam W. said...

WOW! I love those bright pops of color against the dark grey. I am so going to head over and check out this challenge. I'm glad that you got a few minutes for yourself.

Paulina said...

I am totally loving that you did a gray card base and used the other colors as the added pops of color. It turned out fabulous!

Thank you for playing along in this 10 Minute Craft Dash, Tracey. Have I mentioned how honored I am to see MY name on your sidebar with so many amazing crafters (Betsy and Maile?!). You know how to make a girl happy! :)

Hope to see you for the new challenge that starts on Wednesday!