Sunday, February 22, 2009

GCA #30 - Think Ovals!!

Hello everyone!! For this week's GCA we are focusing on using OVALS!! I just received the new oval scallop frame die for my Big Shot and just had to play around with it! My sample is what I came up with and that was how I came up with this week's challenge!!

For this challenge, you must use ovals as the primary focus of your card. These can be cut out like mine, use a framed oval for the negative space or use oval shaped stamps! Whatever you choose, think ovals!!

On my sample I used the oval scallop frame by Sissix with More Mustard dsp. This was in the fall catalog hostess paper pack. For the inside of the oval frame I used the opposite side of the dsp. My choc. chip layer was cut with my coluzzle, as was the the smaller More Mustard inside oval.

I pierced around the oval frame following the scallops, but the picture doesn't show it too well. To get my ribbon through, I used my craft knife to cut a space and wove my ribbon through. None of my punches would fit due to to oval. I also used my new flower brads I just received and the So Saffron SAB ribbon!!

I double layered my butterfly and used Cameo Coral to bring a touch of another color! Lot of dimension on this card too!!! The main base is on dimensionals as well as the small mustard oval. I used thick foam squares on the butterfly.

This card also qualifies for the FEB09VSND - New Love. This challenge was to use new things within the last 2 months. Since I just received my die and flower brads, I think that counts!! Over on SCS VSN was held on Friday and Saturday. I have more to complete, so I better get crackin!!

To be entered in the challenge drawing, make a card with ovals as your primary focus, upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery and post a link to your card to this blog entry as a comment by February 27, 2009 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner through a random number generator and post the next Saturday or Sunday.

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenge and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it!If you upload your card on SCS, or Paper Craft Planet, please put GCA30(NO SPACE IN BETWEEN GCA AND 30) in the keyword section. That way everyone can look at all of the creations at once! If you've been waiting to join in the fun, jump on in and have some fun!!

Happy Stamping!!!



StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful. I love that dp paper and colors. Your butterfly is so cute. love the flower brad and how you did the ribbon. Another rockin card.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Wow, this is really pretty! What an interesting color combo - wouldn't have thought of it but I like it!

StampinCathy said...

Hey Ann,

Here is my card for this week.

Thanks for another fabulous challenge.

Anonymous said...

TFS this wonderful idea. I don't know why I never "think ovals"! Gotta go give this a try!

Elaine said...

Your card is gorgeous! I wanted to add my link even though it's not quite up to par with your cards....I love your challenges!!!