Saturday, September 18, 2010

A sketch challenge and a six-pack: Sounds like a weekend

As much as I enjoy designing my own cards, pop-ups and layouts, and I truly do love it, some of the most fun I have is when I can work within creative parameters. I first learned this when I discovered the poetic form sestina. I'm a poet of the post-post-beat generation, so form's not really my bag, but there is something incredibly freeing in having to use repetition. That's how I feel, now, about cardmaking challenges.

This felt especially true this morning, when I found the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #71 over at the PriscillaStyles blog. I had seen some of the entries on CDAC and was blown away, as usual. But I wanted to make something, so I decided to enter the challenge, and give myself the extra challenge of using only recycled materials that I had on hand. So I dug through the recycling and chose the packaging for a case of 7-up and a six-pack of Beach Bum Ale.

Supplies: emery board, Tim Holtz scissors, ZipDry glue, HP printer, Dimensions Mini Stamp, StazOn Ink, rose SCAL cut file from Too Many Ideas


  1. A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are delighted that you have found us!! Great card with lovely cheerful colors!! I like the way you did your big flower!! The MmDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  2. CG, WELCOME to this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Your entry is so creative and how clever to "recycle" your design! I love the colors and your flower is just fabulous! Thanks again for joining our challenge this week and hope you will join us again next week!

  3. Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge! we are so happy you found us and wanted to play along!

    Love your recycled card flower! Great happy colors!

    Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


  4. A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out new blogs and peoples work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  5. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I hope you had fun making your creation and will join us as part of our challenge family. I really love how creative and unique your flower is. It packs a fabulous visual punch that is very pleasing to the eye. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  6. Hello and welcome to Midnight Madness. Love the colors of your recycled card. Beautiful take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

  7. Hello Cg - we are happy to have you with us this week at the MMSC! I love your recycled flower - it is a fabulous take on the sketch!Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love having you play along and would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  8. Hello CG, Welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, so glad you decided to join us this week. What a great challenge card, good job on the recycling too! Your flower looks amazing and the beach bum on the reverse is a fun touch, especially as it's upside card. Thanks so much for joining us this week.

  9. You know they say, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." What a treasure you have created here! And what an honor it is to have you join us in the FUN at Midnight Madness. :) I am LOVING the big ol' green flower. The colors of the box made for a perfect card. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week CG :)

    Holly R. Moore
    MMDT - GD


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