Sunday, February 9, 2014

Open your Eyes... Spots and/or Stripes at PIO

This week's challenge at Pile It On is "Stripes and/or Dots" and I had a lot of fun with it! We're sponsored by StitchyBear's Digi Outlet, so I used Globe Turtle by CraftyGirl Creations.

As soon as I saw this great image, I thought of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, where the world is carried on the back of a turtle. I used a quote from his book The Wee Free Men:  “Open your eyes and then open your eyes again.” I didn't make this card for any particular occasion, but it could be a fun card to celebrate Earth Day, which falls on Tuesday, April 22nd this year.

The inner circle, with the sentiment and ribbon pull, rotates independent from the base the the top turtle piece. This is a relatively simple technique: I glued a flat, round brad in between the top layers, and secured it in between the bottom layers. There's an eyelet in the bottom layer for stability. I made the holes & set the eyelet with my Crop-O-Dile.

I added some actual shells with Glossy Accents.

One of the challenges I'm entering this into is "Showcase your Style" at As You Like it. I think this is pretty representative of the classic CG style, ha! Lots going on, but with clean lines, and with a moving element. When I started cardmaking, I always had an interactive element. I also included paper piecing, one of my favorite techniques.

Animal Friends Challenge: Dots + Animal
As You Like it Challenge: Showcase (and explain) your Style
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Lots of Patterned paper
Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Cardz 4 Guyz: Spots & Stripes
Doodle Pantry #43: Any Digi Goes
Ruby's Rainbow: Spots and Stripes
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything goes (must be uplifting, no dark images or themes)

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  1. Thank you for sharing a card showing "your style" with us at As You Like It. What a fabulous card it is too, great colour and the moving element is wonderful. Good Luck. Sarah

  2. Love this card, a really great design. Thanks for sharing with us at this weeks Cardz4Guyz. :)

  3. What a great card - especially the Terry Pratchett reference. Thanks for playing along at Cardz4Guyz this week x

  4. Very clever to make a card based on your line of thinking. Thanks for playing the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.

  5. Wonderful design. Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guys!

  6. A very interesting card, a great idea to use it on Earth Day, love the connection to Terry Prachett. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  7. This card is really adorable! And I love the moving element. =)

  8. CG, This is terrific! Love how you used the dp, turning it two different directions. Thanks so much for playing along in Challenge #43 at Doodle Pantry this month and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Eine wundervoelle Karte ist das geworden
    Hab lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends
    GLG Tamesis

  10. This is very pretty...Love the shapes and the combo of green and blue is awesome! So grateful you joined our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 34:8 which says, "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." Hugs always...

    JO ANN

  11. So much interest on this card. Brilliant.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge - It'd be great to see you back for our next challenge which starts tomorrow!

  12. This is a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.

  13. Beautiful card with such lovely ribbon! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Little Ribbons Challenge!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  14. What a gorgeous card.Love the bright papers and image.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  15. Great card, love the digital paper piecing
    Thanks for joining us for Doodle Pantry Digital challenge #43 hope to see you again!
    Hugs Lorianna DPDT

  16. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x


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