Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Going Askew: DT Challenge

askewFor this month’s DT Challenge, it is appropriate that Cathleen aka Crooked Card Creations is the host.  The theme of this month’s challenge was “Going Askew” and we were to make a project with our main image not centered.

I had a much harder time with this one than I expected but this is what I came up with. 

One thing I love about clear stamps is the ability to manipulate them and that is what I did with the greeting from my trusty All Occasions Messages.  I curved the verse on my block and stamped it with Palette Chartreuse ink so that it would go around the balloon from the new (pre-order) set Happy Birthday To You.  This set is HUGE!  It is 4”x12” and is great for large, bold images for cards and scrapbooks.  I stamped and cut out my balloons, colored them with my Prismacolor pencils, massaged my paper a little to curl them and then popped them up on dots.  I went over the curly lines with some Stardust Stickles.

The little owl who is having a hard time holding onto these big balloons is cut out from the Owls and Doodles paper.  He is already embossed and glittered so it was perfect.  And I liked the juxtaposition of the little owl being carried away by the big balloons. 

The strings on the balloons are strands from the White Metallic String.  I just pulled it apart and tied it around the bottoms.  It’s all very sparkly in person.

So there you have it!  Be sure to check out everyone else’s creations:

Amber Kroening

Loretta Lock

Carolyn Mustopa

Lori Tecler

Cathleen Torina

Meredith Socha

Deb Felts

Sarah Anderson

Dee Jackson

Tracy Schultz

Kendra Wietstock


Thanks for stopping by!  See you on Friday for Five Minute Friday!!


Carolyn Mustopa said...


Cathleen said...

Kate, This is just the cutest card ever! Love the fun askew balloons and the owl holding them is so fun! Love this!

Dee Jackson said...

This is really cute Kate! I love how you placed the balloons.

Kendra said...

Super cute!

Ann said...

Love that cute little owl and the sparkle you added!

Deb said...

Adorable, Kate! I love the curved verse!

whoistracy said...

This is adorable! I guess we were on the same page with the balloons. :o)

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is so adorable, Kate. Look at that tiny owl hanging on for dear life! Fantastically whimsical!

Lori said...

This is adorable, Kate! Love how you curved the sentiment around the balloon image.

Meredith said...

aw, the poor little guy is going to float away with all those huge balloons ;) so cute!!!

and yes, I am just now catching up on my blogs....helps that I'm stuck on the couch b/c my back is out. ugh