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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hooked on Hexagons

Today's card is for two challenges: Hooked On Hexagons at Moxie Fab World and Retro Sketches.
The Hooked on Hexagon challenge is to create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates hexagons in an innovative way.  You really should check out the challenge as Cath has provided us with tons of beautiful and inspiring photos.
The second challenge is a sketch  from Retro Sketches 
 Here is the awesome sketch:
This is my first time playing at Retro Sketches. I have been a bit intimidated by the sketches since I am more of a CAS girl but this week I took the plunge.
Here is what I came up with when I combined the two challenges:
 To be honest I don't know if I am pleased with how it turned out or not. One minute I love it and the next I'm not so sure and think maybe I over did it with embellishments. I made a few changes to the sketch because the vertical element that I used on my card is so much taller than on the sketch
The pattern papers I used are from this 6x6 paper pack from Paula Deen. Ha! I guess everyone is getting in on  paper crafting world! Found it in the dollar section at Michael's for $1.50.
They also had matching tags to go with the papers. And if I had looked at the tags before I started my card I could have used the tag that would have been more of the correct size for the vertical element. Next time I'll know better.

I was pleased with the way my cluster of embellies turned out but again I'm not sure if I over did it. The first time I thought I was done I decided it needed a butterfly. So I punched, embossed and inked a pale yellow butterfly and added it to the top of the cluster.
Then I wanted to add the word Celebrate on a mini tag and place it along the bottom of the flower but the tag covered up too much of the butterfly embossed hexagon. So I went to plan B and placed it at the top right side of the vertical element.
I decided to use the Swiss Dot embossing folder on the vertical element, butterfly and the smallest hexagon. I used a butterfly embossing folder on the medium brown cardstock hexagon and I spritzed it with perfect pearls.
The hexagon punches are Creative Memories and the butterfly and both leaf branches are Martha Stewart. I inked the edges of the two pattern paper hexagons. I used three different sized peals: a large one for the center of the flower, a tiny one on the wing of the embossed butterfly hexagon and the three at the bottom left corner are medium size.
I thought I would ask my you, my blog friends, if you think I over did it on the embellishments or if it is just right. I would appreciate your input as I said before I am more of a CAS type of gal.


  1. WOW this card is beautiful, the paper and the tag block is cool and I love Michaels to (i've been there just a few times, because I live in Holland and there is unfortunately no Michaels over here..) the butterfly is Embossed, that is so wonderful!! Lovely details.

    Love from The Netherlands,

  2. You and Paula Deen did a great job with her papers. Like the added texture from the embossing.

  3. Hey Teresa! Thanks for linking this up to the Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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