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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. http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/07/hooked-on-hexagons-challenge.html  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 http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/2012/07/retrosketches-20.html 
 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.
Thanks!
Teresa

3 comments:

  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,
    Leintje*

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

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  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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