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:
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 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.