Monday, January 31, 2011

Moxie Fab Color: The Monochromatic Challenge

Hi All-

Happy Monday! All the kiddos are home from school today due to a teacher work day, and they have friends over, so I have a house full of boys! So much fun.

I realized last night as I was making this card, that today was the last day to enter! Where has January gone? I can't believe that tomorrow is February!

Anyway, here is the card I made for the Monochromatic Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World. I had a different card I was going to submit to this challenge, but it really didn't do any thing for me, so I waited a little while and the idea for this card came to me.
I had a really tough time getting the letters to turn out. I used alphabet letters, and anyway, I won't bore you with the details, but with placement issues and embossing issues, I think I ended up making this card like 5 times before I was happy with the result. And then I thought to myself....is it really worth it to make a card 5 times? I was driving myself crazy, but as a bit of a perfectionist I couldn't just let it go. I even made a different version of the card (below) using a different font of alphabet, and it was much easier, but I didn't like it as much. So I went back and tried it the original way one last time, because I knew if I didn't get it, it would bother me all day.
I just realized I wasn't going to bore you all with the details and well, I pretty much did! Sorry! It was kinda funny because as I was attempting this card over and over and over again, Cody was playing Madden Football with one of his friends and they were talking about third down conversions, and I realized that I was '0' for '5' on my ability to convert into a finished card. So if anyone ever asks you if card making is like football.....you can answer yes.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
Supplies
Paper: Pink Pirouette (SU)
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink (SU) Versamark
Stamps: Flourish by Impress, Letterpress Alphabet, Funky Alphabet (SU)
Other: Clear embossing powder, Rhnestones

1 comment:

Cath said...

Hey Amanda! Thanks for entering the Monochromatics Challenge in the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week suite of six challenges in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)