Friday, March 23, 2012

Moxie Fab Challenges

They're celebrating Practical Solutions week for Paper Crafters over at the MoxieFabWorldBlog this week, and they've given us 5 challenges to play along with. This card is for the first challenge - to create a paper-crafted project that incorporates a household item in an innovative way. Can you guess what I used on this card?! It's a mesh bag that garlic comes packaged in! I just stretched it to the back of a piece of black card stock and adhered it with double-stick tape, then added a few gold brads in keeping with the gold embossed image and mat. The image is from a retired SU! set called a Measure of Life and I colored it with fluorescent Copic markers. The dsp background is from K&Co and has some beautiful flocking embedded on the surface. I thought the mesh reminded me of a butterfly net, so that's the connection for using it with this image. You can always click the photo to see an enlarged version.
This card was made for the 3rd challenge in the Moxie Fab Practical Solutions week celebration called the DIY Embellishments challenge. The challenge is to incorporate a hand-made embellishment that serves as the focal point.
I crocheted this flower using embroidery floss and put a big brad in the center, adding 2 velvet embossed leaves. The dsp is from Echo Park and I used a MS doily punch for the border. The sentiment is by SU! from the Sincere Salutations set and was stamped with Always Artichoke ink.
OK, that's 3 down - 2 to go! Challenge 2 to use paper scraps in an innovative way was already posted here. Be sure to check out the Moxie Fab blog for all the details!
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Carol

13 comments:

Benzi said...

A garlic bag...who would have ever thought you would be using that on a card, but it is perfect. And, your crocheted flower is so pretty..great job and two awesome cards, Carol.

Donna Hanley said...

Hi Carol, well here is another good reason to always have garlic in the house. What an outstanding idea you had to use the bag. Boy you have a very busy mind going on there. That card is just lovely and your second card is just a lovely. Fantastic job on the crocheted flower. Enjoy your evening.

JD said...

Great job with both of the challenges. If I find time, I have to see if I can put my thinking cap on and come up with some ideas...

jimlynn said...

Amazing!!! First of all, I didn't know you did crochet! And now I see this beautiful flower!!! So very pretty on the card!
Great use of the mesh from one of those bags. Love the butterfly image too.
Two outstanding cards.
Lynn

JD said...

Carol, I just realized that you are on pinterest. I love that site, and enjoyed looking at your "pins". I'm not on yet...(maybe that's because I'm not on facebook or twitter...smile...

Stephanie Lee said...

wow - a garlic bag!! how clever!! Love it!

Sandy said...

Both of these cards are so beautiful! I love all the detail to them. I love the pretty colors of your butterfly on the first card. And, I really love the crochet flower with the brad in the middle and the doily border. Both so pretty!

Paige said...

How many mesh bags have I tossed? No more! Love the look! And your second card is just so sweet!

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Mss Carol you are Sooo Creative Lady! Love it! 8-) I never would have thought to use use the mesh bag our garlic cloves come in.. Looks Wonderful and so much like a butterfly net! Just Wonderful! And your crochet flower is just Darling! Such a Sweet, Pretty focal piece! Just Two Awesome cards my friend! 8-)

Hope you are having a Super weekend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Margaret said...

Gorgeous butterfly. I have never seen the fluorescent Copics used. What gorgeous coloring. Great job on the challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment.

Elise said...

YUMM-OOOOOOOO! These are SO stunning! You are SO clever - these creations make my crafty heart SOAR!!!!!

Cath said...

Hey Carol! Thanks for linking this up to the Household Items Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Cath said...

Hey Carol! Thanks also for linking this up to the DIY Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)