Sunday, 23 May 2010

Pile It On! - Out of the Box

The theme for this week's Pile It On! Challenge is:

'Out of the Box'

Well...I was all out of ideas, until I went and browsed the images from our sponsor for this challenge...Some Odd Girl...I have printer issues using digi images...it leaves grey smudges over the card, and then the ink smudges when I try to colour, so I print all my digis out when I'm visiting my parents...but I really wanted to use one of the Some Odd Girl images on my card...so, thinking 'outside of the box', I decided to have a go at printing the image directly on to patterned papers...and it worked! I printed the tree several times on to different papers (from the 'Ooh La La (for Him)' collection by My Mind's Eye), then cut around the trunk and branches to mix and match the patterns .


I decided to make a tent card...placing one of the trees inside the aperture, on the circle of paper cut from the front of the card. The sentiment is from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts, and I added a little bird stamped using a stamp from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp.

Here's a side view, so that you can see the dimension:


As this card is for Pile It On! Here are the other challenges I'm entering this card into:

Charisma Cardz: 3D
C.R.A.F.T.: Birthdays or Celebrations
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Tent Card
Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes
Stamp Something: 2 of Something (2 trees)

The prize this week is 3 images from our sponsor Some Odd Girl...and if that's not enough...they've given all of our challengers a discount code (PileItOn30) which gets you 30% off your entire order this week!
My teamies have created some really fabulous projects this week...you can see them here.

19 comments:

kim.mom said...

LOVE IT!! Love how you duplicated the tree again on the card front! Great tent card! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

Cor* said...

How wonderful! good for you for thinking outside the box girl!! Great Tent card! Thanks for joining in at FFF!

~Jeri~ said...

Love your tent card!! Awesome work! The colors are great!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

Whisper said...

What a brilliant idea - i'm not keen on digi stamps, as when i print mine do exactly the same as yours!!! Sam x

Sandy O said...

This came out really nice. Good idea to print out the images on pattern paper. It really gives the ard a unique look.

It is wonderful to have you join us this week at Sew Many Cards Challenge.

Faye said...

Wow Helen, your tent card is fantastic. I must try one of these. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

Trimgym said...

Great card, thank you for joining in the celebratory challenge at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Anita said...

I love how you did this as well. The colors are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

coldwaters2 said...

This is one fabulous tent fold card loving the colours and image great work thank you for sharing it with us at SMC this week
Hugs
Lorraine x

Suzi said...

Gorgeous Tent card, fantastic image and I love the DP. Thank you for joining us this week at Fairy Fun Friday with your lovely work.
Hugs
Suzi x

Margreet said...

Wow Helen, such a beautiful tent card.......love your image.......thanks for joining FFF this week!
xxx Margreet

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so cute! I love the image printed on several different DPs - looks terrific. I also really like the way you just recessed your image inside the tent rather than suspending it. Great take on this challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us this week at Fairy Fun Friday!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

This is wonderful! I love this style card. You did such a wonderful job! Love the DP and color combo! Gorgeous card! Fab pictures and I love those button embellies! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge Spot“! I look forward to seeing more of your FABULOUS CRAFTY WORK in the future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Eiglas said...

Love those 'Odd Girl' images Hun!
The colour pallette is contemporary and works well with them!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T for our Blogaversary!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Leanne said...

This is fabulous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

I also have candy on my blog, 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps if you would like to enter, here is the link.

Leanne xx

Roberta Laliberte said...

What a fantastic idea to print on DP. I keep forgetting to do that!

Thanks for joining fairy fun fridays!

xoxox

Cheri said...

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week with this tent card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a fun and pretty card!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Fantastic card - I just love it and your thinking "outside the box"! :)
Thansk for playing along with us at FFF! Hugs, Hege