May 13, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Skirting the Issue


Well, I managed to survive the Blogger crash unscathed.  How about you?  Fortunately nothing I posted was affected, but I missed visiting all of my favorite blogs for 2 days!  

I finished this card a couple of days ago for this week's Tuesday Trigger: Skirting the Issue in the Moxie Fab World.  Here's the Trigger image:


You know how sometimes an idea for a card comes to you, and you have it all worked out in your head before you even sit down to work on it?  And then you make the card, and it's nothing like you had envisioned?  Yeah, that's kind of what happened here.  I'm not crazy about the results, but here it is all the same.  Please don't throw eggs at your screen.  *heehee* 


I was obviously inspired by the stripes and color scheme of the skirt in the photo, and I also wanted to incorporate pleats, which I did on the sentiment banner.  I also included stitching and a dress form.

Not sure what it is that the card seems to be missing, but if you think of something feel free to share, 'kay?

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Fine Linen, Melon Berry, New Leaf, Lemon Tart, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Signature Series:  Dress Form, Year of Flowers:  Mums)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Wild Wasabi), Clearsnap (Papaya Cream)
Tools:  Spellbinders (scallop circle die)
Accessories:  buttons, thread

Okay, hubby is waiting very patiently for me to finish up this post and spend some quality time with him in front of the DVR.  Hope you have a great start to your weekend, friends!  Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Nance said...

It's not missing a thing to my eye! It's fantastic! The color scheme is fresh and modern but at the same it has a retro feel to it--just like the inspiration. I LOVE it! Glad you survived the Blogger meltdown--me too! ((hugs))

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is so so cool!! tfs!!

xiumaiyuki said...

I don't know what you are talking about..... not thrilled with the way this card came out??? You are crazy woman! This is so fabby!! I love your interpretation of the pix and how the pretty colors look against Kraft. The dress form is a perfect focal point here.

Amanda Winkelman said...

Great take on this Tuesday trigger as well! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!
Hugs!

Marisa said...

No egg throwing from here! You have used the inspiration sketch FABULOUSLY!! Perfect die to use for the card and love the strips as per the ones on the skirt. Trust you enjoyed your DVR date :)

Jean Martin said...

This is cute as a button!!! Christina I am totally missing being in a DT with you! Loving your work as always dear! :)

Clever Creations said...

Awesome Card...It is so cute..

VanessaB said...

love this card. perfect as it is imo :)

Lindsay said...

Love it Christina! I adore those strips of cardstock stitched on there and the dressform is a great addition!

Laurie said...

This card is stunning! I love love the stitching! That adds so much! And the color combo is fabulous! Just beautiful gf!!

Karen B. said...

I think this is a fabulous clean and simple take to the Trigger, love those shades that you've chosen!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

How very well you have been inspired! It's a beautifully graphic card.

The Paper Parade said...

Christina, you are so awesome at the inspiration challenges! Your card looks just like the skirt! I love the soft colors and stitching, it seriously looks great :)

Cristina said...

Are you kidding me? Not crazy about the results? *You're* crazy, lady! This card is awesome. Perfect stitching, perfect evocation of the inspiration photo. In my book, you can do no wrong!

Ginny said...

Beautiful, Christina! I wish the cards I make *didn't* turn out like this - HA!! Your card is perfect.

kasia c. said...

There will be no egg throwing, this is awesome! I LOVE your take on the sketch. Those stitched pieces of cardstock are just perfect! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I do understand though about having a vision in your head and it just not making to the finished result! But really, this is fabulous. :)
{hugs}

Cath said...

Hey Christina! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Laura B. said...

so stinkin' gorgeous!!!

Andrea M said...

AHHHHH!!!!! LOVE THIS!!! Sorry for screaming but this is BRILLIANT!!! I Love the colored stripes and the stitching!!! WOW! I gasped out loud when I saw this baby!! Great take on the Trigger Christina! LOVE coming by here!

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