Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog: Weekly Challenge #24 (St. Paddy's Challenge)

The Cricut Circle Blog Challenge: Use rainbow colors OR a monochromatic green color scheme on your project.  We also want to see you add a touch of gold somewhere on your project.

I can't say this is my most favorite card, but I'm just glad I was able to find some papers that would work well together. I realized that I don't have a lot of green in my inventory, so it was a bit challenging to create a monochromatic feel.  I think I did an okay job on this project, but I would have definitely liked to introduce other colors and patterns that would have complimented each other better.

Monochromatic layouts/cards are also not my strength or the style I gravitate to, so I appreciate being forced to try it out here.  I'm definitely going to have to try this out again so that I can feel better about the overall look.  I think my lack of variety of green papers held me back a little.

I heart banners but boy are they tough to use on a standard size card.

I have a pretty busy week, so I wanted to make one project for two different challenges.   This card is also qualifying for a challenge with the Paper Variety Blog.  Their challenge asked me to create a "get well" card, care package/project, or a layout about being sick, hospital stay or recovery.

This card was created for a friend who is a battling a very serious illness.  Her recovery and treatment is slow, but she's a tough little cookie.  She's even trying to plan her summer wedding through all of this....just to show you that she has NO plans of slowing down for this illness.  Her precious life is continuing as planned!  So there yucky illness!!!!

Me and my doodling again...didn't quite work out the way I wanted.  I was clearly trying to incorporate the polka dots again, and I was trying to follow the rule of three with the Kelly Green color on the page.  Eh!  I don't love it, but it works.
I also found these little gold "buttons" in my button bins....subtle sparkle.

I'm not sure if I'm going to send this card to my friend...I might need to recreate it with a different color palette.  At the end of the day, it's a new design to play around with, right?

Non-Cricut Supplies
My Little Yellow Bicycle Lucy Me Collection - LM-104, Stripe/Green Tiny Dot
DCWV - The Guy Stack
Recollections Boutique Fleur Lace Embellishments
Embroidery Floss - DMC 911
Zig Memory System - Millennium Collection (green marker)

Cricut Cartridges and cuts
Ashlyn's Alphabet
Block Setting - B, R, A, V, E (1.5 inches)
f, r, i, e, n, d - 0.5 inches
cursive My - 1 inch

tribannr - 1 inch
shadow, tribannr - 1 inch

Non-Cricut supplies


  1. monochromatics are difficult, but you did a great job! thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

  2. I so think you should send this card to your friend!! The colors are perfect for this month. There's a ton of work on this little gem - your doodling & details are wonderful! Thank you for sharing w/us at The Paper Variety. :)

  3. You are all too sweet! I think I'm sending it afterall because a handmade card is special on it's own, right?!

    Tpv - is my new discovery! Can't wait to continue participating!

  4. very nice card! I agree with patti, the details are great! hope to see you back tomorrow for the new challenge at TPV!!

  5. Mindy - I'll be there! These challenges are fun!