Mar 25, 2010

Moxie Fab: Tuesday Trigger

Hey there folks! Today I got to do a challenge card. The first one in a loooong time. Well actually this card has taken me DAYS to complete. Every time I sit down and get started there is a child crisis. So really what ended up happening was I started one (the last one pictured) and hated it. It's too simple and booooring. So then I made up another one (the butterflies). It was the first one that took two days and the second I made up today while the kids played outside. Ok, let me show you what I mean. Here is this weeks Trigger:
A nice fun easter dress! Here is my card:
As you can see I went with the butterfly as my inspiration for this card. That and the lace which is represented by the doily. On the inside it says" Take Flight" (uh, forgot to photog that one!) 
Here is a close up of the coloring:
Really considering how simple this card is, I can't believe it took so long to complete. That is a true indication of how long its been since I have sat down to create. TOO long! 
And here is actually the first card that I did. You can see I was inspired by the plaid and pastel colors from the Trigger:
I created my own plaid pattern. I imagined this card for over a day. What it would look like, what to try and add to it. Then when I did all that, nothing looked right. So it sat for most of today with nothing else on it and I started on the second card with the butterflies. Finally I realized there is no reason to waste a perfectly good 'started' card. So I slapped on a sentiment and tied up a bow. I'm not proud of what I did, but I won't apologize for it either ; ) Regardless, I can tell I am rusty. Being up with baby all night and then down for the count with Strep last week really has done a number to my creativity and even my photo skills! Yikes! 

Anyway. I want to pull together another challenge card for this week so wish me luck. I am gonna need it!
Thanks for stopping by.

Deets: "Take Flight"
Stamps: Butterflies (Gel-A-Tins), Birds of A Feather (Papertrey Ink) Sentiment
Ink: Graphite Black (Brilliance)
Paper Kraft, Stampers White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Doily, Copics,Jute Twine (papertrey Ink)

Deets: "Baby"
Stamps: Faux Ribbon (papertrey Ink), Welcome Baby (SU!) Sentiment
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Plum Pudding (Papertrey  Ink), Soft Pool (Hero Arts)
Paper: Stampers White, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Vintage Button (Papertrey Ink), Lace Border Punch (Fiscars)


Heidi said...

i actually like the 'plain' card! it's a great plaid and very soft-looking.

~amy~ said...

I love BOTH of your MFW cards Kristie!

Tammy said...

Kristie--you're too hard on yourself--I really like your second card!! The soft plaid is perfect for a baby card and it looks fab with the ribbon and button!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I love how you created your own plaid on that second card. Very simple, soft and so pretty.

Kelly S. said...

I swear I didn't see yours first, but I have been on a KICK with Faux Ribbon Plaid-making! Even used it for PTI's Blog Hop tonight. I think YOUR card is fantabulous! I have been trying to juystify buying PTI's Distressed Stripes, but told myself I wouldn't until I had mastered the Faux Ribbon set I already have. Yours is sooo straight! Even with my Guide Lines Grid paper mine is STILL crooked...those eyeballs again!

Lindalou said...

I really like that baby card. Very nice and easily adaptable for either a boy or girl.

Very cute.

Cath said...

Hey Kristie! What a fun take on this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along!

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