Monday, November 24, 2008

Laura's "What's Your Sign, Baby" Challenge

One of my Pen Pal's from SCS posted a challenge, a very creative one at that! Apparently, she was watching Project Runway and was inspired! So, without further adieu, here were our guidelines:

You need to make a card according to the colors(C) and/or metal (M) from your astrological sign. (Now, there are several different interpretations - go by the list here...)
  • Sagittarius 11/22-12/21 purple, red (C) tin (M)

  • Capricorn 12/22-1/19 brown, earthy colors (C) tin (M)

  • Aquarius 1/20-2/18 electric blue, psychodelic (C) aluminum (M)

  • Pisces 2/19-3/20 turquoise blue, sea green (C) platinum (M)

  • Aries 3/21-4/19 red, black, white (C) iron (M)

  • Taurus 4/20-5/20 pastels, blue (C) copper (M)

  • Gemini 5/21-6/20 silver, orange (C) quicksilver (M)

  • Cancer 6/21-7/22 pearl, lavender, silver (C) silver (M)

  • Leo 7/23-8/22 golden yellow, orange (C) gold (M)

  • Virgo 8/23-9/22 indigo, green, grey (C) nickel (M)

  • Libra 9/23-10/22 blue, pink (C) copper (M)

  • Scorpio 10/23-11/21 dark red (C) iron, steel (M)
Deets: Make a card using only the colors and/or color of the metal from your sign. You may also use a neutral color (white/ivory/kraft).

This is what I came up with:


This was a tough challenge for me, because I had a difficult time with the copper!

For my layout, I turned another card I did recently upside down and decided to keep it simple. I am always drawn to simple lines and one layer cards, but never think I can pull them off. (BTW, the paperclip on the right side is not part of the card; just needed it to hold the card together!)

Apparently by making this card, it made some sort of call to the heavens for snow, because we subsequently were blessed with 3.6 inches on one day, then 3 inches on the next. I am NOT ready for winter! NOT! NOT! NOT!
At least today it is raining, which will kill off the rest of the snow...:) No more snowman cards for a while...

Stamps: Holiday Woodcuts, Best Yet
Paper: River Rock, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Copper, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, River Rock, Copics to color, Copper Gel Pen
Accessories: Dew Drops

11 comments:

fishlips said...

This is just neat...what a very different kind of challenge...Your card is super too.....love it!!!

Sankari W. said...

what a GREAT idea for a challenge !! you totally did such a great job with your card love those colors together with the snowman- very nice... and i am totally with you about not being ready for winter or snow.... it snowed here a few days ago - but thankfully everything melted!! phew!!

hope you are well! and I TOTALLY can't wait to play! fantastic idea! and great take on the challenge!
best wishes,
Sankari :)

Louise, that's me!! said...

Totally cool card! I love it.

Traci said...

Lovely card and what a fun challenge. I have an award for you on my blog. Please go to my blog to accept it :)

thescrapmaster said...

Great card! I like the challenge idea. How cute!

~Samantha

scrappinmominky said...

Cute card and what a challenging challenge.

Cute image too. I love snowmen, but not SNOW!

jennifer said...

Wow, snow! I think I'm actually ready for it, call me crazy. But, all we have is pooring rain today.
Love the card! Great design.

Tessa said...

Cool challenge!!!! SO not fair to Scorpios!!!! We only have ONE color! Deep Red! Hmmmmm what do you think that means?!?!

Your card is great!

Dawn said...

what a creative challenge and a creative card! great job... love the layout!

Sankari W. said...

Just wanted to tell you that I nominated you for the Butterfly Award on my blog - love all your work!
best wishes,
Sankari

Jen said...

You did a wonderful job with the challenge!

I am with you...not ready for the white stuff!