Jan 21, 2011

BC196 - Simplicity

Wow it's finally Friday and what a week it's been.
So what does this photo have to do with the BC Challenge?
Absolutely Nothing...but if you'd like an explanation click here:





Now for my card: Our challenge this week was Patterned Papers. (Easy Peasy, right!) Well with all that's been going on this week I was hoping to opt for something super easy like plopping some DP on a card and calling it good. Then good old list mom, Lisa sends an email to the group saying we should be "creative" with our use of the DP, maybe alter something with DP, try Iris Folding, Tea Bag folding etc...well let's just say I'm really "Challenged" in those areas. I've bought books on Tea Bag and Iris Folding and just can't seem to get the hang of either one. I was stuck as to what I could come up with and really tired from the festivities this week so I wasn't going to participate. Then I remembered that in my "hopefuls" project box I had an Oragami Folded shirt that I managed (with some helpful pointers from my daughter) to fold several years ago and stuck in the box for the right moment. Well now that moment has arrived!

Details: Stamps: Hero Arts
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Cajuz Craze, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper, Sources Unknown as both pieces have been in my stash forever and I have no clue what company I got them from.
Ink: Dusty Durango
Pearls: Zva
Embossing Folder - Textile (Cuttlebug)

I think I need to follow the advice on the card.

23 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous, Ida. I love your shirt. Excellent submission for this challenge. Hugs, Gayle.

Basement Stamper said...

I hope your weekend gets better girl! This card is so great, I love that sentiment and the oragami shirt looks great on that embossed paper.

Tami Black said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the paper, love the sentiment, love the embossing folder -- I just things this is one gorgeous piece of ART!

Linda Monroe said...

This is beautiful. I love that shirt. So glad you decided to play along. Hope next week is better for you. Sometimes it's just good to 'start fresh.'

Lisa Bohler said...

Absolutely lovely! The folded image is so striking!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Perfect- what an awesome challenge project- love your folded shirt!!! I have been wanting to try this for a long time too.....

Rose said...

Cute card Ida, good thing you had something on hand.

BarbaraW said...

Well, you saved it for a rainy day and it came in handy. The origami shirt is a cool touch for this challenge.

Barbara said...

I LOVE this, Ida! So glad you kept that folded shirt all that time...works perfectly on this truly elegant card...and, of course, for our Challenge!

GCgirl said...

You did a GREAT job on this origami shirt! So glad you retrieved and played along this week. Your card ROCKS :-D

Lisa Somerville said...

After your hectic week, I'm glad you played! Stunning card, love your use of the folded origami for this weeks challenge!

Lisa said...

Love it. Great job!

Doris said...

Don't you just love it when you find something in your stash that fits what you need perfectly! In fact, I just started a category on my blog where I do just that, "From My File." Your card is beautiful.

Elena said...

Wow! This absolutely fabulous! Very creative and very clever! LOVE the folded shirt you created! You are so TALENTED, Ida! Thank you so much for bringing so much inspiration!

JP Card Crazy said...

Awesome you are right this was the moment!!! Love the Paper and design!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous use of DSP! {SMILES}

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Ida, what a gorgeous way to use the PP. Love the colours and bling and sentiment! I think this is just fabulous!

Lori said...

Love the origami shirt! Just perfect for the challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, that worked out just great for your card and, oh, my, it does look beautiful! Wonderful script, too. Your card design and colors are wonderful!

Jane Bosi said...

Oragami!!! Great idea, love the card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is lovely Ida! That shirt is wonderful! My family loves to do origami! Hope that this week goes better for you! :D

Pat Huntoon said...

Your origami is gorgeous! Well done!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card!