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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Challenge #37 - You're a Star, Baby, Now Let's Get in Shape!

Nyah, we're not asking you to try and stamp while running on a treadmill, or cut out photos in the pool, or even glue while rollerblading - NOPE! That would be messy and dangerous and while we think you should get edgy, we don't mean bodily harm!

We're challenging you to use a SHAPE predominantly in your creation this week. That's right, but not any old shape will do. NOPE!

We challenging you to use a particular shape in your project. It's like a crafty Iron Chef....the secret ingredient is

A STAR SHAPE!!!!! (cue the dramatic music)

Any artistic craft project of your choosing, it is just that simple to be in shape. (Oh if it were only that way with my figure - oh yeah I agree entirely)


I decided (oh, Rosemary here, in case you had a doubt - I am the Poobah who tends to be very very long-winded, lol) to go with a masculine take on this challenge. I don't do a lot of cards for guys. So, this is making me stretch a little bit and I hope you like the results.

First up, a little cowboy influenced here on this young fella's card. I I was thinking of using the twine tied around the top of the card and then thought - hey, this looks like a lasso. Yep, I think it does and the rest came together.

All of the supplies used are kind of old (I'm still working on using what I have rather than buying more). DCWV checked paper - bought eons ago by the page (I think from JoAnn's), Daisy Bucket is maker of the blue paper with red stars, the little cowboy chipboard tag and the white chipboard stars are K&Company, Distress Inks for edges in Fired Brick and Weathered Wood, twine, and Star die from QuicKutz (it's the little red heart in the sentiment space).

(Jana thinks this card is adorable. It's a lucky boy who will get this one.)

My second card is more grown up but I like the clean lines and I think the scalloped sentiment and ribbon give it a commendation/award sort of feel - and the colors of black white and gold convey elegance but aren't feminine. Is it too stark?

Items used here are black cardstock glued to a white card blank, a scrap of gold metallic Wausau paper, the gold star paper is by Le Make Unknown - 'cause I can't find any label on this here paper, ribbon from Le Stash du Rosemarie

(Jana thinks this card is very elegant. Very proper for man or woman.)


Jana here. I made a layout, well a 2 page spread for the Challenge of ME class I am taking at Big Picture Scrapbooking. (I know, you are shocked that I am taking a class at BPS. But, I decided to go a little wild.) Anyway, I was assigned to make a 6x12 album for this class. I have never made one and it sounded like fun. I am not one to shy away from too many challenges, so, I am doing it.

My layout is actually a hybrid. I did it backwards. I made a paper and glue layout, then added the journaling in PSE7. Just cuz I could. (actually, I am running out of time. I have to get ready for ANOTHER b-day party tonight. So, I have to make it a quick one....)

And here it is:

Products used are various. I just grabbed things I have had for a while. Journaling reads, well, you'll have to go to my blog for a longer, drawn out post. (insert evil laugh)

(Rosemary stopping in to comment - this is awesome, I love everything about this - and Jana is an entirely marvelous friend to have, she is fabulous!)


Now it's your turn.

Make us see STARS.


for2nately said...

Hey there ladies!
woohoo I am back again! here's my star card!
thanks for the challenge-it was fun!

Laura.K said...

Grate cards. Here is mine:

Thanks, Laura

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful, I love the variety!
here's mine:
... Joyful Stamper: I have a dream....

blessings, Maria

Casii said...

Love your projects Poobahs!

I just happened to have a star or two on hand, LOL. Here's mine:

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

Another LO of my adorable grand niece and nephew. Hope 2 stars are enough. Or it could be 4, if you count the real stars of the page, the twins!!! LOL!! You'll find the LO on my blog

Jessica G. said...

Wonderful star cards; perfect 'manly' cards which are so difficult for me!

Beautiful layout -- such a fun way to include the journalling!

Here's my take on the star theme:

Chat Noir said...

Hi Ladies.... HAVE to love that elegant black and gold card and the details on the cowboy one too and the colours of Janas pages. Off to the blog to read the text.....

Will try and get my act together for a response to the challenge this week, but its been a busy few days. Might just sneak in on Sunday morning (Australian time).

Lee - grandmalee said...

Here's my card for the challenge:

Katie said...

Glad to see you back!
Here's my card

Chat Noir said...

Okay.... late! Make that Sunday afternoon instead. Here it is:

Had a great time making this one. Stars are one of my favourite shapes (along with circles, and triangles and squares, and hexagons can be friendly, and....)(Sorry, lost the plot.)