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Monday, September 20, 2010

Little Boys' Dreams & Trains

Hi, Finally I did this one! I don't know what got into me this weekend but it sure wasn't my mojo.
I had problems with this challenge from the time I read it.
Joan really gave us a challenge this time around!
Color - Orange, Green and Blue
Embellishment - Printed Ribbon and something hanging
3 different prints - can include ribbon print
Distress with ink
I was pulling scraps of paper out from Friday to Sunday Morning. Finally I just decided I will wait until Monday morning, I really do best in the morning. It really didn't all come together until I found this sweet blue gingham paper. I had the orange plaid and green stripe out already. I had about five different printed ribbons out and assorted other DP in green and orange. This morning I cleared my desk and pulled these three DP's and Gina's PL Creme de Menthe card stock out. I put all the ribbons back except the train one. This is what I came up with.
For the Stamped images I used Melaine's Wee Tees and Theresa's train from Life is Good All Gina K illustrator's. I distressed the train picture with Marvy blue and some Vintage Photo by Tim Holtz. My hanging charm is a little blue heart. I know everything is there because I counted twice:) After my nightmares of course.
Thanks for looking and I hope to be back with another post today as I don't go into work until 3:30 pm.


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

See there, ya did it! Great job! You crack me up. It was not the easiest challenge, for sure.

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there,
you nailed this one! it really is a challenge...I'm away taking care of Grankids and not sure I even have all the requirements with me LOL
Congrats on your win over at Joan's (-:
btw, I'm a follower!

Patti said...

No way was your mojo missin! This is adorable and you sure had a lot of elements to fit in there!

Marge said...

It turned out really cute after all you went through!!! Sometimes you just have to wait for that moment when a great idea "hits you" -- I know I'm totally that way. I envy the people who just have cards vying for attention in their head all the time and anxious to find the time to put them "in print", because I do not have that "problem"!!! LOL!

Joan Fricker said...

Colleen, I am sorry you struggled with this card, but it was all worth it because it is adorable. If you only knew how many times I have to change things, but this is what creativity is all about! I will try and make it easier this week. (smile)

Thanks so much for playing Joan's Gardens #15 weekly Challenge. I know it makes you happy when you accomplish it!!!