I think just about everyone that makes any sort of card or craft has participated in a challenge. There are so many different challenges out there but I found one that is different than any that I had ever heard of. Jennifer Restivo, http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/, came up with this unique idea for a challenge after watching the Food Network show, Chopped. (More info on Jennifer's blog about this challenge). Chefs get a basket of mystery ingredients with just a few minutes to come up with an amazing meal. What makes the show even more entertaining is that the ingredients are so random.....as are the 'ingredients" I was given for my challenge to make a card using 4 "ingredients" provided by Jennifer. Below are the contents of the package that I received:
The contents of the envelopes are:
1) Border strip, and a flower. Both were cut from my Cameo, and are white. You have discretion to add whatever color/texture to them; but they should be recognizable on your card. If you haven't made a flower like this before, let me know, I can try & put a video up or something... if you'd like to play, you can find them in the Silhouette market - silhouette rolled rose
silhouette assorted decorative lace band
2) A toilet paper roll. Lots of people have been doing great things with them. You don't have to use the whole thing; and you can change the color. But I should be able to tell that there is some added dimension to some object on your card (for example, you punch or cut shapes or letters out of it).
3) Some Stampin Up! silver stamping glass. This is a really chunky glitter. You can do whatever you want with it but I must be able to see that some of it is on your card.
4) One more thing - not in your envelope. You must have some sort of texture evident on your card - you can use your cuttlebug, make lines with a scoring tool, whatever you want to do. But the card must have some texture (doesn't have to be on the whole card).
The only rules were:
You 1) can use any other items you like (card stock, bling, stickers, markers, stamps, etc) on the card. You clearly will need a card base 2) You must use all of the items I sent you, and they have to be identifiable (but you don't have to use all of it in the card). 3) This challenge only - you can change the color of any item I've sent you. They don't have to stay white. 4) Card can be any size, and any fold you like. 5) Card can be any theme you like....
I have to admit that I had a difficult time with this one. Below is the card I made for this challenge:
The toilet paper roll part was cut into a square and placed behind the greeting part of the card and the texture part which I'm afraid you can't see very well is that I crimped it. The glitter was put around the rose but you couldn't see it from the front.
Below are the details of the challenge and where to go to see the other cards that were made.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your Saturday! Make it a crafty day!