Friday, 29 March 2013

Grungy Chevrons


Susan is hosting this week's One Layer Wednesday, where the challenge is to use a geometric shape repeatedly (at least twice) on a one layer card, with embellishments kept to a minimum.  Seeing as my chevrons are supposed to represent candles, I thought the sequins were pretty essential to represent the flames (did it work?).  The marker ink pooled on the chevron stamp, which made the stamped image rather grungy, but I liked it.  I added some flicks of ink around the card to help with the grungy effect.

I used the colour scheme from ColourQ:

Believe it or not, the sentiment is actually green IRL (Versamagic Hint of Pesto) but in the pic it looks more like Hint of Sludge.

The challenge at Moxie Fab World is Chevrons.  There's also another Moxie Fab World challenge, ombré, but it's borderline whether this would qualify, so I'll have to think of another card for the ombré challenge.

Finally, the challenge at Simon Says is Anything Goes, so in it goes.


15 comments:

  1. I like the effect of the marker pooling on that stamp and the contrast between the dark colours and the shimmer of the sequins!

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  2. Eek! I did the same thing: candles! I do like the way your chevrons turned out and giggled a little at your sentiment color dilemma...

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  3. great idea to use the sequins as flames!

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  4. LOVE your candles, Shirley! Right down to the flames!

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  5. Tee hee, Shirley ... hint of sludge works for me, as do the grungy candles ... the sequins are perfect flames! Anita :)

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  6. The chevrons definitely look like candles! Great idea! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

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  7. Aren't you just the most resourceful crafter...nice save with the splattered ink...it totally works with thefabulous/trendy 'grunge like' candles! The chevrons absolutely look like candles with the blingy sequin flames. You're far too hard on yourself because this card is both brilliant AND creative!

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  8. Beautiful card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/03/52-card-pickup-213.html

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  9. Fabulous use of the chevron stamps! Great looking card!

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  10. What a fabulous one layer card -- I love the chevrons! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ!

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  11. Fabulous card! Love how you used the sequins! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  12. Really cute Shirley, love your chevrons. Thank you so much for sharing this week at the colourQ!

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  13. Fun card, Shirley, great birthday card! thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

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  14. Hey Shirley! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  15. What a fabulous use of chevrons! I got the candle point imediately, and then noticed the flames were sequins...so very perfect!!!!

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