Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Tying The Knot


Ever get that feeling when a few challenges collide in your head?  That's what happened here.  This is the inspiration photo for the current Runway Inspired Challenge:




And this is the inspiration for Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge:


Diagonals, that's what I saw.  And there just happen to be diagonals on the sketch challenge for The Paper Players this week:


Have a look at this post from Wida.  I think she's just set a new trend.  I was attempting to run a single baker's twine diagonally across the card, with an elegantly tied bow.  As you may know from previous posts, my bows tend to do their own thing and I couldn't get anything to look right, so I thought I'd try knots from Wida's chart instead. I quite like it.

BTW - it's not a good idea to change the colour of one baker's twine AFTER the card has been fully assembled with a million (ok, twenty) pop dots on the reverse of the panel.  But I did.  And the card survived unscathed, surprisingly!

Paper Smooches: Simply Said, Primary

15 comments:

  1. o.m.g! i LOVE this! love it!

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  2. This means so much, thanks for reading my posts and finding inspiration from them. SOmetimes I wonder if the effort is worth it, I mean I know I love to make cards but does anyone care? and then here you are answering my question. Maybe I am going too deep for a little knot but your timing was perfect :) your execution is fabulous and the design is on trend too (diagonal).

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  3. Fab card, Shirley! And you can't go wrong following Wida. She is one talented lady and so are you. :)

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  4. Love this card and your creative twine knots!!

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  5. Great idea to use the knot for this card, love the change of thread color and how you incorporated that into your design, looks awesome! :)

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  6. The use of twine is brilliant, I love the way u tied knots :), beautiful card :)

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  7. HOLY KAMOLY!!! Shirley...this is soooooooo clever! I am so totally going to CASE this for the next wedding card that I need to make. Of course, I will tell them that a clever & creative sweet lady across the pond came up with this brilliant idea! Seriously a fun card, especially with the blue & orange hearts!!!

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  8. WooHoo! I LoVE this card! Your knots are so cute on this card!

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  9. OMGosh, how clever you are! I love how you created your angles with two-toned twine! The color combo is amazing, and I love, love your hearts, Shirley!!!

    I also wanted to say 'Thank You' so much for your sweet comments on my feature...it was so nice of you to stop by...thanks!

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  10. Hi Shirley. I LOVE this card :) Such great colors and design. LOVE the knots (thanks for the link to Wida's blog - have made a copy of the knots chart).

    Congrats on being able to pull apart your card with all those pop-dots!! I usually end up with it all bend and creased and throw away. You must have a lot of patience! Loll xx

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  11. Great design and I love the mixed colour twine.

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  12. LOVE the knot!! What a wonderful touch with the two colors of twine!

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  13. What a unique and creative take on the challenges! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  14. Beautiful card! Love the knot on the twine :) Thanks for joining us at Runway inspired Challenge!

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  15. OHHHH! I LOVE that you focused on the diags! What a clever card-- LOVE that twine!! FAB x100000:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge! I hope you will play along this week- Trending: Flowers <3

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