A do-over challenge

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I noticed that the wonderfully talented Amber posted a "do-over challenge" on her blog. The idea is to create a fresh, new take on an old project.

So, I decided to play along, but needed to choose a card. I'm pleased to say that in searching through my cards, I didn't find very many that I felt I needed to "do-over". However, I did find this one, that I made last summer, for a MIM at PTI (you can see the original post here.)


It was for a decreasing apertures challenge. I liked the patterned paper I chose, but wasn't crazy about the triangle (I really struggled with the Tranquility Trilogy set!) AND, I strongly dislike the placement of the flowers. I'm not sure what I was thinking on this one....

Anyway, I decided to try to repeat the design and I challenged myself to use some striped patterned paper again. Here's what I came up with:

I used PTI cardstock (true black), rustic twine, buttons, stamps (Think Big Favourites #12) and dies (Mega Mat Stack #5, Mat Stack #5).  The patterned paper is We R Memory Keepers.

Thanks for looking!

7 comments:

Joyce said...

I really like your do over card. It uses the same technique, but is much cleaner. Great job.

Caren B said...

I really like the second card!

Marybeth said...

Like the way the second card turned out . Very pretty!

Leah said...

I really like you do-over card :) The paper is really fun and the buttons are the perfect touch!

Deb said...

Love the paper on the diagonal! Fabulous stitching!

Sabrina said...

Love your do-over! The colours are bright, cheerful and eye-catching. Buttons are placed well. I love the stripes with the polk-a-dot. Just an all around perfect card!

Kara said...

Great do-over!! So fun to see !!

 
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