Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pleated Harlequin

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! This card was a real nightmare! The challenge was to make a card with pleats. Sounds simple, right? WRONG! I thought I had this great idea to make the skirt and neck ruff in pleats, and it would be fun and cute. I couldn't get the pleats to stay down. I must have tried every kind of glue, paste, tape, and sticky stuff in the universe, and I'm still not pleased. Needless to say, this will not be repeated! I love this image, I love the print pattern stamp for the bg, I love the RED as you well know, and I love punches and gold metallic paper. I don't love pleats.

This card is also for the RedDivas, a group of us who really love one color, and whenever we make a card in this color, we put that in our keywords. If you would like to be one of the RedDivas, the next time you make a card that fits, please join us. We have a fun gallery on SCS. Take a look.

Have a great day.......we have errands, I'll be reading by the pool, and then to DS's for a corned beef dinner......he's been corning the beef himself for a few days! (He's a wonderful cook!) Hugs to you all.

11 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is cool, even if it gave you fits! LOVE the red, it really stands out!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW Anne this is sooo cool...LOVE the pleats...beautiful card!

jacque4u2c said...

Another AMAZING piece of artwork! BRAVO!!!!!!! Standing ovation!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow lady!! That is just one awesome creation!! I love the pleats...so dimensional and cool!! :) HUGS

Beth said...

Anne, this turned out wonderfully! It was worth the effort you put into it! Fabulous card!!!

Connie said...

Oh Anne! This is just so amazing!! You totally nailed this challenge!

Julia Aston said...

Oh my goodness Anne! This is wonderful!!! I love the pleated skirt and neck piece - you'd never know you had so much trouble with it! hope you had a great day by the pool and a great supper with DS - how nice to be cooked for!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is AWESOME....might have been a nightmare for YOU but it is an inspiring dream for us

Anne said...

Seriously??? Woah!! What a gorgeous creation, you so need to frame this one Anne!! The image just comes to life with all your embellishing!! Fantastic work!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well hard or not it's awesome! and beautiful!

hugs,

Stamp Muse said...

Stupendous! So sorry for the trouble with the pleats, but it's gorgeous!