Sunday, August 7, 2011

Challenge #22 "Going Around in Circles"

The challenge the next two weeks is "Going Around in Circles" The only requirement is to have a circle on your project. The more the better. Here are some ideas from the Design Team. I hope you have fun with this challenge.
Very seldom do I make a card without a mat behind the image, but I thought I would do it this time. My card is showing LuLu from CS Designs starting her Christmas shopping. The greeting, which is perfect for the ocassion, is from my sponsor Create with TLC. The small circles under the ribbon have a little spray webbing on them and the little lady is colored with Copic markers. Notice all the jewels she is wearing as she dresses very fashionablely when she shops. The ribbon is a piece I salvaged from a gift I received last Christmas. This makes this usable as an entry in CS Designs' Recycled Christmas challenge.
Circles are wonderful -- I've noticed that I use them often in my work even without thinking about it. To get started with this challenge I went to the TLC Creations website because they are the challenge sponsor. I found and bought some very fun goodies. The products are made available in a couple of different formats so you have some flexibility in using the digital sheets. This creation is something a little different for me. I used a sheet from "My Garden Set Papers" and several circle images from the "Summer Sherbert Set." In photoshop I dragged the circles into the background paper sheet in a random fashion. I love the background this created. I then printed it and adhered it to some lovely Paper Temptress card stock after cutting with decorative scissors. I liked the background so much I really didn't want to mess with it but in the end I attached a nice K & Company butterfly. I hope you'll join the circles fun!
Misty Circles
Circles - as many as possible, the more the better - this is a wonderful challenge as cicles are so versatile and come in so many disguises. To create the background on my card I used the circle mask from 'that special touch of' and some Cosmis Shimmer chalk mists. I secured the mask with some low-tack tape onto some thick aquarelle card and sprayed it with three different colours. As the card is slightly textured and my spraying needs a bit more practice the finish is not uniform. I mounted the card onto some green card. To finish the card I added some raffia, some paper flowers and a button. Hope you will join us and have some 'circle fun'.


The sentiment is from Create with TLC. I thought it was amusing and somewhat a bit of truth. I used the sketch from Mojo Monday with its prominent circle for the layout of my card. The background is done using a Tim Holtz texture fade. The image stamp and metal wheel is also from his collection. The Steampunk flavor adds a bit of fun.
I have made a tag to accompany a wedding gift. The background has been distressed with TH inks in stormy skies, Victorian velvet, wild honey and forest moss. I used a flourish stamp and a *Love words* stamp for the background, and added 2 rings, a heart and a white rose. The wedding rings are the symbol for eternity, as they have no beginning and no end.

I have a terrific sponsor this time. Create with TLC. The owner is Paulette and she is a Paper Crafting Addict!

She has been crafting digitally for over 15 years. She loves combining the technical aspect of computers with the creativity of the mind and coming up with something fun or inspiring or just plain thought provoking. She gets bored really easily, so she is constantly challenging herself to think of new creative things and ideas and sayings to share with all her followers.

Her Store is ........Create with TLC and her blog is Create with TLC. She loves sharing lots and lots of freebies, so everyone can pass on a little TLC~!. You will find her site quickly by clicking on the logo above

Paulette has generously offered a $15 gift certificate to the winner of the "Going Around in Circles" challenge.


  1. All amazing cards with circles - love haw everyone's are so different!! And Vicki I love what you have done with Lulu for the recylced CS Designs Xmas challenge - excellent!!! Lulu is so cute and yes she loves to shop!!

  2. All terrific work from the team, x

  3. i always love your challenges - thank you!

  4. Wow, I really enjoyed what everyone has done with circles. I especially Lulu and her shopping. I think we all love to shop.

  5. Loveing these circles and all are stunning! Sometimes life is a circle!

  6. Love this Vickie. All the cards by the Design Team are so much fun with all the circles. Great take on the Recycled Christmas with Lulu and the ribbon. Wonderful Job as always.

  7. Vickie, this is such a lovely challenge!
    Your Lulu is really lovely. So it's not just me keeping the bits of ribbons, etc.
    All the other creations are equally fabulous!

  8. These are awesome cards and how different they all are!

  9. Vicki, Great examples from the Design Team and some wonderful entries for your circle challenge.

    Thank you for joining in on the CS Designs July Recycled Christmas. You know I'm partial to lulu and love the big shiny earrings you gave her, she looks like such a fashion doll.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  10. Congrats ont the win over at CS Designs Vickie for this card. Great job. So glad you will be joing the DT this month.

  11. These are awesome cards collection and all are very much different from each other. I am very happy to hear that you will be joing the DT this month.