Thursday, May 20, 2010

MAY MAYHEM MADNESS - Bloggers Challenge

Hello! Welcome to the MAY MAYHEM themed Blog Hop for Firecracker Designs By Pamela!

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM(EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

Todays BLOG HOP has a MAY MAYHEM...
Create something grungey & distressed. The more mayhem, the merrier. Well, this challenge was difficult to me, so I went to two very talented people's blogs for some inspiration - Gerrie Johnnic and Shelly Hickox. Both of these talented designers are on the Technique Junkie Design Team with me and I knew they would not disappoint me with INSPIRATION!

I combined this Blog Hop with the BLOGGERS CHALLENGE... I missed last week - but in order to catch up, I made TWO cards this week!

The first card uses the Bloggers Challenge from last week that was a COLOR CHALLENGE! We were to use the colors Teal, Red and Curry... those colors do not lend to the grunge affect very well, but I took the challenge!




Here are the details:
Cardstock: Polka dot DP by SU, Vanilla, Teal, Red
Accessories: Brads, Distresser, Stickles, Ribbon, Lace inked with Curry ink, Copics, Nestibilities

This week's challenge is this SKETCH. I turned it to the side and moved the circles up a bit...

BCMaysketch

Here are the details for my card:
Cardstock: Coordinations, Vanilla, Chocolate, Sage, DP (sorry do not recall the name!)
Accessories: Copics, Rough Texture Wheel, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Distresser, Bling Gems
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This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to the talented MICHELLE'S BLOG and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!

Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time! You can check out the other Blogger Challenge participants projects click on the side bar that says BLOGGERS Challenge!

FCD is looking to start our very first Digi Design Team!! If you are interested in applying please read this blog post for details! Hurry! Applications must be in by May 25th! Midnight EST! (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 25)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chrissy D

36 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

ohhhh, I channeled Gerrie this week too. I think you did a fabulous job-they are both very cool!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Good googily moogily...I actually did distressing on my card too...lol!!! These are truly fantastic Chrissy! :D

Lisa said...

I'm part of a blog tour also. Check mine out!

Your cards are GREAT! I think the red, curry, teal grunged just fine! The dragon card is cute and reminds me of how I feel this week!

Lisa said...

Great Card! I love all the colors and the distressing is fantastic!
Hugs,
Lisa

Joanne Travis said...

Your cards are awesome, Chrissy!! Love the colors and beautiful details. Both are too pretty to be called grungy :)

Hetty said...

I love the cards, so different and yet both GRUNGY!!

Tami Black said...

You may not think your curry, teal and red card lends to grunge, but I think it is adorable! Love the entire card and think it is just flat gorgeous. And the dragon sentiment and then your image are perfect -- I'm always amazed at your work!

GCgirl said...

Love the color and glitter on the flower card...and the dragon is just too cool!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Distress those edges Baby!! LOVE IT! and I love the collage stamping background!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great cards Chris, love the dragon!

BarbaraW said...

Two great cards. Cool take on the dragon card.

Connie Babbert said...

Love your color challenge card...very vintage. And adore you dragon card! Great job!

kc_froglady said...

I think you did a wonderful job on this one :) Funny we both did 2 cards since we weren't quite sure we were getting the right effect! I do like the dragon card too!

Lillian Child said...

Your "dragon" card made me smile out loud!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Two really great cards GF! The dragon just made me crack up!

Lisa Bohler said...

Excellent job meeting all of the challenges, the blog hop and creating wonderful artwork!

Diana said...

Both cards are full of fun.......thanks for being part of a fun hop.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful job with both card. The color challenge looked great and had just the right amount of "grunge" but I really, really liked that Dragon card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful cards- I would never use these colors together without a challenge- they really look great, don't they? I love all of the embellishments on the card- love the curry lace! Great dragon card too-great distressing!

Melissa Lake said...

I love the way you used ink to create the background.

Roxanne24 said...

I LOVE your "Dragon" card! What a great idea!!! Thank you for sharing!

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Gloria Westerman said...

Both of these are fabulous...I love the dragon saying....that's adorable....

Heidi Hihn said...

These cards are wonderful! I love the flower you used on the top one and that dragon is awesome!

Lori said...

Great grunge-y and distressed designs!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Wow, 2 fab pieces here! I love the very straight inked lines on that first piece. How did you do that?

Connie Paxman said...

Grunge and Distress is my favorite...it is hard to switch to a different style and you did so perfecly with your cards.

Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds.

Lyn said...

Chrissy, I'm glad part of the Hop is not to have to choose which one I like the best. They are both really cool. Absolutely love the cute little dragon, though. Blessings...

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous card!

MJ said...

Very nice, great job catching up.

njburk said...

These are both terrific cards Chris. LOVE them both. Very different yet both are wonderful. Ok, now I've said Terrific, Love them & Wonderful--yup that about says it all except THEY ARE SUPER!!!!!
Nola

Margaret Raburn said...

Great job on BOTH cards, Chrissy! You "grunged" well and the dragon card is a hoot!

Selene Kempton said...

Oh this is gorgeous! So cool!

Selene Kempton said...

Oh this is gorgeous! So cool!

Ursula said...

Chris, those both turned out awesome!! I love that little touch of goldenrod on the red & teal one! The glitter works perfectly with the grunge, too - adds a neat twist! And oh, my! That dragon card is fantastic!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Both are great!!! That dragon is too funny!!