Saturday, 15 May 2010

Out of my comfort zone

This week, the  fabulous Allsorts Challenge Blog is one year old! So their challenge for the week, is, naturally, birthdays. Here's my entry.

It's quite different from my usual style. Generally speaking, I don't do cute, and I don't do fruit! Nor do I do hot colours. I much prefer cool or muted tones - blues, purples, greens, and my work tends to be nature, arty or vintage inspired. However, I thought that for such a celebration something a bit more lively was called for!

The background paper (which includes the flourish & the trims at the bottom) was a freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine a while ago. The cake and sentiment stamps are from a set by Impression Obsession. It took me about 10 minutes to make, which again is unusual for me! Normally I like to take my time, and often get part way through a card, leave it & come back to it later, to see whether I'm still happy with the direction it's taking, or whether I've changed my mind, before I finish it off. That's because I hardly ever have a plan in mind before I start! I just collect a few things together and see where they lead me.

Anyway, you'll gather that this card was some way outside my comfort zone, and that being the case, I'm also entering it for this week's Tuesday Taggers, whose theme happens to be "Step out of your comfort zone"! Funnily enough, now I've done it, I actually quite like it! And I managed to use up a bit of old stash too!


Lisa Jane said...

I Quite like it too lol. The colours are fabulous and suit the cake image so well
Lisa ;)

Sally H said...

I did a double take there! Not at all your usual style, but it's great! Thanks for joining in my challenge at TT this week x

Fleur said...

Fab card, even if it's not your normal style you've done a great job.
Thanks for playing along at ALLSORTS this week and good luck with the blog hop. Hugz Fleur xXx

lisa said...

This is such an elegant card, Lynne. I love it. The strips seem to be like old fashioned wall paper which matches your cake stand beautifully.
Hope your Sunday is going well.

Zoechaos said...

Would never guess you have stepped so far out for this one its fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week.

Michelle said...

Is this a step? or maybe a jump! a fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
x Michelle

craftimamma said...

It may be different to your usual style Lynne but it's definitely no less classy and elegant!

I had to smile when I read your method for designing your cards - it's exactly the same as mine. I don't think I have ever started out with a 'vision' of what I want the end product to look like. They just sort of evolve from the stash I start out with!

Lesley Xx

brenda said...

Morning Lynne

You might feel outside your confirt zone, but it does not show in this lovely piece of work. It's just perfect.

b x

brenda said...

And me being me so intent of talking about other things, forgot to say thank you for joining in our Allsorts Birthday celebrations.

I tell you what if they let me out in public too often I'd be dangerous.

B x

Mummylade said...

for being out of your comfort zone you did wonderfully. Thank you for joining in our Allsorts celebration this week. Good luck!

Lesley said...

Fab card Lynne, lovely colours and well done for being out of your comfort zone xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Thanks for joining in Allsorts 1st Birthday Blog hop

Emma xxx


Beautiful card Lynne, and so elegant - love the striped "wallpaper" - it's a perfect backdrop for the image.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Well that doesn't look out of your comfort zone, it is beautiful. Kim

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