Monday, November 05, 2012

CYP Challenge 135 ~ hexagons

Good Monday morning! Does that sound confusing...good and Monday in the same sentence? Mondays mean a new challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges so it can't be all bad. This week the challenge is Hexagons. You must include at least one hexagon on your project.

I chose to play with this digital stamp from one of our wonderful sponsors, The Paper Shelter. It's called called Little Miss Hall. She has the sweetest little face and I love her menswear inspired outfit reminiscent of Dianne Keaton's character,Annie Hall, from the Woody Allen movie. I coloured the little missy with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut her leaving a thin white border so she wouldn't fade into the background. She is also popped up on foam tape for added dimension.

The heaxgons in the background were cut with a Spellbinders die as was the one on which Missy is mounted. All were cut from Graphic 45's A Proper Gentleman stack. Space was left between the hexagons for the white card base to show through and that was echoed in the larger blue hexagon by cutting a white mat to go behind it. To continue with the menswear theme, a piece of gold chain was adhered under the focal piece so that it resembles a watch chain on a vest. Small gold rimmed navy buttons were popped up on foam to look like the buttons on a jacket sleeve. The sentiment was computer generated, faux stitched and adhered with a brad in hopes of reminding the viewer of a crisp white shirt cuff.

The entire card front was matted with blue corrugated paper for added texture and to repeat the blue in the larger hexagon and Missy's outfit. The final detail was a photo corner cut from text paper using a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look-see. For more inspiration for this challenge , be sure to drop by the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see other hexagonal creations by the rest of the DT. Awesome creativity! Hope you'll join our challenge. I can't  wait to see where your creativity takes you.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 127~ Dimensions (popped up image and hexagon)
The Crafty Pad ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 156 ~ Anything Goes With A Button
CAS-ual Fridays ~  Masculine (menswear paper)

Life is good; so is art.


ParkNSlide said...

So cute and just the perfect papers. Good suggestion to leave a bit of white around the image---it solves one of the problems of using patterned papers.

Words and Pictures said...

She's so smart and chic, and I love the hexagonal framing!
Alison x

Tracy said...

Fun design! Don't know about you, but those hexagons throw me for a loop when designing. This worked out perfectly. Hugs!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Bonnie - great card! Love the image and she definitely resembles a film character. Thanks for sharing this card at The Crafty Pad this week in our "Anything Goes" challenge.
Helen x (DT)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! Love your backing paper and the hexagon design you have used, it is really striking! Lovely to see you playing along with us @ The Crafty Pad this week :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Another the striped patterns!

Kimberly said...

Bonnie - love the hexagons and the handsome patterned papers. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.