Monday, October 5, 2009

WCMD Challenge #2..Inspiration Mexico

The second challenge from the {Capture the Moment} blog was a project inspired by Mexico. I have not been to Mexico, although it is my very favorite cuisine and I almost thought about making a card about a burrito but I thought better of it. When I think about Mexico I think about the Molas really more Panamanian but you can find them further north as well. I used to work in a frame shop and people would bring them in and I was fascinated by the handwork. My first love was fabric and quilting so the intricate pieces inpired me. I love how the bright colors stand out against the dark backgrounds.

For my "Mexico" card I made a cricut creation. I cut the same shape in different sizes out of black cardstock and multi-colored cardstock. I used pop dots to raise the whole black piece (the negative of the cutouts) and then stuck just the middle's of the colors down, slightly bending the petals. I then used the pop dots again for the centers. I lined everything with my trusty white signo- uniball pen.

Well, making this card wiped me out and I could use a mojito and a siesta. I unfortunately will not be able to make the other two challenges..time was not my friend! The WCMD was a fun, think out of the box, challenge. I am glad I could at least partially participate.


Rybiooka said...

Very nice colors, beautiful piece of

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! You put a lot of thought into this card and it turned out great!