Sep 9, 2013

Feeling Trendy- Chevrons

Hey there crafters!
Happy Monday!
Michelle B here to chat with you about what's trendy in the craft's topic is Chevrons!!!!
They are popping up just can't escape them...and if you don't like them, you might as well embrace them...I think they are here to stay!!! ( I just love them!)
One of my favorite places for inspiration is Pinterest! Just a few minutes of browsing will light up that creative spark! Look at what I found on the pinterest board...

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I have to be honest....I love to combine a color palette with a sketch to get me going and I was completely smitten with one Nicole posted last week...
Although the challenge is closed I still used this as a base for what I was creating.

Ahhh, chevrons!
I followed the sketch and used them as bursts of color in different sizes and dimension.
I used the Distressed Chevron background stamp and inked it up three times.

Then I used a Martha Stewart circle punch, the smallest Spellbinders circle die, and a hole puncher to cut the different size circles. For the inks I used Hero Arts shadow ink in butter bar, Hero Arts soft shadow ink in soft blossom and Color Box ink in Chianti.

As little fillers I used some sequins, enamel dots and liquid pearls.  The sentiment was stamped using the set Alpha Tabs.

Just another picture to show the different dimensions added...foam tabs are a wonderful thing!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my take on chevrons.

I'll leave you with a riddle...the clues will tell you what my next 'Trendy Topic' will be:

When I'm new I'm remarkably plain,
But after first use, I'm never the same,
People clean me a lot, but I'm never like new,
The changes come off, but leave residue.

Hmmm...any guesses?

'Til then...


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  1. Fabulous card Michelle, happy colors and yes...trendy! My Monday brain is just not working yet, I'll have to think about this riddle!!

  2. Michelle, what a wonderful card! I was late to the chevron party but I must admit I do like them a lot! Your card is so CAS and fun...a great take on the sketch!

    Now for that first thought was new stamps (especially acrylic -- once you ink them they are never the same)! I can't wait to find out the correct answer! Fun!

    1. Great guess, Judy!!! But, that's not correct :(
      You'll thump yourself in the head when the answer is revealed! hehe!

  3. Awesome card!!! Great way to use background stamps!! I love the riddle!!!

  4. such a cute card.. loving the chevrons and color combo..

  5. Great card! Haha that riddle is awesome. I thought it was clear stamps, too!! Guess I'll just have to wait to see what the answer is ;)