Wednesday, May 20, 2009

365 Cards - #80 Your'e So Plaid

PLAID. . .PLAID You say!!!!  Hell I don't have any plaid lol.  It's not a common one for Australia, back me up Fi!!!  I was a desperate woman.  I searched high and low for something that would resemble PLAID!!!  I sat at my work station sulking %$#*& PLAID.  I folded my arms and said to my husband I'm not doing it.  His response was "Well Shell, you not up for the challenge hey?"  It was like waving a red rag to a bull hehehe.  I sat for a while longer wondering what I was going to do and I glanced over at my watercolour pad then glanced at my Derwents and Eureka!!!!!  A lightbulb moment for sure.  I would make my own PLAID!  It's not very good PLAID but it will pass muster.  I couldn't even manage to rule the lines straight lol but I completed the challenge. . .day 80 DONE!  Have mercy on me it's late at night over here.

I used three colours on making the plaid but it seemed so much better in my mind.  Strange thing that.  I am trying to get a whole week in without missing a day but Pam you are making it difficult.  Did I say I love challenges?  I must be crazy.  Well that's me for the day I hope to gaze at all the other wonderful creations over at 365 Cards 
But in the meantime. . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Supplies: SU More Mustard, Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock.  SU black grosgrain ribbon.  Watercolour paper from my old watercolour painting days.  Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink.  SU Chocolate Chip, Basic Black stamp pads. SU Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Derwent water colour pencils.  Aqua painter.


~amy~ said...[Reply to comment]

Oh made me chuckle....I love your plaid card my dear...fabulous job!!!

Shari said...[Reply to comment]

Love that born plaid and the tree. Very Beautiful.

Bex said...[Reply to comment]

Lol! Love that! It makes it so much more original that you made it yourself, very creative!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle you always crack me up!!! I am glad your hubby motivated you into this challenge. I think you did quite well with the plaid background. Great job with this challenge and good luck with getting this week's challenges done. I'm pulling for

Audrey said...[Reply to comment]

Oh Michelle, I just had to laugh!!! Well you did a good job making a plaid paper! Your card still look amazing lovely!

Tammy said...[Reply to comment]

Fab job with the challenge your homemade plaid is PERFECT!

Birgit said...[Reply to comment]

Great take on the challenge. I had to think too where to find plaid and then I recalled some ribbon I got on a gift. This was a challenge indeed-You did a great job

Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, I absolutely love your PLAID. At least you can draw it. I almost had to either go to the store or GOOGLE an image of it.

Jeannie said...[Reply to comment]

It's just perfect! Luv the colors you used!

Peace and Luv,

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

how fantastic you made your own plaid!!! the card is stunning :D and kudos to your hubby for waving the red rag today!! LOL I know what you mean about challenging....I think I'm starting to get scarred each day as to what Pam has for us (well in a good way of course!) can you just imagiane what she has in mind for day 200?? ;)

Fi said...[Reply to comment]

LOL - you crack me up - the only reason I had plaid was because it came in the Sweet Stack from DCWV. Sometimes the DH's just know what to say don't they. I love your card and a perfect sentiment for you to put on your card today(hehehe). You could not tell the plaid was hand made - fantastic job. Good luck with your challenges this week - I am looking forward to see more of your bird images that I would just love to have.
Lots of hugs for you today.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

crack me up, and way to go, great job using the gray cells they served you well, what a great job, you really are the bomb.

Karen Lee said...[Reply to comment]

You did an excellent job on todays Plaid challenge. I almost used a tree too!!

hugs, Karen Lee

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Rose said...[Reply to comment]

PDDU is cricut cart paper dolls and dress up. I guess i should stop being so lazy and type out the whole name of the carts LOL i'm just used to using the letters as that is what we do on the cricut message board :D

Fran, said...[Reply to comment]

Love your determination..HeeHee

The Mommy said...[Reply to comment]

I have been dying to come over here and see your hand crafted, special plaid paper and must definately overlooked this the first time, because I am in LOVE with that tree! NO YOU DIDN'T draw that plaid! You are spectacular lady! I could NOT have done that. Not even close. Super great job!!