Sunday, July 22, 2012

Hard CORE Crop...

I have a couple of pieces to share today as part of the Coredinations very first Hard Core Crop. I seriously needed some inspiration so thought this would be an ideal opportunity to play along with the challenges. And of course, to enjoy using yummy cardstock.

I created this layout for Kristine Davidson's sketch challenge using Coredinations Core Essentials and Core Vintage... lots of sanding fun!

Products Used: CoreColor Essentials and Vintage Collections; Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall (Golden Flourish); Kaiser Rub-on Sentiments; Doodlebug Mini Pearls and Teeny Type; Greatest View Chevron Badges; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Cuttlebug Goochie Script Embossing Folder; Die-namics Die's Royal Leaves, Royal Rolled Rose, Mini Royal Roses, Chevron.

I'm enjoying using my new chevron die and love the contrast between the different sizes so chose to keep with the theme and used different textures of Core cardstock.



How amazing is the look of the darker colour showing through once the Core cardstock is embossed... so many possibilities.



My second challenge was the 'Strip it' challenge by Jennifer where we had to created a project using strips of Core cardstock. So, I grabbed out my favourite punch and ran with the strip theme, alternating three colours in the White Wash collection.

Products Used: Coredinations White Wash Collection, Fiskars Border Punch; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, AC rub-on.

Well that's it for the creative part of my weekend. I'd hoped to do more but life got in the way. Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

From farm to you...
         

17 comments:

  1. So great to see your creations again! Seriously beautiful projects!! I especially love the page with ou and your boy - the flowers, the chevron, and that sweet sweet photo- *sigh*

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  2. Hey Melinda it's so awesome to see more of your creations. Looks like you too had a heap of fun creating and playing with the core! I adore your page you created for the sketch truly jaw dropping stuff!!!! and your card for the strip it challenge! AWESOME and i hope you had a fabulous weekend with a little bit of your scrappy supplies and lots with your family!

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  3. More absolutely stunning pages and cards!! These are just beautiful!!! What a precious photo of you with Teddy. So many beautiful details. Your card is beautiful as well!! Glad you were able to find some scrappy time. :)

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  4. Melinda I love both of your creations....the Chevron to create that linear space. Absolutely stunning!!

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  5. Gee these are lovely - the colours work sooo well together in the top one....& I'm 'jealous as' of your chevron die! That would be such fun! Your card is beautiful, too - the sanded edges look lovely and vintage-y:):):) A very successful creative weekend!!!!

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  6. Love your beautiful LO! Beautiful photo. Great card. I am always so impressed with your creations! I am so glad you are finding some time to craft again. Missed you!
    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  7. wow these are amazing...lovely layout and awesome card..

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  8. I love the butterfly card. It's just beautiful.

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  9. Wow! This is awesome Melinda! Love your layout... such a gorgeous pic and your card is beautiful! It's great to see your creations again. xx

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  10. Sigh. These are just divine Melinda. The photo on your layout is just amazing!!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful work! I love the yellow and the chevrons!

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  12. very inspiring! love core embossing, looks awesome!

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  13. Your work is absolutely lovely, Melinda!

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