Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Diedrach Dare: Out of my Comfort Zone

Good Wednesday morning girls! I hope you are having a terrific day! We are in the middle of the third straight week of a cold snap. Very unusual for here; I'll be happy when we return to our normal winter temps in the 60s.

Since it's Wednesday, there is a lot going on here at the blog.... first up is my post for Whimsical Wednesday: The Diedrich Dare. Madelynn brought us an inspiration challenge this week. These are the hardest challenges for me and I'm really steppin' out with the BRIGHT color scheme.  Here's what she chose:

She loves the fun, funky style of the Alex, the main gal on Wizards of Waverly Place. I can see why she does. I love how cheerful bright colors are even though I don't wear them, decorate with them or create with them very often. I chose to use the colors and the white blossoms on the plate as my inspiration.

I am not even sure what colors these papers are. I got them in a color family stack from Stampin Up and I'm pretty sure that I have every sheet still! But I do love that blue color - it might be Taken with Teal? I stamped the snowflakes in Craft White and then embossed in white as well. The pink panel is popped up on dimensionals but you can't really see the dimension in this photo.

The layout is pretty simple. I was originally going to have a sentiment, but every one I tried just didn't look right. So I finally said: "okay - no sentiment. just ribbon and gems". And now the card and I are both happy!!

Please take a moment to check out The Diedrich Dare blog --- and upload your creation using the inspiration piece as well. Then see what the rest of the DareDevils have done. Debbie isn't participating this week; she's been swamped at work. (bummer.) BUT -- we do get to welcome 2 new DareDevils to the team: Jacquie and Valerie. I'm so excited to get to design with Val again and really can't wait to get to know Jacquie well too!

Come back later* as I have a FlutterBy Wednesday post coming up too! The Cuttlebug Challenge team is on hiatus this week as we prepare for our next Big Event coming up in just a few days!

*MUCH later as I've just realized it's Wednesday and I forgot to create that card earlier today!

14 comments:

Rebecca Ednie said...

I was a bit thrown by the bright colours too so I also went very simple! I think those are tempting turquoise and pixie pink! I love those intricate snowflakes!

Kris said...

I love this Cassie!!! i just LOVE snowflakes... wonderful inspiration of the colors... it's pretty without a sentiment, i can't picture one on it!!! =D hugs, Kris

Jacqueline said...

Weren't those colors tough??!! You rocked the challenge though! These colors look great together! I love you layout and stamps! The embossing is perfect! Great work! Thanks for the warm welcome! I look forward to getting to know you and the whole team better! :D hugs!

Sandra MacLean said...

You know what Cassie? This is probably still my favorite set from SU! And I looooove the pink and blue combination with the snowflakes! You did a great job with this challenge this week Cassie! :)

Nancy said...

Great interpretation...you do well when you step outside your comfort zone!!

Lelia said...

I think the snowflakes really pop on that card stock! Great job making something out of your comfort zone!

Hugs,
Lelia

Christi said...

What a wonderfully inspired card!! This is beautiful!!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Cassie,

I love the colors you pulled out of the challenge from Madelynn very pretty!!!

Heather

the whimsical butterfly said...

So pretty Cass! I know-I'm not the best w/ brights by ANY stretch-this was a tough one for me, too! Your card is so pretty though-LOVE that set!

Darla said...

Beautiful color combo Cassie! I think you're right...I think it's Taken with Teal. I love the bling in the center of the snowflakes. We have lots of snowflakes in front of our house now... did you order this weather???

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Cassie!! I love the colors you chose and all those flowers. So cheery!
hugs,
Chris

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

how fun! I love these colors!

Randi said...

So pretty! I think it's a wonderful take on the inspiration challenge! The white embossing looks beautiful!

Kim R. said...

Great job. I love how you used the colors from the plate. The snowflakes look so pretty.