Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Macabre Monday (on Wednesday) Pleasure and Pain Challenge



Had one rough week and major lacking of mojo for my DT card for Macabre Monday. The cool challenge is Pleasure and Pain. Use something you love (stamp, embellie, color, etc.) and something you hate. First were the decisions and I finally came up with wet and dry embossing. Honestly, I already stink at rubber stamping, but to add embossing powder and a heat gun...DISASTER! But you know I love me some Cuttlebug! Then find an image and folder that made sense. Lots of failed attempts here but finally Mr. Stripes by Torrente/Penney for Stampotique (another LOVE as long as I don't have to heat emboss) and the Cuttlebug Spider Web embossing folder. As I continued I realized there were all sorts of Love/Hates on this card. Love: Dry embossing, Stampotique stamps, purple and orange, multiple mat layers, border punches, Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, adhesive beads, the Internet
Hate: Heat embossing, rubber stamping, border punches (I cannot tell you how many times I had to redo these three elements), less than creative layouts, spiders, lack of mojo when you really want to do a good job, THE INTERNET (how many hours do YOU waste in a day?) So pop by Haunted Design House and see the fab offerings of Pleasure and Pain by the rest of the Minions (and already a number of fab entries in the challenge.) Play along! There's plenty of room for interpretation on this one!

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE this card. I think it is so bloomin wonderful x

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  2. Love it Donna. You could never ever tell that you struggle with the edge punch. Love the colors. You used my most hated creepy crawly thing ever....SPIDER! I struggle with heat embossing so bad, the powder always gets everywhere on my project URGH! This looks like a fun one to play along with. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. I love this card- and you couldn't tell that anything was a struggle- it looks great! Love the idea/sentiment!

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  4. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, It works very good, creative and amazing,,

    Uhooi.blogspot.com

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  5. Well I just can't believe anything would be a struggle for you... you are one amazing talented creative lady (don't let all that go to your head lol) AWESOME card
    hugs

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  6. This is FAB Donna, and you really can't tell that you struggled with any of it. But your post did make me snigger, it's always a relief to know that other people have problems with the same things I do)

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  7. Donna,
    I have been MIA and you have been rocking along with so many cards I missed! Okay this card is just FABULOUS! I can totally relate with ALL the love hate.. mainly I hate! The colors, the embossing and that sentiment! You ALWAYS put a smile on my face..ALWAYS with your posts! I took a looka round and of course I love all the others too!

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  8. Super cute! Great use of the spider web folder. Love the sentiment!

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Thanks for making my day!