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Sunday, August 30, 2015

adventure of confluence

I don't enjoy making decisions.  I don't like deciding on favorites, which we've discussed before, but really I just don't like making decisions.  When I'm faced with many options, I always like several, and I'm often tempted to choose more than necessary.  At a dessert table, for example, I'm likely to want a taste of each!  It seems easier to decide on a card if my options are limited - I think that's why I enjoy combining challenges - use this layout, and these colors, and this theme, and try to work in a specific shape or technique.  I would have passed right by the Tic-tac-toe challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week, but a confluence of events convinced me to play, and I chose the center column:
stamp sets - Vintage Leaves, Gorgeous Grunge, A Dozen Thoughts; ink - Sahara Sand, Hello Honey, Early Espresso; card stock - Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe;  Big Shot with Leaflet framelits and Woodgrain embossing folder; button & thread
When three of the challenge sites I follow posted tic-tac-toe challenges this week, it occurred to me that it could be a conspiracy.  Meanwhile, I saw a man who is a friend of my husband and who is undergoing chemo treatments.  I thought of him again when I was filing a Get Well card I had made and noticed that all of the Get Well cards in my box are flowery.  Also while putting things away, I noticed that leftover single threaded button, which reminded me of the current Watercooler sketch. Masculine and button played right into that tic-tac-toe board, all I needed was a die cut.  If I simplified the greeting it could be used as a Get Well card if needed, but would work for any other friendly hello, as well as qualifying at Pile It OnTuesday Throwdown, and Simply Papercraft!  So, not a conspiracy, but a helpful confluence of events.


9 comments:

Heidi Weaver said...

Kathe, this is simply gorgeous. The colours just pop. I love the way you've interpreted the sketch as well. I still haven't used the vintage leaves set but cards like yours make me start thinking of all sorts of possibilities. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Challenge. Don't forget, as of this coming week, we're changing over to a weekly challenge.

Bev said...

What a lovely masculine card to add to the challenge.

Buffy said...

Love it, Kathe! The feathers are perfect!!

Buffy said...

Ok - DUH! They're not feathers, they're leaves. I'm missing the feathers and die-cuts. But the leaves are gorgeous. (In my defense, I had a long day with family...)

Tina Riddle said...

What an awesome Masculine get well card! I'm sure he will love it! Thanks so much for playing along with SIP for our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! :)

Tina said...

such an amazing card thanks for sharing at pile it on

Penny Hanuszak said...

I love how your card came together Kath, as well as the finished card. Good, strong masculine get well card. The leaves are beautiful and add so much to the card. I'm a procrastinator so sometimes those decisions about what to do next are really hard for me too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, card and the link to the Tic Tac Toe challenge as well.

Jackie said...

Kathe what a wonderful card. It is crisp and masculine, yet lovely. I really like the way you've featured those leaves.

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Hope to see you again soon!!
Have a GREAT day!