Friday, February 11, 2011

Beat The Blues Crop at CardSwaps on the CardMaker site

Beat the blues crop is in full swing over at the CardSwap forum on the CardMakers site. Wednesday was the first day of the crop and it will go till this Saturday with challenges and games being posted daily. There are prizes for each challenge, games and a grand prize. You can find further details of the prizes and instructions for participating in the crop HERE. If you looking for some inspiration, friends to share your passion for card making with or just plain fun...check out the crop!

I am hosting one of the challenges today at the crop. Mine is called "Second Hand News." The challenge is to make a card using other printed papers that were originally meant for another purpose in place of designer or printed papers meant for scrapbooking or card making. Some suggestions would be a newspaper. map. sheet music, page from a book, napkin.....there are all kinds of ideas. I chose to use a local paper that I picked up in Chinatown in Chicago. I was inspired by the Chinese characters printed on the newspaper. Above is what I started with and below is the card I made using the newspaper.
I thought at first that I would stamp the panda on plain cardstock but decided to try stamping directly on the newspaper. I really like the end result. I though it almost looks like the panda had been printed on the newspaper by the printers.

I hope you like my challenge and will consider trying it yourself. Hope to see you over at the crop. Challenges end Saturday but you have till 11:59 pm CST on February 15 to complete any or all challenges and post them to be considered for the prize drawings.

Thanks for stopping by!


Becky said...

What a fabulous challenge and fabulous card!

GeminiJen said...

That card is beyond FABULOUS Susan. :)

Janice W. said...

Oh Susan! This is AMAZING!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!