Well, I'm having a really good start to the week. Managed to miss two deadlines yesterday because I wasn't concentrating and now I've been convinced all day that it's been Wednesday. I need my brain back! Mind you, the reason is probably lack of sleep as I've not had much shut-eye over the past few days.
Anyway, tonight's post is for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge, which is 'Don't be square' - no square cards allowed! Oooooerrrr! That's a tricky one for me!
As it happens, this card came about purely by accident (see below) and became my entry:
Papers: October Afternoon, various
Tools: EK Success border punch
This card went through quite a few incarnations before ending up as it is now. Originally, it wasn't for this challenge: it was, in fact, a square card to begin with - same design but square. Then I decided I didn't like all the 'spare' area around the top of the beach hut, so I trimmed off the corners to give the card a 'gable' shape. That didn't work either, so I eventually ended up cutting the top to follow the contours of the beach hut and, voila (can't find the accented 'a' on my keyboard), it just worked. So I abandoned my original challenge and decided that this was now definitely not a square card and, therefore, was appropriate for the Cupcake challenge. Ha!
There is method in my design: the card is actually heavily 3-dimensional but I forgot to take pictures from the side to show you this, and now the light has gone. The different papers are supposed to be representative of the sea, sand, and flowery promenade, with dark blue (not black, which is how it looks) railings. The beach hut has a separate fascia and a real door cut into the front, just for a little dimension.
So by happy accident, I now have a card to enter early in a current challenge - yaaaaay!