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Friday, August 20, 2010

Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger - An Exercise in Exotic

Cath posted on the Moxie Fab World this picture as her Tuesday Trigger - An Exercise in Exotic.


Immediately I was inspired by the colors and the textures and even the blocking.  So here is my take on the card.


I shared my card with my kids and asked them what they thought. There were general thumbs down across the board.  This included the 5-9 population, 10-13 population and the 13 to 15 population. LOL!  They did say it looked like the inspiration photo after I shared it with them.  The other issue they had, was it was too simple. (They know their mom's detail filled style) So I added the sparklies to represent the handles on the doors. :)

I will say that making the pieces was just a pleasure. I was embossing, creating faux metal, and distressing and using lots of fun colors! I even have some other pieces that didn't make it onto the card which inspired new ideas and techniques. 

I hope your Friday is going to be fabulous, leading into a great weekend. 

Suzz

28 comments:

  1. Wow! Absolutely AMAZING take on the challenge!

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  2. I think this is gorgeous Suzz. love your choice of colours, very reminiscent of the richness of India.

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  3. What do they know?? :))) I love it - beautiful rich colors, and your sentiment is perfect!

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  4. Don't you love the honesty of children? I actually gasped when I saw your take. I think you nailed it. Great work!

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  5. Those children do not know what they are talking about! I love it! So unique and you can see that it's a labour of love! SO pretty!

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  6. This is a perfect take on the challenge love the exotic colours, don't listen to your children!!

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  7. I think you nailed the challenge and what a great way to use up some fabulous DSP scraps!

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  8. You go tell your kids that I think it's absolutely gorgeous! LOVE all these fab colors and amazing texture! It turned out just beautifully, Suzz!

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  9. Beautiful card! A great take on the inspiration pic!

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  10. My hubby is craft illiterate and my daughter's tast is so different from mine she tells me NOT to ask her opinion on my art. LOL You are brave. :) It is different for you but it's still beautiful. Love the embossing and sparklies.

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  11. Super pretty! Such an amazing collage!

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  12. Beautiful collage!! You certainly have captured the inspiration from the target! Love the rich texture and colors!

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  13. Another wowzers, Sue! A total master piece, love it!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

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  14. wow! this is gorgeous, Sue!! LOVE all the colors and textures! super take on the trigger!

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  15. Wowwiee!! I am savoring the rich beautiful colors and textures on this card... Absolutely Gorgeous!

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  16. Ooh! Just been transported to India - lovely pieces.

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  17. Yikes too simple - not at all! Your card is wonderful Sue! Such a brilliant take on the challenge! I love your mix of colours, patterns and texture! The embellishments that represent the handles are gorgeous too!

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  18. Totoally amazing! Great take on the challenge. Love all the texture!

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  19. Wow! I think you might have had too much fun creating this one LOVING how great it goes along with that trigger.

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  20. WOW, what a fantastic take on the challenge this is! I'd say your beautiful card came first, LOL! It's a real beauty! Have a great Sunday, ~Ira

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  21. Hey Suzanne! What a beautiful approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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  22. Congrats on your Moxie Fab shout out, funny that the kids gave it a thumbs down, but you won in the end!

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  23. Wow! What a great card. That sentiment was tailor-made for it. Congrats on being a Trigger Target!

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  24. This card is FABULOUS!! Don't let the thumbs down from the kids get to you - mine do it to me all the time! Once when I made a big framed piece that I was particularly proud of I showed it to my 13 year old and he said, "I like the frame" - the frame was the one thing that I hadn't touched! hee hee - good thing we have a big community of crafters that appreciate art when we see it - Your card is art!

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  25. I think your card is full of things to look at - not plain at all. I love that you can get honest feedback from the kids - that's the best kind. they don't have to love everything you do and they seem to be aware of what your "usual" style is. Gotta love it.

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  26. Congrats on your Trigger Target. This is a very beautiful card. Well deserved.

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