Hello again! If you live in one of the affected countries, did you remember to change your clocks last night. In the UK we change them at 2am on the last Sunday in October - which technically, when this post appears, is actually still two hours away. For us it's 'Fall back' by an hour.
Anyhow, here's my snippets card for this challenge - and please don't be misled into thinking it points to the prize, as it doesn't:
- DL white card
- snippets of black,grey, white, and three greens
- used a NBUS set of dies from Simon Says Stamp called 'Geometric - Squares' to die cut two 'triple nested squares with a diagonal slice across them which makes them into two triangles per die cut' from each of the colours plus an additional two die cuts from the olive green and the grey (I know, it threw me as well! But the middle colours on the triangles are double in number to the inner and outer shapes). Lost? Don't worry, this is more to remind me in future!
- then die cut eight plain squares using the same set of dies and white card, covered on one side with 'Stick-it adhesive sheet
- ready to roll!
- taking one triangle at a time I added the coloured die cut pieces - working inward in dark to light on four triangles and light to dark on the other four triangles. First set with green and the other set with black, grey and white
- now I had eight triangles to play with
- but first of all I stamped the sentiment using a Woodware 'Double Birthdays' stamp and a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' inkpad - plus the Misti of course
- then drew a pencil line down the centre of the card as a guide to keeping the die cuts straight and positioned them using a glue pen
To my horror' the squares still ran off to one side but I needed to get the card finished for Len to post - just hope his great nephew Ben is more interested in the contents than measuring my 'blooper'!
I've hunted around some of your blogs as I'm sure one of you lovely Playmates 'enabled' me to rush off and buy this set of dies in the first place ☺
It was fun trying out a new set of dies (so useful for male cards) and the possibilities are endless - with more time to play. I didn't even have the time to straighten the panel - just by trimming right round it and then adding it onto a fresh card blank. Loads of different dies to mix and match when time isn't running against you. If you stare at the card, it gives the optical illusion that some green patterned paper has been folded over the monochrome ones - purely because of the white portion of a couple of the squares blending in with the white card front - certainly not an expected result but quite quirky.
So, here's the prize for this challenge:
Darnell - thanks so much Darnell for this and all the other lovely prizes you included for us.
I do still have some 'duplicates' of prizes and will be using those to show samples at intervals in the future. But, as they are used up, I'll be switching and my snippets card at the start of a new challenge most likely won't reflect the prize. Prizes will still be new and still every bit as good - but I really have so much of my own unused stuff here that I can't keep on buying duplicates of prizes just to show how they can be used. Running out of storage space here!
As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks
and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 13th November.
The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same
It's a maximum of ONE entry, please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize. Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.