Into shape

So I am back again with another challenge product between BożenA and I. Yes, we only revealed one last week, but we both had our new project finished, so why wait? This time our challenge theme was “Shapes” You could choose any shape and it had to be depicted on at least 2 levels of the card. I opted to go with a hexagon.

I have used my shape on all levels of the card (card itself, focal image and embellishments) and decided this was the perfect time to attempt my first easel card. I have admired them on other blogs, but had never done one myself. So I designed the base with two merged hexagons that measured 5.5 inches across in Silhouette Studio and cut the shape out  with my machine. I cut another hexagon in the same size from white cardstock for my topper. I added a 1/4 inch internal offset to the topper hexagon and cut the smaller one out of the purple patterned paper that was in my stash. I created the hexagon embellishment with Spellbinders dies and assembled it.

My focal image is from The Paper Shelter, is called “Autumn is Coming” and I printed it out onto Canson C’ a Grain Drawing paper. I opted to change the scene from a fall scene to a magical one and colored the leaves in pastel colors. The girl’s face and hair and the leaves are done in Prismacolor colored pencils and her clothes are done in gel pens. Once she was colored, I cut her out with a stitched hexagon die and added her to another hexagon cut out of craft foam with the same die. I then glued all the elements to the topper, arranging the little hexagons in line with the embellishment. I added some Wink of Stella to the little hexagons.

I completed the card with a sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink and a hexagon stopper cut out of silver metallic cardstock and popped up with craft foam.
We are not usually so fast with our challenges, but this one just seemed to flow for both of us and so here we are. Please remember to pop over to BożenA’s blog too and see her interpretation of the “Shapes” challenge. Leave her a comment while you are there.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
The Paper Shelter’s Autumn is Coming digi

Canson C’ a Grain Drawing Pad
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
White, pastel yellow, pastel blue, lavender and silver metallic cardstock from my stash

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Red Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
Silver Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
Gold Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen
Pink Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pen
Purple Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Pen
Brown Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
Wink of Stella pen
Pentel Milky Pop white pen

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Powder Tool

Craft Foam Sheets

Kaisercraft Scrap Yard stampset

Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Trio Die set
Stitched hexagon dies from my stash
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

Entered into the A bit more time to Craft Anything Goes Challenge #114
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Entered into the Colour Crazy Anything Goes Colouring Challenge Week 15
Entered into the Jan’s Digi Stamps Anything Goes April Challenge
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Entered into the Happy Little Stamps Anything Goes with Dies April Challenge
Entered into the Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper April Challenge
Entered into the Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge April 17 –  30 (just for fun)

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8 thoughts on “Into shape”

  1. Hello Monica,
    so this time we have completely different shapes, but strangely enough, I took out the hexagon dies from my drawer, but as I rummaged in the drawer new ideas emerged. The hexagons were the first … 🙂 but I didn't use them. Monica, I love how you cleverly used all the hexagons. The shape of the card, even the easel card support has hexagons shape… Even your stained glass window consists of many hexagons, it's simply brilliant! The girl is so cute and as always, your coloring is stunning, especially the face, it looks like the picture.But not that nothing connects our cards … there are circles in your background, and there were hexagon-shaped dies on my desk 🙂
    Monica, I have the impression that I did not fully understand the principle of this challenge. Were our various shapes supposed to repeat in many layers? Because I thought that they were only to be repeated in several sizes?
    It was a topic that was sitting inside me when you said what the topic of our challenge was and the card was instant. It was a real pleasure of creation, without inventing and getting tired 🙂 Thank you very much for these moments of pleasure and the opportunity to have fun together.

  2. Monica, Such a lovely CAS and pleasant creation. Beautiful coloring! Very ingenious how you used all the hexagons. Thank you for sharing your Easel card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Stay safe, Stay in and Stay Healthy! HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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