Friday, August 6, 2010

Paper Dolls Challenge #13

So I am a day late on this challenge, but wanted to do it anyway! Leish challenged us to use some kind of fabric or material that we could find around our house as inspiration for a card. Well, I looked and looked in my closet, but no such luck. Then I thought about my bathroom towels. I fell in love with the color combo in this towel one day when we had just started to build our house. I immediately knew I wanted to paint the 2nd bathroom that rich blue color. After 2 years, we are still getting comments on it! I decided the stripes would be perfect for a guys - or should I say 'Dudes' - card.

I used a scissors to rough up the edges of the Vintage Cream layers to mimic the fluffy towel look.

Hope you are having a great Friday! My friend Katie will be here soon and we are going to do some more crafting...can't wait! Thanks for stopping by!
~Anika

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Distressed Stripes, Signature Greetings
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, Peeled Paint & Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks
Other: Rustic Cream Button Twine

15 comments:

If Love Was Water, I'd Give You The Sea said...

It's crazy how well that matches!! Have fun with Katie! Miss you!

Amy said...

Wow.....this matches soo good! Stripe for stripe!! I loved this challenge too!!

Ann said...

Brilliant Anika! Love this clever idea and so will the Dude!

Rhonda said...

Wow! What a great match! Have fun with Katie.

Sue Ann said...

Girl, YOU ROCK!!!

Dana said...

SO clever to use your towel as inspiration Anika! Your card looks exactly like it! Love the twine...

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really an awesome "dude" card, love those stripes!

Jen Carter said...

This is a great "dudes" card!! Love your stripes!

Jennifer K said...

Fab "guy" card. I can't believe how much your card looks like your towel. Great job! :)

Belinda said...

OMGoodness, love the fun use of the stripes -- totally looks like your towel!

Lee Anne said...

WOW!! This looks just like your towels! Awesome! I've considered getting the Distressed Stripes set...hmmmmm!

Lisa V. said...

You matched the card perfectly. I love this.

Jill said...

I love this picture! The card too, of course--it's perfect for the challenge, and an excellent Dude card as well. But that picture! It perfectly illustrates that crafters can get inspiration from anywhere!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Hehe, this is awesome! You should totally buy another towel the same and give as a gift with the card as a matching set!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Such fun towels...what a great source of material inspiration! I love the card too...great 'guy' card!