Monday, August 30, 2010

The Final Round

I was picked as one of the 10 finalists in the CAS fall DT search!  Yea!  I was quite shocked and became giddy with excitement when I found out.

The last few days my head has been filled with ideas of twos.  Our card for the final round has to have a 'couple' of something on it.  It wouldn't be hard to make a card with two brads, or pearls, or images, but when you have to make one with two of something, it becomes exponentially harder.  You all know how that is!

I had several ideas, but only made two (a couple - heehee!) of cards.  I knew I would never be able to make a decision if I had more than two to choose from.  They are both very different, and I hope I picked the right one to submit.  You never know what the judges will be WOWed by.

Here is the first one I made.

I wanted to do everything in two's, so I have 2 pumpkins, 2 fibers in a double bow, 2 mini rhinestones, and a sentiment with 2 words.

I like it.  Kind of.  I think the bow looks out of place and competes with the pumpkins.  It didn't WOW me, so I made another completely different card.

There are two 'couples' on this one.  Two bulbs, and a two word sentiment, but I think it has a lot more WOW factor.  At least I hope it does, because this is the one I submitted.  The bulbs are sponged around their perimeters to make them glow, and are accented with glossy accents.  I hand drew the cord.  I'm hopeful they will be judging on creativity, because this is about as simple as it gets!

Supplies used for pumpkin card:
Stamps - autumn harvest, teeny tiny wishes
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - Memento black
Accessories - Copics, taffeta ribbon, hemp twine, bow easy (my knock-off), mini rhinestones, SAMJ

Supplies used for bulb card:
Stamps - jolly bingo bits, Christmas greetings
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - real red, garden green
Accessories - artichoke marker, glossy accents, daubers, SAMJ

I feel just like I did in high school when I was trying out for something...nerves, adrenaline, self-doubt, excitement, hope. ACK! The anticipation is killing me!  My stomach will be in knots until Thursday night when we all find out!  This is going to be a looooooong week!

So tell me. Did I submit the right card?  What do you think?



jimlynn said...

Good luck!!! I LOVE that second card with the bulbs....they really do look like they're glowing! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Jessica Wekenman said...

I loved the first card, but I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the second! I think you made the right decision! I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

Jess said...

LOVE the second card - it's fantastic! I thought at first that the bulbs were attached to the card somehow and I was thinking WITH WHAT? But when I read your post I realised they were ON the page. LOVE this!

Sue W said...

Good Luck!!! I really like both of these cards - perfect CAS!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Of course you are in the top ten K. Hi. I love your cards. Beautiful. Just love those pumpkins.

Anonymous said...

Your second card is FABULOUS!!! What great details - the glow from the glossy lights and the hand drawn cord (with the appropriate plug ends)! Love it!!! Good luck!
Sharon D. from Canada