Friday, August 31, 2012

Focus


"Our thoughts create our reality - where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go."
~Peter McWilliams

I thought to myself that it would be a super fun goal to make two distinct cards using items from the Artful Delight August Card Kit for one card challenge (Artful Delight just announced their September kits, you can check them out here!).


The above card features fun patterned paper, as well as a bright orange card base, chipboard plaque and sentiment sticker. All from different companies, but in my personal opinion, all work so well together. Debbie and LeeAnne really do a fantastic job with the variety and cohesion of each Artful Delight Kit. I think that the your eye is drawn immediately to the bold sentiment, and the fact that it is a single word makes it even stand out more. (Again, my personal opinion.)


This next card features all the same product, just in a different manner. Big difference! I think that the focal point here is the red heart and then the sticker sentiment too. Ahh, I'm loving the white space, er, blue space!

 Here's to hoping that you have a great weekend!

34 comments:

  1. I love the contrast of the two cards...one with the fun polka dots and the second with the clean background...both stunning Karen!

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  2. I agree with Lynn. Both cards are stunning, but I think the 2nd is my favorite.

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  3. Fantastic, casual cards. Love that glorious blue space on the second card.

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  4. That polka dot paper is amazing! Both of these cards are great Karen.

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  5. Love em, love the polka dots!

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  6. One kit, one challenge, two very different cards! I love the bold sentiment and fun movement with that DP on the first and the second is sooooo sweet!
    Hugs!
    x

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  7. wow great cards...I love all those polka dots and the simplicity of the second one...that little frame around the sentiment is awesome...

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  8. These are both great cards, but that first one stopped me in my tracks! Awesome, indeed!

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  9. Beautiful cards, Karen - love them both! :)

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  10. I don't know why but the 1st one reminds me of the Matrix!~LOL!! Love the pretty little frame around your heart on the 2nd!

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  11. I'm loving this blue space too. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. 2 thumbs up!!! Love the great CAS feel to both of them.

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  13. Absolutely FAB, Karen! I love how you play with the images and patterns! Love your focus :)

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  14. I love both~fantastic focal points Karen!

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  15. Such vivid focal points! Wonderful display of the kit's possibilities.

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  16. This is the 2nd time you've enabled me to buy some goodies! I've signed up for the card kit, it's too good!

    Both of your cards pack a statement! You're right, on the first one, the sentiment does stand out, even against the busy PP. And I think "they" should call white space quiet space because it's calming :)

    Lovely cards, thanks for the thumbs up on good companies :)

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  17. Karen, you're just so good at this...all that space scares me! Perfect!!

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  18. absolutely love the modern look of your first card. striking colors, too. fabulous work as always, Karen! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

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  19. WOW :)
    love them both but my fav is the first one with the polka dot paper!

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  20. I really like the contrast between the two cards! Simple with a punch.

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  21. Your cards are awesome! Love the PP on the first one and the heart on the 2nd one is so sweet.

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  22. CAS Perfection!!! Both are CAS-ly STUNNING... you have the touch to create beautiful CAS card Karen... I adore your style as always... hugs...xoxo

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  23. simply beautiful I love them both for their timelessness
    TFS~

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  24. the first card is so full of energy...very neat! I love the color on the 2nd card...the design is so pretty too :)

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  25. Terrific cards that we can easily emulate!!!

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  26. Fantastic cards, Karen. I love how your eye is drawn right to the sentiment on each, and those colorful dots on the first are so fun!

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  27. These are both awesome. I love when you rock the coloured card bases!

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  28. Eek! I love both of these! The graphic, ultra-CAS look is so cool and chic. I'm loving all the "white" space, too.

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  29. Love the graphic feel of these!

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  30. Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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