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Sunday, August 18, 2013

TLC443 Freestyle Design




Hello everyone..it's my turn to host the Technique Lover's challenge on Splitcoast and my challenge is something completely different for some of you. We are going to do a little Freestyle Design.

So, you ask...what is Freestyle design. Well, it's exactly what the name implies...a free and spirited approach to designing a card. We are going to let our creative minds fly today!!
Freestyle Design is a process of adding elements, layers, stamped images, die cuts...anything that strikes your fancy to create your masterpiece!!

Here are the deets:

1. First of all, there are no rules!!!! 
2. You can use stickers, stamps, buttons, chipboard, feathers, fabric scraps, flowers..what ever you have sitting on your work desk, in your embellie box, on the floor, or in the trash!! 
3. It's usually asymmetrical or off set 
4. Gather your elements and layer them into a cluster. 
5. Play around with the design before you adhere them...that way you can get the look you want .
6. If you want a flat design to mail...use flat, small elements like sequins, ribbons, flat flowers, burlap, felt, chipboard, corrugated cardboard, etc. 
7. If you want a CAS design, use fewer elements 
8. Have fun!!! 

My card features paper flowers, chipboard button, chipboard flag, large brad, all from Karen Foster. I also used a corrogated cardboard frame, twine, and fabric. The stamp is from Flourishes. 

Thanks for visiting to night...I hope you have a chance to do a little Freestyle Design!! Have a great day !!!!!



8 comments:

Doreen said...

Gorgeous! I love the design .xxx

Tammy said...

Wow, fantastic card! Love all the eye candy you used, wonderful blend!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!! :)

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is amazing looking.

Kimberly S said...

Fabulous card Joan! Love your embellishment 'cluster'! :) hugs, Kimberly

Wanda Cullen said...

Totally LOVE your design! This was such a fun challenge!

nmnastali said...

Love love love your card!!!! What a fun idea for a SC chall --- I have to say that usually my cards are just made free flowing w/ a color theme in mind --- but, I prefer when I find a sketch to make it easier !!
:)) :))
Hope you have a great week!!
(& yes, I've been migraine free-- thank you!!) -- :)) :))

*Vicki* said...

Wow Joan! This is so brilliant!! You've done such an amazing job placing all of the elements together on your design!! Wish I was better at this style! TFS! HUGS :)