Wednesday, March 18, 2015


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Good morning! Judy Woodland here for another Mod Squad challenge. This week we are going to do something different. I am challenging you to use a magazine, gift catalog, or any other periodical you may have lying around. 

Something from a magazine has to be somewhere on your card. You can use it just as a background, as in this card where I used a seed catalog and cut out a lovely floral image. It is layered on GKD Wild Orchid, Black Onyx and White card stock, and the stamp is from Inspired By Stamping, Beautiful Iris. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

Or, you can do a little fussy cutting, as I have done here on this next card. For this one I cut out a stone brooch and some metal jewelry leaves I found in a gift catalog. It's adhered to a piece of GKD Ivory card stock and layered on GKD Sweet Mango card stock. The flourishes are by HOTP, and the sentiment is from GKD Lovely Labels stamp set. The stamped images are heat embossed with GKD gold embossing powder.

 GKD Lovely Labels 
HOTP Flourishes

Now if you want to get really creative, you can fussy cut a whole bunch of different shapes and make a collage or scene, as I have done with this last card. For this one I used my Brusho Crystal Colors and a white gel pen to make the starry background, and found several shapes and images for the scene. The greeting is from GKD Fanciful Tags stamp set.

GKD Fanciful Tags
Brushos  Crystal Colors
White gel pen

So have some fun with it, you may never look at a magazine in the same way again!! And just a tip - if you glue your magazine image to a piece of card stock before you fussy cut you will have something that's a little more substantial to work with. 

There are no bonus entries this week (no sponsor) Remember you can use any vendors image to qualify for the prize.

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-Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date
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  1. Oh what a unique challenge striking cards. Love your colorful flower with all the swirls.

  2. what a great challenge! I save magazines for this purpose but never get around to it! Maybe I will this time!

  3. Great challenge and beautiful cards. I can't wait to see if my idea works ...LOL

  4. Yikes, Judy, what lovely cards! All of them.
    Hey, I even like your easel, how cute is that?
    Sheesh, did I just give most of my old magazines to donate? Yep!
    Grrrr, Typical. haha
    Well, let's have a look at the new one that just came in....! ha.
    Fun challenge, and absolutely gorgeous three card projects!!!!

  5. What a FUN and unique Challenge, leave it to you to think it up! Love all of your cards, but that 2nd OMGeeeee! Gorgeous!

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  7. Judy, your cards are awesome. I've never seen cards quite like that...very unique! And what a truly unique challenge. I have to admit, when I first saw 'magazine challenge', I went...huh? But, wowza, what you created with those magazines just blows my mind a wee little bit! Stunning work!

  8. Judy this is a very creative challenge... Love it! Your cards are stunning!!!

  9. Great challenge...so creative. Love your cards.

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