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Old 08-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default TLC443 ~ Freestyle Design ~ (8/19/13)

Hello everyone..it's my turn to host this weeks Technique Lover's Challenge 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!!


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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!!!


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Old 08-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Here's mine:
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Well Joan, your card is just gorgeous! I know I'll have trouble pulling this one off but from studying yours I've already learned to go for a couple of colours to work together. Housework day today, but I'll try to find some time somewhere to play along later.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:00 AM   #4
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Joan, at first I thought my CAS card for today might combine with your challenge, but after reading your description carefully I can see there is a difference between "free hand" and "free style".
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IDK if this is "freestyle design" or not.

It's a large cluster...what do y'all think?

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If not, I'll give it another swirl!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:23 AM   #6
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TLC443 Freestyle with Scraps
I had fun pulling out a box of scraps that sits on my desk. And this was serendipitous - only last night I die-cut those two felt flowers from the felt bads left over from the Polished Stone DTGD challenge.

But I can't neglect the housework any longer as DH has company tonight, so I'll be along later to see what everybody else came up with.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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Joan this was really fun..I like doing collages and this was very much like doing one of those...I love the "pick up what you have on hand" aspect of this..I kind of do that anyway

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:37 AM   #8
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Joan- awesome challenge- just up my alley! I got out a bit of this and that, see details in my gallery. Here's I Don't Do Moosework!
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Great and FUN challenge, Joan. Came back with a "free style"(not a freehand) card. Thanks.

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Thanks Joan for a fun challenge! Here´s mine;

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Ok, maybe I didn't read through the technique enough, or maybe my freestyle is so CAS (Just a sentiment) because the background was so complicated. How I interpreted the challenge was to freestyle the cutting of my cathedral window.
Here is my card:
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This was great fun and a super way to use up those scraps I can't bear to throw away but are overtaking my crafting area. Here's mine: TLC443---Dream of Italy by parknslide - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Fun, fun, fun! Here's my freestyle grunge CARD.
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Thanks for a great challenge, Joan! This really pushed my outside of my comfort zone:
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The ornament is my free style.

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Thank you Joan for a great challenge this week. I was so happy to be able to enter my card and play along.

How about a little suitcase loaded with reading adventure using one of the new stamps from the Sweet n Sassy Bookmark Bits and Pieces August Release Set.

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Really fun Joan. Great way to use some scraps too

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Thanks for a fun challenge this week, Joan, here is my card -

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Free style is something I should do more of. It was fun to not have any rules. I could of put more things on my card, but I didn,t.
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Here's mine - CC440 Inchie sampler by lisabarton - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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I loved this challenge so much that I made two cards...with plans of making even more! Here's one: Friends and here's the other: Thankful For You
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