Friday, August 3, 2012

The ItsyBitsy TriColor Challenge

Crafters! It's the month of August and this year we have more than one reason to be patriotic. Of course it is the month of our nation's independence and what better way to celebrate and sanctify the occasion that to spend the month crafting with the tricolor. Second the summer Olympics are taking place as we craft. Let's cheer our boys and girls out there in London by creating unique and original tricolored craft projects.



So to kick things off, I created a card with the tricolor pallette. My sister-in-law is joining a new company on Monday so I wanted to give her something special while at the same time, not too serious. I was on YouTube heavily through the month and came across the slider card using a plastic bag. So that's what I made. The link to the video I referred to is here.

My card tells a bit of a story. We've got a sole sheep grazing in a bed of craft grass and the sentiment reads 'So you're off to Greener Pastures. Then as you pull the slider out, it says, 'Good Luck' and 'U'll Rock'.



To add personality to the card I had laced the top and bottom with some satin ribbon and added a couple of sunflowers for some panache. For the inner slider I used Itsy Bitsy distressed alpha stamps and embossed the surface with one of their new embossing folders. The grass was created using the craft grass available at the ItsyBitsy store and I just loved the little sheep embellishment again from ItsyBitsy's 3D sticker range. Quite sorry to let that go actually. To give you an idea of the sliding action, I made a video.

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Back to the challenge, here are the rules:

  1. You can make anything you like with the Tri-Color (Saffron, White and Green) being the dominating color scheme. All 3 colors should be introduced.
  2. The contest closes at midnight on 31st August 2012.
  3. In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the bottom of your page, add your image and link to your blog.
  4. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries. 
  5. Participants can withdraw entries at any time before the contest closes by deleting their submission.
  6. Backlinking to old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 2nd August 2012.
  7. In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The ItsyBitsy TriColor Challenge.
  8. 2 winners will be selected and will receive a voucher of Rs. 1000 each, redeemable at www.itsybitsy.in
In keeping with the spirit of the challenge, we would be thrilled if you incorporated only Indian-made products into your creations as far as possible. Be sure to include the details in your blog post. All the best and Vande Mataram!

43 comments:

  1. Sunehra awesome theme and especially loved the clause of using Indian Made. Somehow I have always tried to use local stuff and dont like buying online though I do have lots of "angresi" stuff which have been gifted by crafty blogger friends! Only recently was tempted by some MS punches ,glossy accents etc which are not available locally! Had actually suggested to the Itsy Bitsy shop manager to stock MS punches--then at least our Indian shop benefits!!

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    1. Thanks Sonia - glad you like the theme. We really do want to support Indian made products and hopefully this challenge will draw more attention to the quality range of merchandize created and developed by local artisans.

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  2. This card is very pretty :)Good to hear that u have mentioned use of Indian products :)and thanks for sending me d Badge :)

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    1. Thanks Taranjot and you deserved the badge for the Fathers Day Challenge. Congrats once again.

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  3. Lovely card Sunhera...loved the slider action and the way you have used all the grass and the sheep to convey such a fab message!!..This time's challenge is pretty interesting as you have also given a clause to use Indian products!!will try to enter for sure :)

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    1. Hussena - thanks a lot, glad you liked my little card.

      The challenge is essentially 'triColor' We are not insisting that you use only Indian made products but we will be happy if you do. All the best - a master craftswoman like you should definitely put in a submission.

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  4. Unique challenge first of all and a lovely creation by you, I am in love with those sunflowers from Itsy Bitsy, have been eyeing them for long, will probably buy in my next visit ! The sheep looks so cute, have used the same one in one of the kiddo projects ! The sentiment reads great !
    Thinking caps are on :)

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    1. Thanks Shubhra - I'm sure you'll come up with something outstanding. All the best!

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  5. awesome card..... Love ur theme

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    1. Thanks Bhawana, looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  6. wow what a thought.its really unique challenge. like the idea of using indian products.
    Your inspiration card is absolutely stunning.like each details

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    1. Thanks Asmita - glad you liked it! May the spirit of patriotism guide our creativity this month.

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  7. This is simply awesome. I liked the way you have put things together.

    Great work !!!

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    1. Hi Arushi - have to admit, it took me a few days to get it right. Hope you're entering something into this challenge. Best of Luck!

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  8. Hi Sunehra, I haven't received a mail regarding the last challenge, awaiting your reply.

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    1. Shubhra - So sorry about that. Will check and get back to you - thanks

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  9. Wow Sunehra! Loved ur card.. And truly support your idea Indian Made.. I am IN for the challenge.. And here's wishing all of you an advance Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!

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    1. Jai Hind to you too Kunda! We're really kicked with the response this challenge has created! Looking forward to seeing your work

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  10. lovely theme .. will try to think of something :)

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    1. Mallika - I am really keen to see your interpretation of this theme. Get cracking and crafting quick!

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  11. nice idea and a lovely card sunehra. i love to participate.

    http://adhiraacreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Great to hear that Shylashree, heading to your blog right now to see your work.

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  12. lovely card...
    i'm new to blogging and m definitely gonna take part in this contest..

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    1. I posted mine on the Independence Day itself...:)
      http://kundanaiks-art.blogspot.in/2012/08/happy-independence-day.html

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    2. Hi Rashmita - welcome to the wonderful world of craft blogging. You will find that no one appreciates your work more than your fellow crafters! Thanks for the support and looking forward to seeing your submission!

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    3. Kunda! I saw your submission and commented on it too! Super duper!

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    4. Dear simply loved ur inspiring comment which is very much needed:)

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  13. Just entered my card... First time in your blog :)
    And the card you made is a lovely one!
    Cheers,
    Sindhu.

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    1. Sindhu! I saw your submission. And I really loved it! The embossing looks stupendous! Hope you don't mind if I showcase it on our Facebook page. Cheers!

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    1. Great excellent Kunda! You've been busy!!

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  15. Sunehra thanks for allowing us to post more

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  16. wow...such a creative challange. will post my entry soon:-)

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    1. Wow - that was quick work - Excellent! Thanks for submitting

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  17. hi sunehra.... i have posted my link but it'scoming up with a cross on your blog. didn't get it. pls explain.

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    1. Shivani - I can see your submission along with a thumbnail - is that ok?

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    2. that means you are able to see my work:-) m quite new in blogging dear! thanks. You have made a suppperrrrbbb rocking card....loved d creativity.

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    3. Hi Sunehra
      I m back with my 3rd ATC cards...

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    4. Hi Kunda - yes saw your submission. Really neat stuff! All the best!

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  18. Entered my card for the first time :-)

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