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Saturday, 16 August 2014

ATCAS CHALLENGE #45



Hi Peeps - it's time for a new challenge at ATCAS! Thanks so much for popping by!
This fortnight's Code Word has been chosen by our lovely Teamie, Harriet  ~

Must admit, my first response to the Code Word was "Yikes", but after doing some research, and giving it lots of thought,  I realised I have actually used Geometric shapes on my cards in the past, and here is an Xmas tree design which I first used several years ago. 
After lots of searching in the darkest corners of my craft room, I re-discovered my original tree card, which I  immediately de-constructed, so I could see how I put it together! Although it may look rather complicated, it's actually very quick and easy to make, and great fun too!

Here is my newly made version for my DT card ~


 There are quite a few geometric shapes in this design - firstly, the tree is made with nine  punched 2" squares, folded  Tea-Bag fashion (Hands up if you remember the Tea-Bag-Folding era)!!  The squares are folded into large and small Triangles, and the finished tree is triangular too.  The tub is a piece of white card cut in a Trapezoid shape, popped up on a 3-d pad.
Of course, the Star is  Geometric too!
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Blue and white spotty paper - Craft Creations.
Sentiment - LOTV
 Stampin-Up  Framelits Stars die (the smallest from the set), cut and layered 3 times to give dimension.
Do pop over to the ATCAS Blog to see what fab. creations the DT have come up with!

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Happy Crafting ~

26 comments:

Gay Peplow said...

Absolutely fabulous and totally geometric!! Love your Christmas card Sylvia :D Hope all is good with you and yours, hugs Gay xxx

Kylie said...

Well! Wow! You are a geometric queen! Great card Sylvia!! I dont know the tea bag fold but I will have to look that up. Your tree is brilliant xx (I said all this in my best aussie accent just for you so you can have a giggle xx)

Deepti said...

Oh my Sylvia :) this is the best ever Christmas tree! I love the perfect folding and soft colors :) u r so talented !

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous Sylvia! Xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, such a fabulous tree design and I love the spotty paper.
hugs Sue xx

sandie said...

Amazing card Sylvia, it looks really complicated and I bet it was! I can only think of a 'not for blogging ears' meaning for tea bagging technique!! But this is far nicer and makes for one amazing card!

Harriet Skelly said...

WOW I LOVE your geometric tree - this is fabulous!!!

Loll Thompson said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia!! Love the soft color with the polka-dots --- so perefct. And amazing design with the "Tea Bag" folding technique (not one I'm familiar with ... but it is so cool!). Loll xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very pretty Christmas tree, the folded squares give a fantastic dimension to the card, it looks very complicated!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Kathleen said...

Yes I think I would have had the same reaction but you certainly have cracked it, gorgeous creation, the tree is stunning.

Kath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

New blog design, Sylvia? Have I already asked that? I love it!! And your card is a thud-knock-us-on-our-backsides gorgeous creation!! BEYOND stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

RefRacBe said...

Fab card, Sylvia. Great use of tea bag folding. Rachel.

Vicki Dutcher said...

What an amazing folded tree!

Pia S said...

I think you did this tree beautifully, and I do like the 3d effect of it and the soft colors!

Sally H said...

Stunning tree, Sylvia! I love it! So fresh and elegant x

baileyrosy.com said...

STUNNING Sylvia ! I was totally gobsmacked when I saw this in our gallery, I love the 3d effect and the fabulous choice of colour a masterpiece and beautifully CAS creation.

Marie

coops said...

so stunning sylvia.your folded tree is fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Valerie Nolan said...

How creative Sylvia, love your tree! It looks so pretty using that spotty paper:)
Val x

sallysbitz2 said...

A lovely Christmas card using tea bag folds (I hold my hands up. I followed the trend), lol.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

ps .. I am a new follower. I do hope you will pop on over and visit my blog too x

Diane said...

What a brilliant Tea-Bag folded tree design.

Hugs Diane

Anita in France said...

Oh my goodness, Sylvia, this is so jaw-dropping ... love the dimension, love the colours, love all those crisp, clean geometric folds ... just awesome! Amazing! Anita :)

Margaret said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it, the colour choice is inspirational.

Margaret xx

Home sweet home said...

Lovely and sweet card:)

Merethe

OH Babs said...

A super card. I have made a card similar except the fold goes the opposite way and double sided paper was used, but I much prefer your style.

Jaydee said...

Sylvia, I just want to reach through my computer screen and stroke it! It's incredibly texture and yet CAS. How did you accomplish that :-) It is a stunning card.
Jaydee

Karen B said...

Absolutely bl...y fabulous Sylvia!!! Who's a clever thing eh? Love the gorgeous colour you've used. Talk about a show stopper...........and yes, I definitely remember tea bag folding!!

Hugs.

Karen xxx