Thursday, 1 November 2012

Chevrons in the Spotlight




Chevrons have been a big stamping trend this year. Almost every stamp company has a chevron stamp set  and we've seen them used a lot. Usually they're used as a background element, but I wondered if they could become the focal image.

These two cards are the result of my experiment. Both cards use The Stamps Of Life Chevrons2Stamp set. Arranged in a particular way and enhanced with simple shapes, they become bold, geometric pictures.

Special thanks to Debby Hughes (Limedoodle): this card helped me see the trees in the forest!




23 comments:

Gabby said...

ARDYTH, your creativity is well ... ummm ... hmmm ... TOTALLY AMAZING! When I saw these two cards, particularly the tree card, I smiled so big that my mouth hurt! I love your blog. Each post is a present ... I never know what amazing creation I'll find when I open it! :)

Cat Craig said...

Wow, so smart and great cards. Wow wow wow!

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Chevron geometric Xmas trees. It doesn't get better than that. Another pair of FABULOUS cards. Jenny

Hannelie said...

Fab ideas!
Thanks!!!

Michelle said...

Wow! Ardyth, when I think you have wowed me as BIG as you can, you do it again, even BIGGER! I love both these cards, they're so clever and so fun! :-)

N@ Ali said...

you never cease to amaze me!

Laura B. said...

Amazing!

Vicki Dutcher said...


You ROCKED these cards. So fun to see what you will come up with next!

Tracey McNeely said...

Are you kidding me!? These are stinking brilliant Ardyth! Totally thinking outside the box.

Happy Dance said...

As one of my 6-year old grandchildren would say..."These are golden!!!!". Meaning beyond cool. Totally fab. Bev

Debby said...

Wow! I love the way you think outside the box! Needless to say I love your CAS graphic take on chevrons. Thanks for the shout out :)

Basement Stamper said...

You are genius, love how different these both are with the chevrons.

Geri said...

W-O-W !!! Seriously, you are a creative genius!

shirley-bee said...

Only you :)

They're both fantastic, but I think my favourite has to be the flowers - ingenious!

Deb said...

LOVE!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE how you used this set! :)

Stephanie Barnard said...

Wow! I LOVE how you used this stamp set!

Amazing! :)

Thanks!
Stephanie

Lisa Lara said...

LOVE these!

Bobby said...

I love the chevron trees. How clever of you. :)

Kelly Griglione said...

wow, wow, WOW ... these look like they should be on some sort of packaging, or like on a plate at CB2. How fantastically graphic! Mad props for these, Ardyth!

Renee said...

Wow what a great idea using these chevron stamps in this way! Awesome!

Jen W. said...

That clunk you hear was my jaw hitting the floor. These are genius!

Bethany S. said...

neat cards! I love the modern feel of them!