Monday, August 8, 2016

Less is More Color Challenge

Blue and brown - one of my favorite color combinations, and it's the theme for this week's color challenge at Less is More!  I used Crumb Cake & Early Espresso cardstock and heat embossed the image from Serene Silhouettes in Tempting Turquoise.  Sentiment from Petite Pairs.

To see the rest of the amazing CAS submissions to the challenge, visit the Less is More blog.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Craft Project Central Sketch Challenge 61.2

Again, I rotated and flipped the sketch, mostly because I don't have any sentiments that read vertically and having the sentiment go the "wrong" way, well, it seemed wrong!  This card feels like something is missing.  Does it need an embellishment of some sort or maybe I shouldn't have used Cajun Craze ink on the middle stamp from Carte Postale?   Layered stamped backgrounds with images from French Foliage; Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla CS; Soft Suede striped grosgrain ribbon; ink is Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand & Creamy Caramel.  Shapes from Banner Thinlets, 1" square punch and postage stamp punch.

Click HERE to see the other submissions for the challenge!

Craft Project Central Sketch Challenge 61.1

Well, I followed the rules about the cards being all Stampin' Up!, but I'd be really surprised if anything other than some of the basic colors are still current. I'm really out of practice, but here goes...

I flipped the sketch and rotated it 90 degrees. I was inspired by the DSP from one of the many mini-stacks I have.  Those things are addictive - just $7 for SO many gorgeous patterns! I liked the colors and the splotches reminded me of bubbles, so I thought it would make a nice baby card with the duck from Every Little Bit stamped in Basic Gray and a sentiment from Delightful Dozen.  Love how the silver cardstock ((layered with circle punches) and embossing powder look together, and the Lost Lagoon / Hello Honey in the DSP go well with the Baja Breeze ribbon and So Saffron DSP from an ancient Simply Scrappin' kit I still have bits from.  Love how even tho colors retire, new colors still coordinate with old ones!

Looking at the "finished" card, I'm wondering, should I add a little yellow to those ducks?  What do you think?