Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Project 185: A fresh take on fall colors



This week has been a stressful return to work after a week of traveling for business so I needed to escape into the craft room for a bit of a break! I was looking for inspiration and found a great trio of challenges to fit the brief.

I love the Color Throwdown and this week the colors were a great base to choose from:


I looked at I <3 Pro Markers as their challenge blog always has interesting ideas. They were featuring a Three of a Kind challenge and left it pretty open so I thought that sounded like a fun experiment. My three(s) are:
  • 3 flowers
  • 3 colors (blue, orange, yellow) 
  • 3 papers
  • 3 pearls and 3 gems 
I started with the little Fiskars stamp (I think it's Fiskars anyway?) which I bought in a sale earlier this year and have never used. I colored the (admittedly small) image with:
  • Orange
  • True blue
  • Yellow
Earlier today I spied the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and decided that was a good one to join as it's the sort of layout I like to go for - paper rich and lots of ways to interpret it.
Instead of the circles I used the rectangle image and a punched butterfly - hope that's an ok interpretation of the sketch.

I then looked for complimentary papers and was delighted to find the blue chevron and corrugated orange in my scrap folder. Claire does scrap amnesty really well and I just love a clean sheet....which is why I need to get better about using scraps. Sketch challenges are great for using scraps as you think of paper in different ways.

And also great as I discovered Clear it Out Challenge which is is having a "use your orange stash" challenge - a clear out and a challenge entry - score!

Instead of the banner shape I cut along the chevron lines - just felt like a better way to use the paper.

Finally I topped it all with some bling and pearls and added the little "friends" greeting tucked in the corner under the paper.

And I thought I'd also include this in The Pink Elephant's Anything Goes challenge.
 
It's been a fun evening putting this together - the perfect anecdote to a stressful return to work. And I think

8 comments:

  1. Love your card, the interesting details really draw your eyes in. Karen x

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  2. Love all the textures on the card...Join us again @ CIO challenge blog <((><

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  3. Gorgeous card love the layers. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

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  4. Ooh this is gorgeous Jessie… what a beautiful design! I love the fab colours and shapes… the flower image and butterfly are very pretty! :-)
    Hope you're having a great evening!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

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  5. Great combo of colors, layers and pattern! So glad you joined us at FMS!

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  6. What a sweet card. Love the pretty image and that butterfly. The chevron piece looks great. Thank you for playing with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

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  7. I love all the papers you used and your little flowers are adorable! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown this week!

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  8. Great use of the colors and I love your take on the sketch...your flowers and butterfly are sooo pretty!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

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