Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 2 [& Caardvarks sketch Challenge too]

[Edited to add: Was getting ready to post a second card to the current Caardvarks sketch challenge when I realized that this card might actually fit the sketch challenge...so giving it a go!]

This week’s color challenge from Dawn McVey (My Favorite Things) is based on this color combination from Pottery Barn Teen.

I love these colors but I didn’t realize just how much fun they are to work with together.

The idea for this card started with the little wooden (micro bus) tag and the E-Z giraffe rub-on transfer (British West Indies), both of which I had picked up on a whim. I thought both could work well with the color combo in these papers from My Mind’s Eye Bohemia collection.

I'm having trouble capturing the true colors even with the morning sun...either the celery/moss is too dark or the teal(esque) too light. (I also see that my giraffe's backside is a bit damaged.)

I posted an earlier version of this card yesterday…but felt something was missing...so tweaked it by adding additional Prima (mulberry paper) flowers, ribbon and a sentiment, which is once again from the Hero Arts ‘Anyone Can Stamp!’ clear birthday wishes set. I’m much happier with this version.

I’m really enjoying these color challenges…thank you Dawn!

Thanks for looking…

7 comments:

Dana said...

Thanks for stopping by! I like your card, too. It makes me wanna go on vacation - right now :-)

Krista Driessen said...

Great card !!

Heidi Van Laar said...

I love the warm tropical feel of this! Great card!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you combined all of those fun tropical elements ... so fun!

lauren said...

oh WOW!!! i love everything about this card: it's fun, it's funky, and it's a FAB take on both the CAARDVARKS sketch and the color challenge! ♥

Dana said...

GReat use of all the different elements on this card. Really pretty!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cool card! It makes me want to head out on vacation!!