Friday, April 3, 2009

Caardvarks + Colour Throwdown

I can never find the time to do all the challenges I'd like to participate in, so like I've done before, I've combined two different challenges to make one card.

This months Caardvarks Challenge is a sketch:

HeroArtsChallengeSketch 4 caardvarks

I really liked this one and so I combined it with this week's Colour Throw down (#36) which was Pink, Turquoise and Orange...a wild colour combo if ever I saw one...but taken from the logo colours of the sponsor...Our Craft Lounge. Even though orange is not one of my favourite colours, this combo works surprisingly well....albeit bright. So you might need your sunnies before you check out my creation:

 Caardvarks-&-Colorthrowdown

I used *Bloomin' with Beauty* for the flower and bee images...the flower was stamped on Neenah Solar Crest with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics, the bee was stamped with Pink Passion, as was the sentiment from the now retired *Wonderful Words*. The DSP is from SU's *Petals & Paisleys* and the CS is Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise & Only Orange. The ribbon is Tempting Turquoise and I've used the corner rounder, scalloped circle, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches.

I think that about covers it :) I got a few cards made last night...though my Mojo was not really willing to be cooperative...more than one ended up in the bin (well parts of them anyway!) I even attempted to make a woven Easter basket from the tutorial over on SCS....and now have a great admiration for people who make baskets....it's waaaaayyyyy harder than it looks...LOL!

Before I go I just want to mention that Squigglefly is having an awesome blog hop, with tons of chances to win fabulous blog candy. Squigglefly does amazing digital images that can be re-sized to suit your every need, not to mention they are super cute and really affordable. You can print out each download as many times as you like...so I guess you can call them digital stamps :) If you want to see some of the great images in action (so to speak) then start here and follow the links to all the DT's blogs for the chance to win the great prizes on offer.

Hope your Friday is totally fabulous,

Kristie

13 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful card! The flower is amazing.

Thanks for stopping by for the Squigglefly Blog Hop.

June Houck said...

I like those pretty colors! I don't know how these clever people think these things up. It looks very citrus-y and happy.

lauren said...

well i love the color combo...especially the way you've done it: heavy on the turquoise, lighter on the orange...o'course...i'd've made it rather PINKER...but then i always do, right?! ;)

love♥love♥love the whole card!

Susie said...

Anyone would love to get this beautiful card. Great use of the sketch idea.

Holly said...

Kristie, I LOVE the bright colors! Fun sketch too; I may try my hand at it this weekend!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card!! I love how you used the colors and that's a great layout! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you back next time!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW! What a beautiful card! And I love the colors on your page here too!

Thanks so much for joining in the Squigglefly blog hop and your lovely comments on my blog. Sure hope you had fun and hope to see more of you!

Hugs,

LeAnne said...

Beautiful card, wonderful coloring! I had to laugh at your comments about making a basket---yes, it is more difficult than it looks--usually it's the other way around. I know what it's supposed to do, but just can't quite make it work....I think I'll practice a little more before showing it off! Thanks for playing with us!
LeAnne

bumblebee creations said...

HI Kritsti! Thank you so much for stopping by and posting about our blog hop!! Good luck in my drawing and don't forget you can stop back again tomorrow to see another card-and get your name in the drawing again!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful way to use the colors! I love the pink bee! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing the CTD!

SmilynStef said...

Love that fun little bee ... great sketch card design.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful card! I love that poppy image!

 

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