Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sketch + Color

By now you know my go-to "thing" is a sketch challenge. It totally jump-starts my mojo. I chose this sketch posted at Skipping Stones Designs:

I also kinda liked this week's color combination at CR84FN:

 So I attempted to do them both on one card, and this is what came out:

I cheated on the sketch by using striped paper. For the color challenge, the green and blue are in the paper and the yellow is one of the three twines I used. I tried a version of this with a yellow strip under the twine, and I pretty much hate intensely dislike it, so you won't even see that one.

I used a Jennifer McGuire trick for the "layers", and used thin strips of black card stock instead of a full layer under the patterned paper. It makes the card lighter-weight, plus it's easy and economical - BONUS!

I just had another idea for this color combination, too. It's World Card-Making Day, so I'll be stamping a bunch, and I'll be back to show off anything I think is blog-worthy. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Products not included below: KaiserCraft Chapter One 6.5" paper pad, SU Basic Black card stock, Bazzill White card stock, Whisper Graphics Divine Twine


  1. Love the colors and that's a great idea about the faux layers.

  2. I think your paper is just fab! And the three colours of twine work perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  3. Darling CAS design! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  4. one of my favorite color combos! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with this weeks Skipping Stones Design sketch!

  5. Hey, the stripes are perfect! You're making me want to pull this pad out & use it again :)

  6. A great CAS design, those papers are fab!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  7. Gorgeous CAS card! And brilliant take on the sketch!!! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping STones Design this week!

  8. Absolutely love the colors and how you interpreted the sketch using striped paper! Genius! Thanks for joining us over at Skipping Stones this week!

  9. Great CAS design. Love the twine! Thanks for playing along at Skipping Stones Design!


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