Sunday, January 27, 2008

Multiple Challenge Weekend

I try to complete Beate's weekend sketches each week, but this week I also completed Amy R's sketch challenge, and I used a colour combo I found on Heather's blog.

For Beate's sketch, most of the samples I saw had the image in the box on the left, and the sentiment at the bottom right.

I decided to flip things around a bit and put the sentiment in the box.

The base is Rose Red with a layer of Apricot Appeal that has been distressed and sponged with Pumpking Pie ink. The flower is from a hostess set from the last SU catalogue, and is stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink on the Apricot Appeal.

The sentiment is from the set Give Thanks, and is also stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Apricot Appeal, with distressed and sponged edges. It is mounted on Regal Rose cardstock that has been distressed, and sponged with Ruby Red ink.

The glass beads are from the Sunflower dew drops by Robin's Nest.

The flowers are punched from Pumpkin Pie cardstock using the Three for You punch. They looked too bright at first, so they were also sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. The flowers are mounted on Ruby Red cardstock that has been distressed and sponged with Ruby Red ink. Again, I used dew drops from the Sunflower bottle from Robin's nest on the flowers. Deron thinks that it may be too much with the dew drops, and suggested that perhaps the flowers should have brads in the centre. I really like this card, and if I reproduce it, I will probably try it with brads instead.

With Amy's sketch I decided to use the same colour combo (Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose) to show how the same colours can look very different together.

I chose Apricot Appeal to use as the base because in Beate's sketch, I used Ruby Red, so I thought that would be a big difference. Unfortunately, as I was playing, I didn't put another layer on the card base, so the main colour that is visible in both cards is Apricot Appeal.

The card base is stamped with the Whimsy wheel in Versamark, then clear embossed. The bottom rectangle is stamped with Regal Rose using the flower stamp from the Three For You punch box set. Some flowers are stamped off once before stamping on the Regal Rose cardstock. The background of the Ruby Red rectangle is done with the dots stamp also from the Three For You punch box.

Flowabella is stamped with Black Stazon and coloured with Ruby Red, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, and Creamy Caramel SU markers.

The felt flowers are from a set I got at Dollarama, and they match Pumpkin Pie cardstock really well.

I don't know what it is with this card, but I don't really love it the way I love the previous card I made with these colours. I decided to use the same image, coloured with the same markers, and make a new card with the cardstock colours in a different order.

The process, the stamp sets, and the colour scheme are all the same, but I like this card much better.

The darker colours of Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red seem to work better with the image than the card with the Apricot Appeal card base.

Here is a shot of the two cards side by side.

Tomorrow I will be back with some more Valentine's Day cards, so come back again :)


Anonymous said...

those are uber gorgeous cards

beate said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks so much for trying out my sketch!
Hugs and smiles

AmyR said...

Great cards!! I like that you idd a double-take with the one's for my sketch - well done! :o)
Thanks for playing along!