I decided to combine two challenges into one...again! As I mentioned in my last post, it was a rare occasion for me to combine challenges before. Now it is my go-to way to create! I like to combine colour challenges with sketch challenges for the most part - just seems to make sense! I'm not sure how I didn't "get" this before! Today's card is a slightly different combo - it's a CASE challenge and a colour challenge. I'm casing the oh-so-talented Lisa Spangler's card for Case Study #145 and I combined that with The Play Date Cafe Colour Splash.
Here are the challenges:
And my card:
The colour turned out a bit more "purply" than I had intended, but I thought that might be okay because the nectarines in the PDC challenge picture do range in hue from pinkish to purplish. The Case Study inspiration came from both Lisa's muse card, and from her re-take. They are both just so beautiful!
Most of the images I used are from a couple of Hero Arts/Studio Calico sets, but I also used a Jane's Doodle heart in the centre of the hexigon and the polka dots in the background are from Paper Smooches. I used brads in place of enamel dots, because I don't have any...yet! (I'm alwaaays late on the trend scene!). But I think the magic in this card comes from the background paint. I found some very old "Twinkling H2O" paints while I was purging my craft room a few weeks ago. They have a little "built-in" shimmer and just look so pretty. I'm so glad I rediscovered them in the purge!
I've got a couple of weddings to go to during the summer, so one out of two cards done - CHECK!
Thanks as always for coming by to see me!
And Happy Father's Day!