Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Weddings


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!


  1. I love the fact that you used some "old stuff". I've been on a kick of that lately. LOVEly card. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe this week! :)

  2. Gorgeous card, sparked by a cool challenge combo! The new couple will be thrilled! You're showcasing your new and old products in ever-so-inspiring ways! I need to thumb through my 'little' stash to breathe some life into a few of my oldies. Twinkling H2Os - I don't even know what they are! My keeping up with trends appears to move at glacial speed! Hope you're having a fantastic day! I'm in hectic mode here at work but will be in touch SOON!! Keep the crafty-delights coming...they are awesome +++

  3. ...okay, so I'm also out of the loop when it comes to Twinkling H20's! Is it a paint that you brush directly on to the stamp? If so, I really need to find me some because your background is gorgeous. I'm thinking that you sponged the color on after the paint dried??? I think you aced the PDC colors because there is a beautiful shade of purple in the nectarines - good eye!!!

    Another absolutely beautifully modern & creative card with the perfect mix of shapes, color, texture and dimension. The happy couple will treasure this card...made by your hands, from your heart :)

  4. adorable! I love the arrow through the hexagon! Great inspiration :) Thanks for playing with us over at CASE Study!

  5. Very pretty, love the pinks! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week!

  6. Just gorgeous! I so love that polka dot background. This is a great layout - need to add this one to the sketchbook! So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!


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