I’ll keep it short and sweet tonight as I’m exhausted and my bed is calling me! But before I head off to the land of nod I want to share with you the card I’ve made for the latest Papertrey Challenge.
For this challenge Nichole issued us the following sketch:
To spice things up a little though we were all assigned a colour palette according to our online username. Seeing as mine is LittleMissT I fell under the following colour category:
Quite a bright, jazzy combo! At first I was celebrating as it’s a really fun selection of colours, but I didn’t celebrate for long when it came to sitting down and making the card, lol! I sort of had an idea in my head of how I wanted to set the colours out, mainly born from me not wanting to make Orange Zest the focal point as I’m not good with orange!! So in the end I came up with this:
I’m actually quite happy with how this card came out in the end! The colours do work well together, it’s just finding the right balance!
I started with a Terracotta Tile card base. The next layer up is a piece of Orange Zest In Bloom patterned paper. I like how it gives a subtle pattern without being too overwhelming.
The next layer is Stamper’s Select White, with a piece of Raspberry Fizz cardstock as the final cardstock layer. I stamped the large flourish leaf from Turning a New Leaf using Fresh Snow ink, love how it shows up on bright cardstock! I then punched the edge with my Martha Stewart Tiny Hearts punch, really cute!
Now onto the stamped design. I stamped the bee trail from Baby Button Bits using Raspberry Fizz ink. I’d always envisaged using this trail with butterflies so chose to incorporate that here! I punched out Raspberry Fizz and Ripe Avocado butterflies using two Martha Stewart punches, then overlaid them, holding the Raspberry Fizz butterfly in place with Scor-Tape. I used a Sakura Stardust pen to add glitter to the Raspberry Fizz layer. I bent the wings up a little and adhered the whole butterfly to the card with Scor-Tape.
To finish the card off I stamped a sentiment from Communique Sentiments using Ripe Avocado ink. Finally, I added a strip of Ripe Avocado Swiss Dot ribbon, tying a small piece of 1/8″ silk ribbon around it to pinch it in a little for interest.
I don’t usually participate in sketches as I like the freedom to choose my own layout, but having done this one and also the CPS Sketch Challenge (to be posted soon) I can really see the value in having a ready made sketch so that your card can come together more easily and be professional in layout. So maybe I’ll try using sketches in the future too, even if they’re only my own! In the meantime I’d love your feedback on this card!!