Captivated by Coral....CCG #233

{ Color Combos Galore: Challenge #231 }
{ The Craft's Meow: February Sketch }

Mmmmm, last week's Color Combo Challenge. Couldn't play in time, but the colors were DEEEE-VINE!

Color and Inspiration...

(Please take one and pass it along)

Photo #1

Photo #2

Photo #3

Photo #4

The CCG Designer's Challenge: From the four photos, I chose Inspiration Photo #1 - Focus On Accents: Cabochons. In addition to that, I chose the Prima journaling card and TCM stamps because they had flourishes and scrolls in them (prompt: More Inspiration Ideas). I started the card by using a fancy punch around the border (prompt: Inspiration Photo #4/More Inspiration Ideas). I thought of recreating the ruffled flowers (Inspiration Photo #3) using my scallop punches and painting the edges white. With a chalk pencil, I shaded the flower petals to achieve a more coral color. The sentiment is also from the stamp set, and was inked in a coral color, chalked for a softer tone, and dotted with a paper pen.

Sketch Inspiration...
February Sketch @ The Craft's Meow

    The Sketch Interpretation
  • First, I rotated the sketch, and mirrored it
  • For the "two banner strips", I used two double-ended banner strips and tilted it
  • Replaced the "ribbon" with a handmade flower

Pretty straight forward sketch. You'd think the design would be quick. NOT. I'm too indecisive and fiddle around way too much. I used Prima Songbird (thanks, Fi, for thinking of that range), then a quick flip through my 6x6 pads to find Bazzill Wayfarer with these colors in them. Playing along with the Tuesday Throwdown theme of Thinking of You and the TCM sketch, I chose their stamp set:
Sent with Love

This CCG Color Combo Challenge is over, but I would love for you to stop by to Kelly Holbrook's and Jinny Newlin's blog. Get a closer look at their designs with this Color Combo!

As always, thanks for stopping by and....
Happy Scrappin', Loves!

design influenced and inspired by:
{ Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge 136 } Theme: "You're on My Mind"

Project Supplies:
{ Loving Thoughts of You } Card: Finished Size: 5 x 6¾
  • Bazzill Cardstock - Adobe [3-327]; Kraft [9-960]; Cream Puff [8-804]
  • Bazzill "Wayfarer" 6x6 Pad - Sightseer/Excursionist, Rambler/Gadabout papers
  • Prima "Songbird" - Lineage, Collage papers
Stamps, Dies & Inks:
  • Stamps: The Craft's Meow - "Sent with Love"
  • Inks: Memento - "Rich Cocoa"; Adirondack "Mountain Rose"
  • Paint: Viva Decor Paper Pen - "Apricot" ; Adirondack "Snow Cap"
  • Chalks: General's Pastel Chalk - "Pink"; "Lt Flesh"
  • Ingvilde Bolme - Distressing Tool
  • Martha Stewart - Cherish border punch
  • EK Success - ¾", 1¼" scallop punch ; 1½" square punch
  • Provo Craft - Edge scissors [34-0034]
  • Etsy - Cabochon

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Meihsia Liu said... [Reply]

Hi, Janet, this card is gorgeous. Great take on both challenge! Have a great weekend! ^_^

crafty-stamper said... [Reply]

Gorgeous card love the shapes,colour and image-thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown
carol Dt x

Fi said... [Reply]

Gorgeous card Janet and those stamps are so yummy.