Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Color Throwdown / Sketch Challenge Combo


Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!



Today I've combined the Sketch Challenge over on SCS with the Color Throwdown Blog Challenge. I've cheated just a little with my paper color but I think that will be okay. Here are the details:

I've used Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose but I've picked up the Barely Banana color in my Basic Grey Sulty paper pack background. The zigzag stitching is a stamp in the Crafty Secrets Sew Special set. The tree and sentiment are from the new Crafty Secrets Garden Girl set. I've used Versafine black ink for my images and the flowers at the base of the tree (which should really be green because they are ground cover not flowers ... ssshh don't tell anyone ...) were colored with inking nibs and Regal Rose ink. The centers were done with a yellow gellyroll pen. The black metal dots are by Colorbok and of course the bird is a Martha Stewart punch. Pretty easy-peasy but I really like how it turned out!! What are your thoughts??


17 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Absolutely fabulous, Dar!!! I love the way you used the colors with the sketch and all the little details! That zig-zag stitch is great, too! Love it! Thanks for playing!

Nancy said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!!! Love that layout, and the way you used that tree, and the stitching!

Lorraine said...

I love this! The colors are amazing and you really mastered the sketch challenge. I haven't done mine yet! I'm still pondering what to do! lol

The Rubber Maid said...

Your choice is more then Ok with me, I really love the phrase too. Very nice Darlene. Pat

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card Dar!! Love the combination of challenges!! I did one for both too!! :)

Janine said...

Very pretty Darlene!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, this is a great card!
Your colors are beautiful and I like the tabs on each side of the focal point.

Joan

Dawn said...

I just love this sentiment Darlene. Love the paper. The bird in the corner is a great embellishment. Super job. Our snow is still here. It won't leave. 60 degrees today so should be gone soon. Have a great day.

Carla said...

This is beautiful, and the bits of black really make it pop!!

dpkennedy said...

Just beautiful! Love that image and the bird is a perfect addition! Great sketch too! Thanks for playing the CTD!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Oh, Darlene! This is so serene and elegant! Just beautiful!

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image! Great job with the sketch challenge!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Darlene! That tree is just beautiful and I love the soft Sultry paper you chose to compliment it!

Vicki C said...

Beautiful job on this!!

LeAnne said...

Darlene, Love the card--the layout is very cool!
LeAnne

Barbara said...

Just beautiful, Darlene. Very peaceful and elegant. Thanks for playing the Throwdown! Hope to see you next time!

wendyp said...

wow! This is stunning! Love that image and the quote is perfect!