Retro Sketches 10 and Our Creative Corner Color Challenge

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I think I must be feeling somewhat nostalgic about some of the retiring things at Stampin' Up! because for this card I dug very deep into my stash.  The color challenge this week at Our Creative Corner was to use Yellow, Kraft, and White or Ivory.  Well, the first yellows that came to mind were So Saffron and Daffodil Delight but I thought they didn't look so good together so I had to come up with Plan B.  And Plan B involved one of the first InColors:  Marigold Morning.


The bottom layer here is Marigold Morning, a color that has not seen the light of day in my house in years!  And in a strange twist of fate, I used some More Mustard brads which match freakishly well with the cardstock.  (If you haven't seen these colors in real life, they really aren't all that close.  I would say the tone is the same, but the color is off a few shades).  The top layer incorporates some So Saffron cardstock and DSP from Sweet Pea.    

I wrapped these layers with some linen thread and finished it off with a Crumb Cake button.  The adorable sentiment is Verve.  My layout is the latest retro sketch and I am also cautiously going to enter this into the yellow challenge at Less is More but I'm not sure that it's got the "white space" they're looking for.  Hopefully it passes muster!



Well, this morning I'm off to the garden to dig up some plants to bring to a plant sale where I'm volunteering. I should have done this yesterday, but the weather wasn't great so I opted to run some errands and spend some time in my craft room.  Duty calls!

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18 Responses to “Retro Sketches 10 and Our Creative Corner Color Challenge”

Erna said...

Hi Jen, your card is fabulous! I planned to make a card today with the same challenges :-) Now it would be more difficult to make a card that's not like yours :-))

Tui Nathan said...

Love this CAS card Jen ... how great are these colours together ... that deep yellow is lovely and the twine is a really cool rustic touch ... love it!!!

Viv said...

Such a great card :) Viv xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Jen, I love the colours you used.

Lynne said...

Terrific CAS card. Love your colour choices.
Lynne xxx

Chrissie said...

It doesn't have an abundance of white space it's true, but it's a superb CAS design and you have made a fabulous card from the sketch!
I love it... in fact I think I may try this sketch myself!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know if it will pass mustard, but it is a great design and a fantastic card!

Debby said...

This cards makes me smile! Thank you! It's is really nice.
Debby

Linda Callahan said...

I love how you pull out the old stuff! This is great!

Diane said...

How clever. I just love it.

Karen said...

Great card Jen - loved this sketch when I saw it on another blog. Yellow goes so well with Kraft.....

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is so beautiful Jen! The warm yellow and gold colors are wonderful!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Jen - love the yellows together :)

Anita Houston said...

Very clean and simple!!! I love this color combination! Thank you for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Annchen said...

clean, simple and perfect!

Mandi said...

Terrific design, despite not a lot of white space
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

kasia c. said...

I love this card!! The colours put together that way are so warm and soothing. And I love the twine. :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Jen, this is so pretty, with your signature clean and classy flair! I think I have ONE sheet left of Marigold Morning and after seeing your card, I'm thinking it needs to make a comeback. It does look great with those More Mustard brads, too. So glad you joined us at Our Creative Corner this week! :)