Color Throwdown 194 and Deconstructed Sketch 54

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I think it's been quite a while since I participated in a Color Throwdown challenge.  It seems there aren't enough days in the week to make as many cards as I want!  But I really liked the colors this week, so I cleared my stamping calendar so that I could make a card for it.  Then I came across the sketch at Deconstructed Sketch and thought I'd play matchmaker.




I'm really glad that I got to use some Poppy Parade again.  Now that it's retired I seem to have developed a new appreciation for this very lovely color.  I've still got some of the Poppy Parade DSP left, so you may be seeing it again.  But what I really love about this color challenge is the Soft Sky.  As it's name implies it is a beautiful soft blue and I luckily have some DSP called Afternoon Tea in my stash which featured this color.  I love it when I can go way into my "vault" and use up some of my old stash!

The two largest butterflies are from the Beautiful Butterflies Sizzix Bigz die, the smaller one from Beautiful Wings Sizzix Embosslit.  I used some of my never-ending supply of bakers twine to create the starburst effect then decided the butterflies needed some bling so I added a few Basic Pearls.

These are a couple of great challenges.  Perfect for getting my creative juices going!  Thanks for stopping by!



share this on »
{Facebook}
{Twitter}
{Pinterest}
10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Color Throwdown 194 and Deconstructed Sketch 54”

Rita said...

Oh! Love this one, Jen! Nobody does flowers and butterflies quite like you. :)

Allisa said...

Gorgeous Card! Love how you combined the challenges.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the CAD design and the great dimension on the butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week!!
~Sheri

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors...I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/06/52-card-pickup-week-22.html

Marisa said...

Great double challenge card! Love that butterfly die :)

Lyndal said...

Super GORGEOUS card Jen - fantastic for both challenges :)

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... I love this Jen, that butterfly and twine are great!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card Jen! I agree with Rita, you rock the butterflies and flowers!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your use of the twine for the sunburst on the sketch Jen. Thank you for the info you left me about the glimmer paper!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the clean, simple design...gorgeous summertime card! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!