colourQ 142

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday means another awesome color challenge by our colourQ fearless leader, Arielle.  Week after week she manages to find the most inspiring photos with interesting color combos that always challenge me to think of colors in a whole new way.  Well, this week the colors made me want to attempt a sketch challenge that was nothing like I'd ever tried before.


Here are the colors:

And here's the sketch from retro sketches:
When I first saw this, I thought "no way."  My brain couldn't comprehend what I was seeing and I wanted to just close my browser window and pretend I never saw it.  But as it turns out I couldn't pretend it didn't exist.  In fact, I studied it very carefully and decided that I would try and make a card using many of the elements of the sketch.  I'm a left-brain kind of person and tend to interpret things quite literally so that's why many of the elements of my card echo the sketch quite a bit.  I did change it up some and in the end I'm quite pleased with it.  (Secretly, I keep staring at it because I can't quite believe that I made this - it's so far outside what I usually do).

So now it's your turn.  Head on over to colourQ and check out what the design team has put together to amaze and delight you.  I hope you can join us this week!

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20 Responses to “colourQ 142”

Ardyth said...

You did a great job with these fun colours and a tricky sketch!

Jackie Rockwell said...

O.K. Jen this just blew me away! I LOVE everything about it!!! Beautiful color combinations. So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Allisa said...

Congrats on tackling the sketch! My thoughts exactly when I first saw it. It is still on my to do list!

Jean said...

Fantastic take on the sketch!

Jen Brum said...

Wow Jen! That's amazing! I took one look at the sketch and shook my head!!! You are so creative!!!

Rita said...

I can't even look at that sketch without getting a headache! Great job tackling it; you are a brave soul indeed! :)

Jenny Engelke said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! This color scheme is awesome and you did an amazing job with the Retro Sketches challenge! Love it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen I love your card and that fun colour palette. Your retro sketches card is perfect. Seriously amazing.

Marisa said...

I bow in your direction, Jen! I saw that sketch and ran for the hills LOL! Well done!

Karren said...

What a great job you've done on this. You've taken a really busy sketch and made it look clean but also detailed.

N@ said...

Wow, great combination of the sketch + colours! Thank you for playing along at RetroSketches ; )

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Jen! Love the butterflies and pearls!

Vicky Hayes said...

N's sketch is wonderful and your version of it is magnificent Jen!

Linda Callahan said...

Over the top and fabulous! What a sketch and you did an amazing job with it!

Jen Timko said...

You are so brave and this is SOOO cool! Love everything about it!

lotte chew said...

this is so pretty and cool!

Bonnie said...

This is really fantastic, Jen! I love your collage! It's interesting without being crowded. And the coral butterflies really pop.

Brenda said...

This is such a dramatic card! I love how you interpreted the sketch. Awesome!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations Jen on your win, I knew it the moment I saw it!

sandie said...

congrats on the retro win. I just couldn't attempt this sketch-too scary! So wanted to check out who had won and I have to say your card is amazing, you have done a fantastic job, so creative!