Color Throwdown 155 and Sketchbook Saturday 25

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Today is my sister's birthday and I wasn't inspired by any of the birthday cards I had in my stash so I decided to combine the latest Color Throwdown challenge with the Sketchbook Saturday challenge and make a new card.

It's nice to see Kiwi Kiss make an appearance now and again.  All in all this is a terrific color challenge and I think the sketch was a great way to show the colors off.  The only thing I had to change was the Barely Banana, since I didn't have any of that color.  I substituted So Saffron instead.

I tried something a little different when I stamped the flowers so that the layers would show up.  The first, largest layer is stamped in Rose Red.  Then I inked the flower again in So Saffron, and before I stamped it I drew some lines on the edge of the stamp with a Rose Red marker.  I wasn't sure how it would come out, but I like it.  At least it shows a little contrast between the layers.  The smallest layer is just stamped in So Saffron.

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5 Responses to “Color Throwdown 155 and Sketchbook Saturday 25”

Allison said...

So beautiful! Love the layers and colouring of the flower!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow! Great job with the sketch! Your sister will love this!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Perfect card, Jen :) LOVE the polka dots!

Gisela said...

Beautiful card, love the way you used the sketch and color combo.

Julie Marshall said...

Pretty card! Love the colors and your interpretation of the sketch. Everything works so well together. TFS.