Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dynamic Duos #15 - Subtle Color Combo and Pals Paper Arts (PPA 141) Sketch

Hello friends - Happy Thursday to each of you!  I'm not totally in love with the way this card turned out today - but since I spent quite a bit of time making it, I decided I will share it with you anyway.  Maybe you will get some piece of inspiration out of it...hope so anyway :o)
The colors are from the Dynamic Duos Challenge #15 - Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery.  This card also uses an allowed neutral of basic grey. 

I used the sketch from Margaret Moody for the Pals Paper Arts #141 Challenge.  I interpretted it slightly by turning my rows horizontally instead of vertically (just didn't like how they looked with this frame). 
PPA141 Sketch Challenge
I added a punched ruffled edge along the bottom of the card - so the top piece isn't as long as the bottom piece and it won't stand up - but is pretty when the recipient opens it.  I had to photograph it flat so you could see both layers of the border - so I think it makes the card look a little different than IRL.  The frame and flowers are from the Papaya Collage stamp set.  I cut out an extra flower and glue-dotted it on.  I also stamped one more flower over the top of the sentiment.  It was the third stamp off so it is a very subtle effect.  I used some strips from my Designer Series Paper Stack (subtles) for the celery strips in the background.  I've gotten a lot of use out of those paper stacks. 

Looking at this card again, I think what I don't like about it is that the grey seems kind of stark against those soft colors, or maybe its the white - wishing I had used a softer grey or even a soft suede instead with a very vanilla cardstock.  Oh well - I do like the rest of the card.  And, I really like this sketch, so I might have to try different card with it.  Stay tuned and see if I redeem myself  - lol :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today - I'm sure glad that you did. Til next time - Hugs!


  1. What pretty roses! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  2. Love that frame with the Cabbage roses, they look terrific! You did a great job combining the challenges! Thanks for joining us at the PPA this week.

  3. Love this frame with the beautiful Cabbage Roses! You did a great job combining these two challenges! Thanks for joining us at the PPA this week.


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