Monday, April 6, 2015

Kinda Eclectic for Freshly Made Sketches

Despite having family here for Easter Weekend, going to a birthday party, having two performances of our play Easter morning, and playing with my grandsons, I managed to get a little stamping time in last night. When I saw the sketch for this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, it made me think of the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. Although I turned the sketch topsy turvy, it still works well.  Here's the layout:

While I was at it, I threw in the colour challenge over at Colour Throwdown Challenges:

This is a pretty unusual colour palette, with the warm, warm oranges and yellows and the very cool green. Here's how I combined the two challenges:

  • The yellow I used is Crushed Curry because it's the warmest yellow I have. I was also able to find a piece of DSP from Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper that also uses Crushed Curry and added it to the card front.
  • Most of the images are from Kinda Eclectic stamp set,  but the three flowers at the bottom left are from the Everything Eleanor stamp set. They were stamped twice each in Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango,  and once in Crushed Curry. Then they were fussy cut by hand twice, once around the outside edge and then around a smaller flower set inside the larger one. They were mounted on the larger flowers using a Stampin' Dimensional. The yellow flower, as it is single bloom, was cut in half and tucked under the other two. They were mounted with Glue Dots.
  • The leaves from Kinda Eclectic were stamped in Pistachio Pudding and the sentiment in Tangerine Tango. 

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  1. Love this card using one of my fave SU sets! You rocked the sketch and the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CTD!

  2. Beautiful card! You used the Throwdown colors perfectly and I love how you flipped that sketch. Thanks for joining us!

  3. Love the sun nd flowers!! Great use of the sketch and colors! thxs for joining us at CD!!

  4. Topsy turvy totally works! I love these warm colors and all the wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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