Monday, November 9, 2015

Coral Potpourri for Freshly Made Sketches

Well, I had a great weekend! I hope you did, too. On Friday night we went to see a tribute concert.


It was a pretty good show overall, with impersonations of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Bill Haley, Elvis, Roy Orbison and Brenda Lee. But the guy that stole the show was Lance Lipinsky, who played Jerry Lee Lewis and one of the Everly Brothers. His piano playing skills were off the chart, and his energy was just amazing, not to mention a pompadour hair do that defied gravity. It was great fun to sing along to all the classic oldies.

On Saturday night we had some friends over and I finally got to watch Inside Out. I've been wanting to for a long time, but just couldn't get it together.


What a great portrayal of the way your mind works, making it understandable for even children. Well done, Pixar!

Then Sunday afternoon, I got down to business, in a fun way, and gave my own creativity free rein. I've been wanting to do the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #211 ever since I first saw it and I combined it with the new Paper Player's Colour Challenge #270 - Black and White, Gold or Silver and one other colour of my choice:

I chose Calypso Coral as my fourth colour and gold rather than silver, and decided to take a break from Christmas cards to make a Thank You card with watercolouring and butterflies. Here's how it turned out:

Hope you like this one!

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  1. wow, love the colours on your card, thanks for sharing the inspiration

  2. What a beautiful card! Those butterflies looks amazing and I love the watercolouring! The gold accents are so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Oh,i love this card!! Beautiful colors! Love the pretty background...just everything!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!!

  4. Beautiful! The coral watercoloring is fabulous! So glad you shared it at FMS!

  5. I really like your background: the butterflies look so good on it.

  6. Heather, this is gorgeous! I love the coral watercolor and the pops of gold! So elegant and lovely! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  7. What a beautiful collage card Heather - I just love the watercolour background and pops of gold. Thanks for participating in my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Beautiful card, love all the layers and that wonderful flower. Just perfect.

  9. Ooh, your watercolored background is amazing! I love how the butterflies look on it. And your floral design along with the die cut sentiment make one terrific card!


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