Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wasabi Petals

I've been driving for 8 hours over the past 2 days for work (one of the joys of working in the Northern Territory, but I can't complain as this is the first trip I've had to do since mid-September), so have had plenty of time to think about layouts and things like that. But in all that time, I really couldn't come up with something I was happy with for the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch and Raspberry Suite Colour Challenges. I didn't necessarily want to put them together, but that's what eventuated when I sat down tonight.

Considering I've just done a black and white plus colour card, this colour combo of Dawn's threw me a bit... I'm really not sure why. I ended up using Wild Wasabi (retired) as the closest to Grass Green that I have. I initially wanted to do a shabby chic type card, maybe using Carte Postal or something like that.....

This sketch of Karen's has also intrigued me since I saw it on Sunday. I don't have a circle cutting system, so I was going to let this one pass, or maybe adapt it for a scrapbook page that I need to do before the end of the week, changing the big circle to a square...

And this is the card that evolved - and I mean evolved. It's been a while since I've played with so many different bits and pieces for a card, changing my mind a million times. Not really much at all like what I was first thinking... for either challenge.

It's a bit hard to see, but I have clear embossed the Scribble Jumbo wheel in the black right hand vertical panel, and also the swirl from Perfect Princess on the left hand side. I really am quite happy with the result - another July birthday card taken care of!

Thank you once again ladies for a couple of great challenges.

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Family Phrases, Perfect Princess, Scribble Jumbo Wheel
Card: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi (retired)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (retired), Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Clear embossing powder, Black grosgrain ribbon


PurpleD said...

Excelent use of the sketch! Great card! Love the flower.

Karen Giron said...

I absolutely love Pick A Petal for your circle, that is brilliant! It looks really nice against the black background too. Nicely done!

Terri E. said...

Super fun big flower! Fabulous job on the color combo!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Susan said...

All that driving must have helped - you came up with such a cute card!