Monday, December 5, 2011

Colors of the Day are...

coral, light pink and aqua for the CR84FN Color Challenge! I like to combine color challenges with sketch challenges when I can and the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge is a perfect fit in my opinion. Jen's sketches are so much fun and I think this one really brings out the colors in the current CR84FN44 color challenge. You can check out Jen's fabulous deconstructed sketch and as always the first challenge of the month is sponsored. Here's my card using the colors of the color challenge and Jen's current sketch, DS29.

I started off with a base of aqua cardstock and repeated it on the embossed strip. A patterned dp from MME pairs aqua with white which is one of two neutrals I used on this card. The other neutral, black, is seen on the stamped flower images and sentiment. Coral is definitely the accent color here and I tried to give it some balance with the border punch, ribbon and bow, and brad placement. Light pink serves as a highlight color and I like the way these colors work together. 

The design team for CR84FN Color Challenge is taking a break for the remainder of the month and will return in January 2012. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration you always provide and the endless supply of challenging color combo's.

Have a wonderful day,

Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Aqua by Anna Griffin/All Night Media
Paper: Fine and Dandy-Tickled Pink (MME), Bazzill cardstock
Accessories: Fiskars notebook border punch; Loopy Blooms Die Set and Rounded Scallop Frame Die (Verve), Just My Type embossing border (Cuttlebug); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); brads (MME-Market St. "Love" Brads); rhinestones (Kaisercraft); coral twill ribbon (TE store)


Sankari W. said...

This is such a great card! I love that stamp set - and those flower accents are awesome! Beautiful color combination!!! Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Mona Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous card Lisa! Love the sweet bow and pretty embossed piece! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN:)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Love your loopy blooms and all the Verve goodness! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Heather Rogers said...

So pretty. I love those embossing borders. I keep forgetting that I have all of them and never use them. How bad am I? Thanks for the inspiration and for playing at CR84FN. :)

Jen Shults said...

Oh my this is just so pretty. Your papers are perfectly combined! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh my gosh! So rich and vibrant and wonderfully orchestrated. LOVE the fun and playfulness of this card. :)
Lisa xx

Lucia said...

Hi Lisa!
I LOVE the name of your blog (and your work too, of coures!) I love everything about paper, too :-)
Your blog is great, i'm following you now. If you want to check mine as weel, it would mean so much to me as I am a beginner (
Happy crafting and hugs from Rome!
Lucia xxx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I do like this card!!! Great backing paper, lovely embossed border and super flowers with great pearls and gems. Lovely! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Margaret said...

This is so pretty! The jewels in the center of the flowers are gorgeous! What a great way to add interest to the the strip of aqua! I have this embossing strip and haven't used it in ages. Time to get it out and use it again!!

Andrea M said...

So very pretty Lisa! Love the chevron background. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

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