Monday, August 26, 2013

Two for One - MFT Sketch & Color Throwdown #256

Lately I've been combining the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge with the Color Throwdown and I've done the same again this week. The Color Throwdown combos tend to push me in the direction of a flowery, feminine card more often than not. While pretty, flowery cards are fun to create, OWH always has a need for some cards that would work for either gender, so this week I actually created two cards using the sketch.

This is a really pretty color combo and the sketch is so versatile that turning into a more gender neutral thank you card was easy. I forced myself to flip it too. Sometimes I find if settle on one or two set parameters (in this case... not feminine and the sketch in a  horizontal position) before I begin it helps me to solidify a design more easily while still leaving room for creativity.

Here is the sketch and color palette. My Favorite Things posts a new sketch on their blog each Wednesday and the Color Throwdown Challenges run from Wednesday to Monday. Both blogs have great Design Teams with tons of inspiration to get you started.

Happy Crafting!

"Miss You"
STAMPS: Pretty Poppies (MFT)
INKS: Sour Apple (MFT), Elegant Eggplant (Stampin Up)
PAPER: Bazzill Solids (Michael's)
DIES: Poppies & Leaves, Scalloped Ribbon Border, Blueprints 1 - Stitched Ribbon (MFT) 
OTHER: Raffia Green, Lime Green Rhinestones (Michael's)

"Thanks You're the Best"
STAMPS: Sending Thanks (MFT)
INKS: Steel Blue, Wild Cherry & Black Licorice (MFT)
PAPER: Recollections Solids & Polka Dot (Michael's), Book Page
OTHER: Jute Twine &  Silver Brad (Michael's)
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.


Penny Ward said...

Your cards are spot on for the challenges. Always love all the little extras you add to your cards. The torn page is so striking on the Thanks card.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards Paula! Love the postage theme and the pretty poppy! Thanks for joining along with MFT :)

Joan Ervin said...

What a great sketch and I love your pretty flower with the blingy center!!! The thank you card is wonderful, too!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Amy Rohl said...

Wow! Great trio of cards, Paula!

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