Sunday, June 6, 2010

Well, it's different!

What more can I say? Definitely out of my comfort zone as far as colour and pattern are concerned. I had this digi image which was a freebie, I've seen it as lovely cards by others on MSE and I just had to use it. It made me think of poppies but for some reason I didn't want to do red, then I found this paper and was delighted the shape of the flowers were a virtual match, so that set the colour theme. The spotty and stripey papers were part of the same set and I decided to use them to tone it down a bit. Then, in my stash I found the perfect ribbon but I still wasn't happy. Something was missing and it was all down to the colour. Just in time the postie brought my MSE card swap prize from the lovely Sarah - what gorgeous goodies there were, and lo and behold a blue flower which I thought was perfect to lift this card. Then some Card Candy coloured with my turqoise Promarker, some peel off spots got the same treatment and were stuck around the edge of the scalloped circle and I'm still not sure. Maybe it needs a sentiment, I'll have a think! Maybe I should stick within my comfort zone but it's good to do something different from time to time.


These colours fit into the theme for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday so I'd like to enter it into the following:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #115 - Colour Combo - Black, Orange, Blue
Charisma Cardz Challenge #22 - Flowers

Recipe:
6" x 6" card base from stash
DP from Summertime Designs Dreamsicle (freebie set)
Digi image was a freebie from Sketching Stamper, coloured with Promarkers
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards coloured with Promarkers
Flowers from Sarah
Ribbon from QVC

14 comments:

bunbun2 said...

gorgeous card! I love the colours, they work so well together and match the papers. I think it is perfect as it is!xx

Antonia said...

Maybe you should stay out of your comfort zone 'cos that card is great.I love the way you have matched everythig :) x

alee81 said...

this card needs nothing else it's lovely x

Happy Days said...

Wow - I've just spent a good five minutes examining the papers and image and would swear they were part of a set! Fantastic card - well worth taking yourself out of your comfort zone. x

hassy said...

That is lovely, the papers are fab and work really well with the image.. it's a loverly card.. :D Christine x

The Wife said...

Smashing how you've pulled it altogether and a super colour combo as well. The image is from Sketching Stamper Digi-Stamps by Chris Dark, I love her stuff!

flourgirl said...

Its a beautiful card Susan, I think you should step out of your comfort zone more often lol Fab layout and gorgeous papers xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

Ohhhh I used that image earlier for the cute card thursday (not blogged yet) yours is lovely xx

Marg said...

I think your card is lovely & needs nothing else. I've used that image before (I also thought poppies!)and must try to find the paper. x

Glennis said...

Lovely card Susan I like how you have put it all together. BTW what is MSE?

Rusty said...

Wow this is so pretty! definately worth stepping out of your comfort zone! x

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

Hi Glennis. I don't have a way of getting in touch with you so hopefully you'll come back for the answer to your question. MSE is the Money Saving Expert forum, there is a cardmaking thread on there and we have card swaps (through Crafty Place) and challenges.

Rainmac said...

What a gorgeous card, love the bright colours xxx

Angie said...

Fab card - I didn't think to colour card candy with promarkers so I have learnt something today!!!!