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Sunday, 20 July 2014

A Little Kindness -- Two challenges

I love the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  The images work so beautifully together.  I wanted to use all the colours for the ColourQ challenge and found this stamp set allowed me to do so without any problems at all.

First of all I began with a base cardstock of Basic Black.  On top of that I adhered a layer of Coastal Cabana which I first embossed with my Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Then, using the sketch for the Seize the Sketch #24 challenge, I made a smaller, diagonally leaning layer with Basic Black and a piece from the Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Paper.  That provided the Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral for the colour challenge.  My final layer was smaller yet and, again, had a layer of Basic Black followed by a layer of Whisper White which I had stamped using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, and Black Memento ink.

I used my Bitty Butterfly punch to cut out the Crisp Cantaloupe butterfly and placed that on top of the larger Coastal Cabana butterfly using a Glue Dot.  To finish off the butterflies, I added three rhinestones which I had coloured using my Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.


This is the sketch from the Seize the Sketch Challenge:


And these are the colours from the ColourQ Challenge #250:

14 comments:

  1. This is really pretty! The black mats really make everything pop. Striking!

    Thanks for joining us at Seize The Sketch!

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    1. Thanks so much, Colleen. I loved the way the black framed all the colours in the photo and so thought it would be perfect for the card.

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  2. This is so very lovely. You've used these colors beautifully. Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Seize the Sketch!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jen. I really enjoyed making the card work for both challenges.

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  3. This is such a pretty card! I love the colours and how you accented them with black! This stamp set is on my wishlist! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lesley. I absolutely love the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. It's amazingly versatile.

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  4. Beautiful card -- I love the colors you used! Thanks for joining in at STS~

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. I really enjoyed your challenge.

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  5. Yep, the black really makes these colors pop off your card, and what a gorgeous card it is!

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    1. Thank you very much, Chris. I really enjoyed using these colours.

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  6. Love how you've used the sketch - the black matting makes it all pop beautifully and I love how you've used all the colours. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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    1. Thanks so much, Claire. I loved the sketch. The card just came together like it wanted to be created.

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  7. Gorgeous! Yes, the black matting adds a great touch!

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    1. Thank you, Miwa. It makes the colours "pop", doesn't it?

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