Saturday, May 12, 2018

Freshly Made Sketch for a Color Throwdown

This card is for two challenges, Freshly Made Sketches 336 and Color Throwdown 492.

I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out.  I was aiming for a more masculine card and this leans that way.  

While the sketch didn't take me but a second to work out, I struggled with the color challenge all week.  Yellow is my least favorite color, and therefore the hardest for me to use.  Because yellow is such a mental block, I try to take on challenges using this color occasionally.  I have to admit, I kept returning to Amy Rohl's sample card for inspiration.  It's simply "Fabulous".

This card is size A6.  Stamps: Clearly Besotted Sunburst and Reverse Confetti Celebrations.  Inks: Altenew Fresh Lemon and Ruby Red (and let me just say these inks are so nice to work with) along with Mama Elephant Moonlight, sentiment is Hero Arts white pigment.  Card stock: SU! Yoyo Yellow and Basic Grey.  The enamel dots are My Minds Eye.  Die by Memory Box.  I think that covers it.  

Thank you for stopping by.  


  1. fun take on both challenges, carole!

  2. One of my favorite kinds of cards is one that has randomly stamped fun circles! I love how you overcame your aversion to yellow - it looks great here! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I'm glad you're back able to make cards. Your cards are really lovely and an inspiration.

  4. Wonderful take on the sketch and colors! Perfect for a masculine card! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  5. I LOVE it!! Those bursts are so celebratory - and great job using the dreaded yellow! (I agree with you on that.) Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. It's a great card for male or female! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!