Thursday, March 26, 2009

Color Throwdown - 2 Cards - 2 Sketch challenges


Hi Everyone,

Have you guys seen the yummy colors over at the Color Throwdown? The color challenge this week is purely pomegrante, tangerine tango and kiwi kiss - aren't they just beautiful together?

The ladies at the Color Throwdown have some beautiful samples and I couldn't wait to play along. I used Julee's beautiful Mojo 
Monday Sketch challenge #79 for inspiration. This was such a beautiful sketch and a yummy color challenge!
The only thing is that I made this card last night... and what looked like a color closer to purely pomegranate... turned out to be more purple in the light of day... oh well.. 
 
I absolutely love Taylor's newest stamp set Branching Out - and so I pulled it out and went a little whimsy on it :) The tree bark is embossed with Versamark and Polysparkle EP on a magenta-ish cardstock. I put little dots for the tree as though leaves with Orange stickles. The birds are paper pieced together with a little bit of stickles on their wings. The sentiment reads: Your friendship is a blessing.

I have to say, that I loved making this card - it was just so much fun to paper piece, emboss and cut out that tree... it is definitely therapeutic to craft....

Here is a close up of the tree and birds -- you can see the embossing of the tree better and also some of the polysparkle EP :)



Card details:
Paper: K & Company for the green, DCVW for the magenta and the orange is Ambrosia (Basic Grey)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Versa Mark (polysparkle EP)
Stamps: Branching Out stamp set from Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Orange stickles, liquid pearls, Crystal Stickles, ribbon, corner rounder


2nd Card using these same yummy colors from the Color Throwdown


I loved these colors so much that I created a second card. Seriously - I love these colors so much - they just look delicious!! There is something about the orange and the green and the pomegrante colors together ... I guess it kind of reminds me of India - just bright and fun colors!

For the second card, I used Laura's awesome sketch #22 from 2 Sketches 4 You. I loved the small box on the side and wanted to made it a half circle. I used the same stamp set as above and went more pomegrante than purple on this card. I just adore this stamp set - it was fun to go whimsy and create different colored trees and birds and scenes.... the best thing was that it was so much fun to create. I cut out a half circle, added some grass from DP and then created the sky using Pebbles Chalks (pearlescent chalks).

 

Here is a close up  of the tree and the liquid pearls:


Card details:
Paper: K & Company and scrap stash
Ink: Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie 
Stamps: Branching Out stamp set from Taylored Expression
Accessories: ribbon, liquid pearls, stickles, CM creative memories, Martha punch (mini scallop), markers, Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks


Thank you so much for visiting my little corner!
Hope you are all having a lovely day!

Ciao for now,
Sankari

35 comments:

Regan said...

You are so talented!!! The cards are beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, the bright colors on these are just FANTASTIC, girl! Wow!

Deanna said...

These are amazing! Wow wow wow!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Beautiful Sankari!!!! Beautiful Cards... the colours are just GORGEOUS... so bright and happy. I always know where to come to brighten up my day.

Sarah
xxx

Libby Hickson said...

OH MY GOSH I just LOVE both of these!! They are completely gorgeous, and so much FUN!!! Wow.

thescrapmaster said...

I love all your swirls on the trees!! Those cards are so adorable!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so beautiful! I just love that purple tree... totally makes me smile. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)

gale said...

Gorgeous! You've done so many amazing things with this set!

travelingmama said...

Seriously, WOW! These are AMAZING!!! Love them both!

Michelle said...

The cards Sankari are fabulous! I know it's been awhile since I've posted and now that I'm back into the groove and can't believe how much I've missed. Beautiful!

Cat said...

Too cute!

The Mama Monkey said...

I love these colors together! Just stunning cards! Perfect amt of bling and everything! See, I never would have thought to make swirls in the tree. You just have a perfect eye for it.

Laura Davis said...

Oh WOW this is stunning Sankari! I LOOOOVE all the detail! Great work:) Thanks for playing at 2SY!
Laura

Tammy Hershberger said...

Shawnie, your AWE-mazing! These are gorgeous! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

~dawne said...

Oh my word...these are incredible. I can only imagine how long these take? The colors are so vibrant!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome stuff you have here!!! tfs!!
-t

Berdien said...

What a beautiful card !!! I love them both !!

Ila said...

I love this one, one of my favorites.:)

Kisa Peters said...

Wow! These are FANTASTIC! It's been a while - I need to make more time for blog surfing!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!! You made excellent use of these colors! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you back next time!

Naomi said...

Oooh,,, glitter glitter EVERYWHERE! I LOVE the bright splash of purple on the first card, and the shiny on the birds wings. I will have to get some of that. Your talent never ceases to astound me.

Ann said...

Ohhhhh, my! Sankari, your cards are truly works of art. I am so amazed by your talent!

Savitri said...

WOWSER, lady. You went above and beyond!!! These cards are just GORGEOUS! I'm not sure which I love more. BOTH!!! I'd take both :P

dpkennedy said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous! Your designs are wonderful, and I LOVE the layout of the second card! The texture and design with the liquid pearls is fantastic too! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

kazan said...

Man oh man Sankari you are cranking out the gorgeousness!
Congrats on being one of the Fab 5! + 5
Hugs
Kazan

jo said...

Both great cards but just love the one for 2S4Y!!!

Julie Campbell said...

Oh my GOSH! My jaw just dropped to the floor! Your card for 2 Sketches is AMAZING! WOW! Thanks for playing along with the sketch!

Helen said...

Oh wow - your cards are just so gorgeous!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow! I love both your cards!! Great way to use Taylor's cute images and the CTD colors!! Thanks for playing along with us!

Scrap with the soul said...

I love this cards, so espectaculars.
Thanks for sharing your creations.

LeAnne said...

Good heavens, girl, you go all out! These are stunning! My jaw is dropping! Thanks so much for playing!
LeAnne

Donna Baker said...

oh my goodness! I love the bright colors & all the sparkle, you're having WAY too much fun with this set, aren't ya? you ROCK

Heather said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright and cheery colors!

CathyRose said...

Awesome cards, so vibrant and full of energy!

Carol Dunstan said...

both of these are so different but both so great! And there is nothing wrong with purple (though I do love pomegranate!)