Timeless Talk Hello - PPA178 Color Challenge

Hello and Happy Thursday to you! It's time for another Pals Paper Arts Challenge...a color challenge this week and I think the designers have chosen a beautiful combination!

Isn't this combination dreamy?

I love these colors! As soon as I saw them I knew that Crisp Cantaloupe would be my primary color, followed by Early Expresso and then just a few pops of Summer Starfruit...and I immediately thought of the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper-it would work perfectly for this color combination. A quick search through my pinterest board of sketch layouts and I had the perfect layout

If you would have told me yesterday that the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper could be soft and feminine I probably would have laughed...but these three patterned papers together do exactly that!

I love this stamp set Timeless Talk and I think that the image and the patterns in the paper are from the same era so they compliment each other wonderfully...hmmm...that's got to be the wonderful designers at Stampin' Up! again, doing their job beautifully so that projects come together in a snap!

Here's another view...aren't those rhinestones just the PERFECT accent for this card?!?

Thank you for stopping by and as always, I love your comments...they keep me inspired!

Stampin Supplies: 

Stamps: Timeless Talk (126607)

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe (131298), Early Expresso (119686), Summer Starfruit (126839), Very Vanilla (101650) Cardstock; Soho Subway (130140) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Early Expresso (1126974) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Big Shot (113439); Circles Collection Framelits (130911); Stampin' Trimmer (126889); Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049); Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324)

Timeless Thank You - PPA172 Sketch Challenge

Before I jump into today's post I want to thank the Diane Roberts of the Pals Paper Arts design team for choosing my entry last week as a Pals Artists Pick! I'm just tickled to be chosen!!! If you wish, you can see my card here.

Today's post is a new Pals Paper Arts challenge, this week it's a sketch challenge by the wonderful Margaret Moody:

I must admit to a bit of trepidation with this sketch, there are SIX layers here and I'm a pretty clean and simple kind of girl :) But I thought and thought about it and came up with a way to follow the sketch and still stay true to my own style. And that is exactly why I participate in challenges...they get me out of my comfort zone and push me to grow creatively!

Here's my interpretation of the sketch:

I kept a lot of white space and used simple clean lines. But not too simple! I used banners, rounded corner and color for visual interest. 

There is no rhyme or reason to the color palette...I knew I wanted to use this chevron pattern in Soft Sky (I came across it several days ago and it called to me). The other colors, Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals and Night of Navy were a whim but I'm really pleased with the result!

Here's another view. I tried to add candy dots but they actually detracted from the effect. I think the card is perfect without jewelry this time...perhaps the bright colors are the jewelry...what do you think?

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Timeless Talk (126607)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Primrose Petals (126841), Night of Navy (100867), Soft Sky (131203) Cardstock; Subtles (130135) Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Night of Navy (126970) Classic Stampin' Pad

Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments: None

Thanks for stopping by!