Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Challenge That Made My Day

I have been having so much fun with challenges.  They just inspire me to try to new color combinations and layouts.

Today's card was made using the 100th sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

The colors were taken from the ColourQ Challenge #203.  These colors felt like they were inspired by the sea (maybe that bag with images of tropical leaves and frogs has something to do with that).
I used just about every stamp from the By the Tide stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I wanted to create some texture on the various layout elements.  I substituted Old Olive for Lucky Limeade since I didn't have that color.  I used the coral/seaweed stamp in the matching ink color to add some interest to the Old Olive piece.  The fish were also stamped using matching Island Indigo ink and cardstock.  The Pacific Point shell was stamped over the text stamped in Crumb Cake.  The whole thing is brought together by the Early Espresso.  I hope you enjoy this card.
All items Stampin' Up unless noted
Stamp:  By the Tide, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper:  Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Other:  Candy Dots - Neutrals, 1" Circle Punch, Sizzix Circles Dies


  1. Great combination of these colours and that nautical stamp set! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

  2. What a terrific nautical card! I love the images layered over one another! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

  3. This is a fabulous! I love how you've combined these fabulous colours and your choice of stamp sets! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. Great set for the colors, Cindy, love your design! Thanks for p;aying with us at the colourQ.