Saturday, November 23, 2013

peace love and happiness




I posted this on FB yesterday...I'm trying really hard to use what I have!


I'm super fortunate to work part-time so I have Friday's off.  They are the start to my crafty weekend.  Although I always tell myself I should do my 'chores' first...well, that isn't necessarily how things roll :)

I had fun with what I think are classic Paper Smooches:


I think Friendly Flowers and Pretty Phrases were some of my earliest Paper Smooches purchases!

I'm a huge fan of non-traditional Christmas cards and this will go into my sparse collection.  I definitely need to get in gear with mass production!

I used the Gelatos to color the blooms.


The ink splashes?  
Imagine Crafts/Fireworks/Bahama Blue  
(my new FAV ♥♥♥)

Isn't it wonderfully bright, vibrant and wow?!

The grid paper is ala A Muse.

Something that I find to be a challenge are color combos.  Do you notice that I don't tend to play along with those as much?  There are some AWESOME challenge blogs that sling out thee most delish color combos but it makes me f  r  e  a  k   o  u  t!

You may or may not remember that I was on the Play Date Cafe design team.  Such an awesome team but WHEW, that would always challenge my crafty side.  Basic Grey paper pads were my best friend.  Patting myself on the back that today's card was not the case.  I had fun!

So, yes, I am playing with the Paper Smooches Sparks





The Paper Smooches Sparks team is such an inspiration...

Along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge:



Love seeing how Design Teams tackle the same challenge so differently!  

So.much.inspiration

37 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love that fireworks blue too! I am also trying t use what I have on hand..(so why do I hoard the Washi?) I know, I know... LOL. So why do I have alot of fireworks and not used them, because I need AMY T to show me I need to break them out, that's why!!!!

Love this as I am in a Kraft frame of mind too lately!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

PS have a great crafty weekend!

itsallrosi said...

these came out great!

Lynn said...

I love the non-traditional colors for a Christmas card. Beautiful Amy!

Laurel said...

Very pretty!

cm said...

Fabulous card; wonderful colours for a Christmas card! Like you, I run the other direction from colour challenges. My ink stash is to blame, as I have like, oh...five colours! Have a fabulous crafting weekend! If you have a great 'mass produce' project, please share: ideas desperately needed :)
c

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh fun, I have a couple of those gelatos (not very many colors), but perhaps somewhere in that messy space I call my craft desk... I could find 'em??

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous!! I love love love the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!

Ang said...

Beautiful card, love your vibrant flowwers.
Ang

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the bright coloring from the gelatos! Wonderful card!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love what you did with the Gelato's and I do remember when you were on that design team.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Love your card - it's so fesh and fun and you certainly nailed the colour challenge.
Caroline xxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Amy! I would never have known that you were intimidated by colour challenges, you always use colour so well! :-)

Annette Allen said...

wow totally gorgeous...

karen h said...

Wonderful card - love the bright colors!

Rose said...

fab card :)

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE the colours & your FAB, FAB card :)

Janice said...

Love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Karenladd said...

Ooh, love the non-traditional look and the take on that color challenge!

June Houck said...

Super fun non-traditional card. My collection is sparse too...actually nonexistent...I gotta kick it in high gear too!

Shannon J said...

I would not guess for a second that you struggle with the colour challenges! This came together SO beautifully! I love the gelato coloured flowers and LOVE the ink splashes - a perfect, and I mean PERFECT finishing touch!

Morag said...

Love how bold and bright this is!

Lynnda said...

I must try gelatos too!!!

Loving this bright coloring!!! Beautiful card Sista.... hugs...x

Joni Andaya said...

What a FABULOUS take on the sketch Amy!!! Love how you colored the flowers... Beautiful!!!

Ruth G said...

Love it. The colors are perfect and I love the touch of grid paper and blue splatters! TFS!

Sylvia said...

Love what you did with your gelatos, Amy, might have to find some to play with! LOL! Any excuse to get something new. Love the flowers for sure.

Audrey Pettit said...

Love, love this card! So loving that sentiment in black on the kraft base, and the pop of color from the flowers and splatter is amazing. The gelatos do such a fun job of coloring. I think you totally nailed the color combo challenge, my friend! Awesome!

Trinh said...

Love those pretty flowers!

Jessi Fogan said...

Colour challenges give me the heebie-jeebies too! I always feel like I have to use ALL THE COLOUR and they never look balanced. This one is perfect! And who does chores before fun stuff? Not me :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOVE how you used those colors with the gelatos and that Fireworks for the splashes! I cannot wait to try that product:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you play along this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

big love here, fabulous job with the layout!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very vibrant, very 'wow'!

Beverley said...

Instant LOVE! Hugs Bev x

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! Those coloured flowers look amazing!

Betty said...

Great take on the sketch, Amy. And I love the way you use Gelatos. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

Michelle said...

Oh..... those are some beautiful blooms! Lovely!

Kim S said...

I have a set of Gelatos that just stare at me because I am afraid of them!!! It's such a beautiful look on your flowers - such rich colors - and they pop beautifully on the kraft.