Friday, July 20, 2012

PDCC141 and RetroSketches 20

I was quite taken with sketch 20 at RetroSketches this week.  It had a lot of white space, which I love, but also a lot of elements to put together, which scared me. :)  I determined last night to give it a go, and I chose to use the lovely, soft colors of PlayDate Cafe 141.

This is what I ended up with:



Unfortunately for me, when I went to post my card, the challenge at RetroSketches had already closed.  Oops.  Oh well.  I'm still fairly pleased with the result and all those elements really gave my brain a creative workout. :)

Supplies:
Paper: PTI white
Stamps: PTI happy hexagons, mega mixed messages
Ink: Memento cantaloupe, Versamagic pink grapefruit,
Other: hemp cord, corner rounder, Cuttlebug embossing folder, flowers by Recollections

Beautiful Inspiration:



19 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Oh Ann, This is really beautiful, all the elements brought together are magical, I love it, xxx

Lynn said...

All kinds of gorgeousness. I love the white space and the beautiful pastels.

onecraftymama said...

Argh! So disheartening to miss a linky deadline! I absolutely love how all the elements came together. The flowers are the perfect addition, and the white-on-white is really gorgeous :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Ann this is super gorgeous! I hate you missed the linky! (I do that ALL the time - LOL!) Thank you so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches, though & I hope you'll be back next week!

shirley-bee said...

This is so pretty, Ann, love it!

Judy1223 said...

Ann, this is simply GORGEOUS! I love the soft, feminine feel to this...and I love the hexagons. You should consider entering it into the hexagon challenge at the Moxie Fab World, too!

Patrice said...

Great take on the color scheme - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/07/52-card-pickup-week-29.html

Rosemary said...

your card is so beautiful, ann!! (i was quite taken with the sketch, too!)

Deborah Frings said...

I really like your take on the retrosketch - so very pretty with so much texture too! I love the little hexagons.

Barb said...

beautiful!!! I think it's a perfect take on the sketch...you should be very pleased! Lovely :)

Jenny said...

Oh that's a shame Ann that you missed the deadline, it's a beautiful card..... I found the sketch to busy for my liking but I love how you've interpreted it with the gorgeous colour palette :0)
Jenny x

lostinpaper said...

Oh, this is soooo pretty! Love those sweet flowers and hexagons of colour!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ann, darling, we all declare your card the Winner By A Mile!! You very clearly and very cleverly nailed it! That challenge scared the crap out of me and it's wonderful to see a perfect rendition of the design. Yum.

Katina said...

WOW!!! Ann this is stunning! I love how you've tackled that impossible sketch, lol! The colours are gorgeous too.
xx

Faith A said...

What a shame you missed the challenge, never mind you are a winner to your followers anyway, LOVE love the card

Jen W. said...

Love how you used the white strips to add the layers without it feeling cluttered!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Even if the sketch challenge had closed already, you were highly inspired by it and it is FABULOUS! I'm glad you played along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so pretty! LOVE the way these soft pastels really shine off your embossed/white background! LOVE! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Karen Nutkins said...

This is gorgeous. I love it.