Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pool Party Papillon

Hey y'all!  It's another rainy day here, but I got the kiddo down for a nap so hopefully that means some good crafty time as soon as I finish washing dishes.  In the meantime though, I have a card for you!

The card base is the brand new Lemon Lime Twist, which is super bright and I'm a little surprised how popular it's been with other demos.  I mean, I love it, but I love bright colors and green in particular.  Looking forward to exploring some color combinations with this one.  Oh, if you click on the photo to see it larger, you can see that I stamped the sentiment in both Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Gray, offset from each other just a smidge to get a shadow effect.  Can you call it a shadow effect if the "shadow" is Lemon Lime Twist?

Anyway, I turned to this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

I wish I'd made my square element a little smaller; sometimes it's tough to find the line between letting a sentiment breathe and having it get lost on a panel that's too big for it.  Dangit.  I didn't have time to redo it yesterday because Ryan was waking up from his nap as I was finishing this card.

There's a butterfly on it, so once again I can enter this over at the Paper Players:

I still have some layers on my card, but lots of open space on the card front.  I intentionally left the card base un-stamped to make it more CAS.

The color combo is from Retro Rubber:

I used Lemon Lime Twist, Wisteria Wonder, and Pool Party for my colors, since I thought those would be closest to the photo.  Maybe Baja Breeze would have been closer for the blue color, but I was using all current colors.  So for my "retro" part of this challenge, I've had both Papillon Potpourri and Petite Petals since 2012 or so I think.  Suite Sentiments is, of course, from earlier this year but I think the other two make up for it ;) plus I just wanted to use it at least once more before it retires.

Okay kids, time for me to get to work in the craft room.  The hubs says he'll be home from work early today, and he has tomorrow AND Monday off, so maybe I'll get lots of crafty time in the next few days since someone else is here to help with bottle feedings and diaper changes, haha!  Hope you have a great weekend, y'all.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Petite Petals, Suite Sentiments
Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Basic Gray
Paper:  Lemon Lime Twist, Wisteria Wonder, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

I think the spacing is fine. I like it.

Yes, that green is vibrant. Wow!

Nice card!

Jaydee said...

Great way to combine the challenges and I love the green and the violet together and how you grouped your elements together. So glad you joined us at the paper Players this week

Jan Clothier said...

I think you can definitely call it a shadow, even if it's Lemon-Lime Twist. The shadowing is fantastic as it gives subtle, yet significant, depth to the greeting. I don't think you've cut the panel too big - the sentiment does, as you say, breathe in it. I like it. And you've used my favourite butterfly! Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber with this lovely offering.

Linda Callahan said...

Well this card is perfect with the lime green and soft gray! Love it! Great combo of challenges! Glad you shared it at FMS!

laurie said...

How cute! Love the pretty colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

PJ said...

Your card fits all the challenges wonderfully.. I like bright colors, but I honestly don't know how to use them to well. I think you did a fantastic job with it.

Debbie Mageed said...

Great job combining some great challenges, Christy! I have always loved these stamp sets and bringing new life with new colors just makes me appreciate them more. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber! I always love seeing what you make for us.

Jen Mitchell said...

Great colors! I love how that Lemon Lime Twist works with the other colors. I'm anxious to see that color in real life. I wonder if it can replace Kiwi Kiss in my affections! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Christine Traversa said...

Such an inspiring card! Love the CAS design!❤️

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Christy always good to see you in the Retro Rubber gallery. I love that bright lime colour too. Your card is lovely, I really love the butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

Neva Cole said...

Very pretty card that does a great job with all of the challenges. Thanks for playing along with us a Retro Rubber!