Friday, August 20, 2010

i am not sure this fits EITHER of the challenges i was going for!

but i really like it, anyway! first i will show you what i did, and then i will tell you what i was *TRYING* to do, ok?! here is my card:

(patterned paper: sei; cardstock: core'dinations; glossy clipart: anahatakatkin; lotus stamp: studio g; sticky-back canvas: claudine hellmuth; chipboard flourish: fancy pants; paisley embossing folder: cuttlebug; lattice border punch: martha stewart; bling: heidi swapp & recollections; ink: stewart superior, colorbox, ranger & glimmer mist; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)

mari got me my very own studio g lotus stamp (!gracias, m'ija!) which i ♥LOVE♥LOVE♥LOVE♥ and could not wait to use! i stamped it on some sticky-back canvas and "watercolored" it with glimmer mist. i used orange because of this rather awesome color palette from leah over at design dollies:

for some reason, as soon as i see orange and blue, i think india (...not sure WHY...) and i had the cool lotus, which was nice. so let's review: bright orange--check! light blue--yepper! royal blue...ummmmmmm, yeah... that's gone a bit purpley, actually. a sort of blue-ish purple, mebbe??!?! (squint REAAAAAL hard!) (ok, now squint and twirl the color knob on your monitor--there ya go!) ok, yeah. it might be sort of a stretch, but i will leave it to the authorities to rule definitively!

i think you'll agree i did slightly better with kazan's sketch 59 from 2S4Y:

granted, it's a loose interpretation, but at least all the bits are *THERE*!

so let's recap, shall we? color challenge... 2 outta 3; sketch challenge... kinda/sorta; really BOLD indian themed card i would never have made otherwise... priceless!!! :)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous...check!! LOVE this!

  2. What bright, gorgeous colors! So glad you could play with us this week at 2S4Y!

  3. wow! amazing card!! love the beautiful vibrant colors! super card, girl!

  4. sketch- I think it could totally fit kinda. I like where you went with it! I did one for this week too. Yeah! We both did it this week. :)

    colors- TOTALLY dead on in my opinion. The purple is like an off shoot of the blue and totally blends and is MAGNIFICENT! I love it. Its so Indian and very very cool. Love how you combine challenges. :)

  5. I think it's stunning! Fabulous way to use the colors!

  6. your interpretation of both challenges is GORGEOUS
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week

  7. Different and beautiful Lauren. The Lotus looks fantastic...Great design!!

  8. Well, no matter what the 'authorities' say, it's still an amazing card!! I love your design, so attention-grabbing and bold.

  9. HOT! absolutely love the theme, and your fabby new stamp, too! i totally see my colours here, so no worries! you're ALLOWED to stick in some other colour, as long as ours are the predominant ones! and, well, they are, so you get two thumbs up from me! :)

    Dollie love, girlie! hope we can get together soon - whatcha think?


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