(vintage: masked and misted book paper, battenburg flower, postage stamps; patterned paper: basic grey, pink paislee, mme; digi stuffs: house of three "spring junque"; pearl flourish: prima; loose pearls: kaiser; tissue tape: tim holtz; brad: my mind's eye; stickers: ka nd co, sticko; white glossy cardstock: ranger; border punch: martha stewart; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, scotch gluestick, gluedots)
because, whereas i absolutely ♥LOVE♥ all three challenges i combined... which were city crafter's "ticket to ride" (use at least one ticket AND a mode of transportation in your design):
the beautiful, soft, summery current palettte at color throwdown (#194):
somehow, i think that i got so over-focused on trying to meet the various requirements that i sort of, in the words of my new blogging friend gini, "forgot to ensure it made a pleasing looking card."* yeah. that's totally what happened here. :)
there are some things i really like about this one, though: the strips of tissue tape which make up the pennant-shaped bit of the sketch; the fact that i used up a lot of little leftover bits and bobs; and, especially, test-driving a set of colors i might not have thought of otherwise. so i'm gonna chalk this one up as a triumph of experimentation-- if not design-- and move on to the next thing!
happy weekend, darlings! ♥