Kristina's CI#50

This is Kristina Werner's 50th Color Inspiration challenge -- and the first time I've completed a card before the deadline. Here's the inspiration picture with the colors:


And here's my creation:

Sometimes cards come together quickly, but this was definitely not one of those cards! I think I worked on this one for almost 4 hours before I finally got a combination that I liked. I think my husband thought he had lost me to the crafting dungeon forever!


I'm still not sure about the focal point being off-center, though. The engineer in me really likes symmetry, so I challenged myself to try out a different layout in addition to using all those colors. I'd love to hear what you think...


supplies used (SU! unless noted otherwise):
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stamps: defining alphabet, eastern blooms
ink: whisper white craft ink, so saffron marker, real red marker, chocolate chip marker
paper: whisper white, so saffron, real red, tempting turquoise, chocolate chip
other: medium corner rounder (EK Success); texture plate (Fiskars); yellow seam binding (MS)

15 comments:

Kathleen said...

Your card turned out so cute! I know what you mean about cards taking forever sometimes! You have some great cards here---love your clean style. Your notecards are really cute!!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

wow structual engineer to stamper....what a fun switch! Your card is adorable! Good luck in the picks! Hugs~Donna

Coraline said...

So lovely! you did a great job, was a tuff challenge uh?

Good luck :)

Winter said...

Such a cute little card!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oooh, I love your card for the challenge. You pulled the colors together so perfectly! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed perusing through yours. :) Beautiful work!

Deanna said...

Beautiful... I love what you did for this challenge!

Tracee, Peter, Hayden, Campbell and Bridie said...

that is a beautiful card - I like the off centre look myself, although I find I always end up with the focus to the right - maybe being left handed?!

Dana said...

Your card is wonderful! Don't worry about the focal point being off-center - I learned from a photography class that this is sometimes even more eye pleasing. You did a great job!

Courtney Baker said...

This does look great! I love all of the clean lines. And I love the focal being off center, but that's kind of my style!

Life Made Creations said...

Beautiful card! I love the textured background and the rounded corners. And those little flowers framing the aloha! Great job. And thank you for your kind words on my blog.
Hugs!
Michelle

Sharon said...

Loved this card! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog.

Jennifer L. said...

Hi Amy, I love this card! I didn't do that challenge because I thought it would take me way longer than 4 hours! I'm an engineer also, so your comment about the symmetry hit close to home. Love those stationery sets also. Jennifer

Julia Aston said...

I like the panel off to the left - the cuttling is super and the colors are terrific! great color card for the challenge.

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment!

KatieTurtle said...

Hi Amy,

I love your style! You left such sweet comments on mine that I have nominated you for a Lemonade stand award. You can get the details on my blog! http://leftsidecrafts.blogspot.com/

sideoats + scribbles said...

I totally missed this card for the challenge -- LOVE what you did! :)