Sunday, May 17, 2009

Color And Sketch Challenge

For today's card I combined the latest Raspberry Suite Color Challenge
and the latest CPS sketch challenge.

I love making stripes with baby wipes especially in those luscious sherbet summer colors (OK, the aqua may not be a real sherbet color, but it certainly is in the same family :o). I used that for the larger background layer. I mixed up my own batch of a pseudo aqua mist and also mixed cameo coral with regal rose to better approximate the berry sorbet color.
I used the flip flops from my Sparkling Summer stamp set, since they are as summery as the colors. I wanted to color them aqua but my Copic order hasn't come yet to match the PTI colors, so I decided to play mad scientist and mix up a batch of my own. I mixed about 10 parts Cool Caribbean with 1 part Kiwi Kiss and diluted it with some drips of water. I think it came out pretty darn close.

For the dotted strip I used my Crop-A Dial to punch the white strip and then layered it over the berry sorbet. Then I realized that I had buttons in the challenge colors (or awfully close) so I added those to get some height on the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

{Thanks card supplies}
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (PTI), Sparkling Summer (SU! retired)
Paper: (All PTI) Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, white
Ink (All SU!): Cool Caribbean (retired), Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Regal Rose
Technique: Baby Wipe Stripes
Embellies: PTI vintage buttons in melon berry, dark chocolate and aqua mist


  1. Very cute! I love the striped background! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. So summery! Love the combination! Great job combining the challenges!

  3. Super fun flip flops and I adore your border and sentiment on your main image. Way to rock the color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  4. CUTE! How clever are your stripes! Love what you did with that CPS sketch.

  5. CUTE CUTE CUTE! I love the stripes! Such a FUN summery card!

  6. What a great idea! Love how you made the frame around the image!

  7. Cool Card
    How do you do the Baby Wipe Stripe? Do you need glossy cardstock?