Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cards from Color Combinations

Two sites that I love and often visit for challenges and inspiration are Two Peas in a Bucket and Birds of a Feather Kit Co.  Both had color challenges this past weekend and I played along.

Birds of a Feather posted this photo for its color challenge:

I love yellow, orange and pink together, but this isn't a combination I often use on layouts.  One of the perils of being a mom to a boy.....But I thought I could easily work this combination into a card.


I added a bit of blue to ground the card a bit.  Papers are Echo Park. Chipboard is October Afternoon.  Twine is from The Twinery.

The challege at Two Peas this weekend was to pull together these colors into a project:

I thought this was a really fun color combination:  sherbert-y brights and a deep black. For a challenge with this many colors, I decided simple would be best. I modeled my design from several projects I've seen with butterflies sewn down a column. Love that look. Laura Bassen, in particular, made a sweet card similar to this that I saw on Pinterest.

I posted my take on this color combo on Sunday, using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, papers from various Cosmo Cricket collections and a bit of stitching:


A happy surprise awaited me yesterday at Two Peas.  Of the 658 projects uploaded to Two Peas in the last 24 hours, the butterfly card was the voted as the most liked.

The card also made the top three most bookmarked projects:
 Sometimes, it really pays to go simple!

24 comments:

  1. great work and i just love those colors!!

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  2. These are BOTH GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeee the colors and loving the butterflies on the second one!!! And CONGRATS on the 2p's shout out's!! That's AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. You do the BEST cards!!!! Love the butterfly one~beautiful work on BOTH cards!!!

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  4. love the colors! both cards are very pretty!

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  5. Very nice! I especially love the butterflies :)

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  6. Love both of your cards Izzy!

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  7. Very cute cards. Makes me excited for spring.

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  8. Gorgeous cards! And those butterflies are really stunning! :) Great job!

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  9. These are both so fresh and pretty, Izzy! I can see why the butterfly card was at the top of the list on 2Peas. It's beautiful!

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  10. They are beautiful! Of course you were voted tops!!

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  11. Gorgeous cards...love the colors!

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  12. I think you did a great job on both the challenges, and the cards! Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

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  13. That's FAB that the butterfly card got voted tops! Congrats :)
    Love both your takes on the color challenges! I hear on the color combinations - another mom of boys! LOL!!

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  14. I can see why it got top votes--great card! Love the color combo!

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  15. Love the cards and the color combos. Great job! I need to check out that challenge on TwoPeas. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  16. Great job on the cards!!! They are fantastic

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  17. Great cards and congrats on the honor!

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  18. I believe in simple...simple is my style and your card is absolutely amazing! I love it!

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  19. congrats on your project being most liked! I love it. Color combos are so fun to play with!!

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  20. Oh, I admired that card on 2 peas!!!
    CongratulAtions. They are both lovely.

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  21. I can see how you managed such distinction. Both of those cards are gorgeous!

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  22. Both cards are so beautiful but the butterflies one is FABULOUS!!,big congrats on being featured!

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  23. Wonderful cards, Izzy! Yes, that butterfly card is "simply" the BEST!

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  24. Both of these cards are lovely! You know I love simple, graphic stuff and the butterfly card totally rocks.

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