Saturday, June 23, 2012

Confetti Wishes


Aside from a surprise visit from my friend and her new baby, I spent most of today in the Craft Cave.  How blissful! Especially as the humidity is really kicking in outside and it's been rather grey all day.  Blah!  A good day for hiding out.  


I decided to play along with the latest ColourQ challenge.  I was initially inspired by the graphic design on the bag but as seems to be the usual case these days I ended up going in a totally different direction.  I made a flower using one of the petals (butterfly wings?) from PTI's Modern Basics and dressed up the PTI sentiment with some matching confetti.  This was a tricky colour palette as 3 of the colours are retired.  Crushed Curry is the only one of the three I have so I had to substitute the Soft Sky and Cameo Coral.  Why does SU retire colours anyway?  Aside from it being a good way to get AR/OC people like me to buy up enough product to last me a lifetime!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, coral) Bazzill, (Light blue) Pacon, (Island Indigo, Crushed Curry) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Petal from Modern Basics, Sentiment from Think Big Favourites #7) PTI

Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Island Indigo) Stampin' Up


Punches:  (1/2" circle punch) Marvy Uchida, (5/16" & 1/8" hole punches) McGill

17 comments:

Brandi said...

This is so cute! I love the polka dots!

Ardyth said...

Fun! I love your pin-wheel flower!

lostinpaper said...

Your confetti is such a wonderful idea Jen! Love the card!

Joyce said...

What a fun card. I love your confetti. It does seem like a bummer to have retired colors. I only have PTI colors, so I am always scrounging up a match. Looks like you have always managed, however.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen this is a fantastic card!

~amy~ said...

fun card..love the added confetti!

onecraftymama said...

I think you already hit the nail on the head - AR/OC folks who HAVE TO stock up make for good sales :)
This is sweet! I love how you can create flowers out of so many elements - my brain just doesn't do that! The confetti's my favourite part :)

Karen B. said...

Such a clever use of that stamp. I have it somewhere, buried, I think I should pull it out again after seeing your fun creation.

Lynn said...

Love how you stretched your dies...so cool looking Jen...and yes I have the new colors from SU...I have issues :)

Jen said...

Love the pinwheel and confetti! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

JJ Bolton said...

Totally fun design! Confetti always makes me happy:) Such a great use of the modern basics stamp!

I only have a few SU colors, and they always seem to be the wrong ones for the challenge! When I first started stamping, I used to wonder why anyone would need so many ink pads. Don't ask me how many I have now:)

Hope you are doing well!

Lindsey said...

I think you've nailed it as far as SU and retiring colours. Well, that and the whole limited time only cachet. :D
What a fun way to use the PTI stamp -- especially with the confetti!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Jen, love your flower! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

so nice to see you having time to create beautiful cards again, hopefully this means your head is back to normal ... went and picked up a few more packets of pineapple lumps for luis today ;)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

This is just the sweetest thing ... Love how you used a tricky colou combo! Why don't my attempts look like this? Gorgeous, Jen! Hgs xxx

Maureen Morton said...

You used this sort of odd color combo with such fun, Jen! It wasn't until I read your description that I understood this was a flower - I saw a "whirly-gig" (at least that is what we call them)! Spinning with fun.

Jenny said...

Now I have a vision of your craft cave swamped in coloured cardstock!! haha
Clever way to make the petals from Modern basics...great shape :0)
Jenny x