Saturday, 25 January 2014

Sketch Challenge Part 2

The second card I made is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The last couple of cards I've made had a darker appearance, so I thought I'd use white as my background this time around. I don't normally go for bright, neon colours but they are all over the web at the moment in design, fashion and papercrafts, so it's seeping into my brain.

I've used the Pantone colour, Radiant Orchid again with its complement, yellow-green.

I've also seen this pointed banner shape around a lot too. I don't have a die to cut this particular design however, all I needed to do was cut out a rectangle first and then trim the bottom off using two sides of a hexagon shaped die. The sewing through the middle of the hearts was done on a machine but as the needle was going through five layers of card, I turned the wheel manually and slowly, rather than use the pedal. I didn't fancy the needle breaking and flying out at me. I tell you, you need a strong wrist to do it.

So put on your dark glasses before gazing upon how bright it turned out.



Stamps: Kanban - Spring Silhouettes

Dies: Spellbinders - Nrested Hearts and Hexagons


kjjc said...

Oo love this. Lovely fresh colours and of course who doesn't like a heart? Great new blog banner too.

Rose said...

LOVE the bright colors and the way you used the hearts :)

alexa said...

Hey, it's great! I do love the sharpness of that green with the raspberry. And a bit of bling never goes amiss :).

wienerhoneymooners said...

Amazingly Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
You really have chosen colors that go together so well, the sequins the crowning touch!

Cindy Lovell said...

Paul,this card is so pretty!!! Beautiful colors and i LOVE the hearts and the sequins!! Great stitching!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your style and appreciate that you are bold about using it. Your choice of colors and textures amazes me. Who but you would have thought of the black line of sewing? Perfection!

Thanks for sharing. (sorry, no blog)

Jen said...

Not too bright for me! I love it! the layered hearts and stitching are great! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Gabby said...

Fantastic card, Paul! I love the layered hearts, sewn down the center. Wonder if you can count turning the wheel by hand, as "hand-stitching?" Hee! Great dimension. The sequins are terrific embellishments. :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely stunning CAS card Paul! Love the colour scheme as well as the gorgeous hearts and sequins! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Hannelie said...

Such a great impact!
Love this card!