Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Color Blocking

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I couldn't resist playing along with the CAS-ual Friday challenge this week.  I love this new challenge blog, but haven't had a chance to participate the last few weeks.  Blogger won't let me add the challenge logo, but go here to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see what the color block challenge is all about.


  • I used the sketch 145 from the clean & simple blog for my layout.
  • I chose to use scraps from my 2008 Bitty Dot pp for the color blocks.  This way I can finally complete the Paper Dolls challenge from Suzanne:)  We are to use patterned paper everywhere except the base.  Sorry it took me over a month to get this done Suzanne.
  • I also added some faux stitching to the sentiment panel so that I could play along with the Stampin'Sisters in Christ doodle challenge.
This card went together so quickly.  I should make a few more of these, but I probably won't.  I always lose interest when I try to mass produce cards.  Does that happen to anyone else?







All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  Beautiful Blessings, Everyday Blessings
Paper:  white cs, 2008 bitty dot basics pp
Ink:  Orange Zest, Sky Blue (memento)
Other:  black pen (helix), red pearls (recollections)

16 comments:

Cathy P in AZ said...

Your card is a clean and simple beauty! :) I agree - doing a card once is fun and satisfying...doing it over and over is no longer fun! :) Then it becomes a chore.

Virginia L. said...

Hi Sara! So glad that you "found" us!! Your color block take is fantastic! I love the patterns and colors and all the polka dots! Hope you can continue to play with us at CAS-ual Fridays. And I do mass produce, but then I like to varied the cards a little bit in each one, just so I don't get bored (like you)and I also think that hand-made cards should not be all the same :)

Tanja said...

I am the same, I don't think I have ever mass produced any cards (or even done 2 exactly the same). Usually I think I will do a second one slightly different and it turns out quite a lot different. I think it is the artist in me that does not want to feel like a machine !

Marlena M. said...

I love your card, Sara! I lose interest too...I realized I am better at "One-Hit Wonders"...I like the challenge of coming up with them! ;) Once in awhile, though, if it is easy enough..I can mass produce. ;)

MariLynn said...

This is so pretty. You did a great job lining the cross up with the polka dots. I always struggle getting my stamps straight!! Thanks for joinin the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. You did a great job doodling.

StephC said...

Yep, happens to me too, which is why I don't mass produce either. lol

Another fabulous card my friend!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Wow! Love those sweet polka dots as your color blocking! Great idea! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Keva said...

Yeah, I totally lose interest after making the same card over and over. And usually I tweak it a little..lol. Love the color block with patterns..brilliant!

I'm Renee said...

Absolutely love!
The colors are so great together...
love the simplicity of it but yet so striking!
This set is in my cart...
I passed last month knowing I would regret it...
I did/do!! :)
Love how you used pp for the colorblocking...
just gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Sara, your card is so, so pretty! I totally love the colors you put together and the stamp is just beautiful. I've said many times, there is no way that I could ever make wedding cards because of the exact reason you mentioned. I don't like to mass produce. I can do 8-10 of the same thing, but then I have to move on.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Sara, love that verse. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Michelle said...

Great card, Sara! I like the faux stitching. This would be easy to mass produce, but I get bored after making a few of the same card, too.

Leigh said...

What a lovely card! I made four of the same card the other day for some grad cards. When I was done, my husband asked if I could make a couple more for him to give away and I made two different cards. I just didn't feel like pulling out the same stamps and making it again-- much more fun to be creative!

Sue Ann said...

AMEN!!! The colors are great here Sara ~~ and not over stated so the sentiment can be the focus!!! I can make a few cards the same but then I am like Dory from Nemo ........ OH Hey look at this stamp set over here .....

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your color blocking technique with the sentiment as the focal point! Such a beautiful card!

Jen Carter said...

I love when you make Scripture cards! They just speak to my heart and I feel like it is a special note from the Lord! :) This is so pretty! love all the colors!