Sunday, September 04, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch 296 & ColourQ 357

Sometimes, I will decide that I want to make a card and go down to my craft area.
And sometimes, I will remember that there are a few challenges with which I 
wanted to play along, but I will have forgotten to:
1. print out the challenges
2. bring down my phone with me.

So, sometimes, I'll be too lazy to go back upstairs and confirm what the challenges were.
So, sometimes, I go from memory.
And I'll be very proud of myself and make my card,
but then realize when I come to write my blog post 
that I didn't quite remember the challenges exactly as they were. 

This is one of those times. ;) 

I wanted to play along with this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch:

And decided that I wanted to use my MFT Flashy Florals stamp set
and needed to choose which colours I wanted.
I remembered that ColourQ had a a fun colour combo this week...

I also decided that I wanted to use my new Concord & 9th Barnwood Background stamp,
so I started off by stamping it in Altenew Evening Grey on some PTI Soft Stone cardstock.

Not sure where I got grey from the challenge,
but here's my card:

I stamped the smaller flower centre first onto the diecut in PTI Orange Zest
and stamped again in versamark and heat embossed in clear.
Then, I stamped my bloom in Raspberry Fizz.
I stamped the leaves in Altenew Morning Frost and Evening Grey.

I stamped the "happy" sentiment (from MFT Hand-Lettered Holiday)
directly onto my background and heat embossed the "birthday" (from MFT Soda Pop)
in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Thanks for looking!


Lynn said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that! Love the soft woodgrain background on this card. Fabulous!

Karen B. said...

Grrat intro! Pretty card too...the background is amazing!

Tara Godfrey said...

Oh, I can totally relate, Leigh! My crafty room is in the basement too and I have done exactly the same thing many times,lol! Glad to know I'm not alone! I think your card is SO pretty and happy...the grey is the perfect neutral!

Lisa Petrella said...

For going from memory you sure did create a stunning card!!! Love it!!!!

Wendie / monkey loves oliver said...

How funny! I'm pretty sure I would be doing this all the time if my craft room wasn't just down the hall from all the electronics. Your card turned out lovely!

cm said...

Your 'from memory' card is absolutely stunning, Leigh! The barnwood background is the perfect canvas for your lovely pink flower! Love this!

Alanna said...

This is beautiful Leigh. I love the background.

Joyce said...

I have done that many times, and I have everything at my fingertips, so have no good excuse. But, your card is stunning--It's so fun to see you usnig bold colors...I had to take a second look to see if it was really you. Love the flower and the background. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ.

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card, Leigh, the woodgrain background looks wonderful with your pretty flowers!

Celeste Goff said...

Great card Leigh!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Leigh! Love how you interpreted the sketch! Thank you for sharing with us at the colourQ this week!

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty. Love the way you interpreted the sketch on this. I LOVE that woodgrain background!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh gosh do I love this!! The woodgrain background is fabulous!!

Lisa Elton said...

oops, forgot to thank you for joining us at ColourQ!

Audrey Pettit said...

It's absolutely beautiful, even if it doesn't fit the challenge criteria exactly! I love the grey mixed in, and love the wood grain. Such a pretty natural organic look!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, Leigh! Simple and striking! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ!