Friday, August 12, 2011

Colour Q color challenge #97 - Stripes, Flowers, and Butterflies

I saw the latest Colour Q #97 challenge and was so inspired I just had to play along!  Those stripes called to me.  The colors were good too .. but orange and pink together .. this was really going to be a challenge!!
Here is my card.  I told you those stripes were inspiring.  I just knew I had to do a striped background.  I added the blue to the black and white (a great color combo on their own).  For the pink and orange, I decided to go with some punches. 
 The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  And see that die ... it might look like one of those new lovely ones from Papertrey Ink called Half and Half but it is not.  You see, I cannot afford them right now so decided to create my own!  I made a template with cardboard and just trace and cut.  A nice alternative .. maybe not as easy but it works for now!!  LOL!!

Thanks for dropping by!
Donelda

7 comments:

Kathy said...

So pretty. Love the stripes and the pop of orange and pink look beautiful. Great idea to make your own template!

Linda Palmer said...

I love pink and orange together. It really goes together better than you think. Beautiful card.

Patrice said...

Love all your colorful butterflies! Visiting from ColourQ...

Angela said...

Very striking...love this!

Lindsey said...

I would hesitate at pink and orange, too, but you found the perfect way around it with the flowers and butterflies! The striped background really adds to the card, too. Nice!

Sylvia said...

Lovely and creative card, Donelda! I especially like that you cut your own stripes. The butterflies are the best! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

PS. one does not always have to have a die or machine to do the cutting!

Wendy said...

This one I love!! Those flowers and butterflies in that colour rock!!!