Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pink Lemonade, Sweet or Sour?

My whole inspiration for this card was the idea of pink lemonade and Club Anya's Spring Couture Challenge. I really wanted to use pinks and yellows. What I thought was a good idea turned out to be a color combo that was way out of my comfort zone. While I love brights, this combination of them was a struggle for me. So I guess you could say what I thought was a sweet idea turned a little sour. After fiddling with paper, layouts, and colors I ended up pretty happy with the way this turned out. I used copics for coloring, K&Company DP, and SU cardstock. The stamps are from three different TGF sets Miss Anyas, Down by the pond(I used the fins of the fish for her skirt), and the sentiment from Pretty Hat. There is a hit of sparkle on the skirt, headband, stockings, and sleeves that I used clear spica on.

12 comments:

kadie said...

STUNNING stunning stunning stunning stunning!!! Get the heck outta town, Mary!! This is A-mazing!! Your fab ideas are neverending!! WOW! This is a winner for sure.

Sparkle said...

This is darling! I love your coloring. Can't wait for Hula Anya!

Lorie said...

Sour??!!! This is gorgeous!! The colors, coloring, sparkle, paperpiecing, EVERYTHING!! Absolutely fabulous, and using fish fins for the skirt was sheer genius!!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Genius!!! Pure genius Mary!! I love how you tweaked Miss Anya and these colors certainly are bright, but you made them work sooooo well! Just awesome!! (((big hugs)))

WickedPixie said...

Stunning barely does this justice! This is amazingly beautiful! :-) Traci

Diana said...

This is totally awesome! You should be proud!!!!!! It is great to get out of your comfort zone sometimes :D

MiamiKel said...

Words can't describe this card .. it's simply amaazing! WELL WELL DONE - congratulations!

Catherine said...

How can I drool if I'm all puckered up from the yummy tang of lemonade??? LOL!
This card is soooooooooooooooooo amazing! I'm not surprised at all that it was chosen as the big winner! Congrats!!!!! Loving the glitter, piecing, and innovative creativtiy on the skirt! Awesome!!!

Michelle said...

This card is amazing - it must be since you won the challenge! You are just getting more and more creative with every card - you go girl!

Gael said...

Awesome card - that dress is INSPIRED! Congrats on your win it is well-deserved!!

Tanja said...

Mary, this card is AWESOME. I LOVE the idea with the fish fins!!!!! So creative. And the colors are great together - you rock!!!

Susan said...

Mary, this card is anything but sour! You rocked this color combination, and I can't get over your idea to use the fins as her skirt! Too sweet!!

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