Celebrate Today for PPA247 and PCCCS139

I’m dashing around today.  It’s time to cook for my congregation and run a few errands for more cooking.  Tomorrow is International Night at the high school, it was postponed earlier due to the weather.  Since my daughter takes two languages, we need to send in food from two countries.  Today, I’ll shop and tomorrow I’ll cook.

Since time was short this morning, I decided to use a challenge to help me get moving faster.  What I ended up doing instead was combining PPA247 – a color challenge and PCCCS139 – a sketch challenge.

Using Celebrate Today,

CelebrateToday for PPA247 and PCCCS139 from theartfulinker.com

I inked in the challenge colors of Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Blackberry Bliss.

Celebrate Today for PPA247 and PCCCS139 - balloon detail - from theartfulinker.com

I used the balloons as both my images and the required, layered sentiment for the sketch.

Blackberry Bliss ink and a dauber were used to create the shading on the top balloon.  It’s great that you can stamp and then daub on the same color ink and still be able to see the stamped image.

Celebrate Today for PPA247 and PCCCS139 bottom detail from theartfulinker.com

The Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin ribbon was wrapped around both the bottom Moonlight designer paper layer and the focal layer separately.  I used Fast Fuse to attach the ribbon — my favorite adhesive for this.

Both the required scattered embellishments and the row of embellishments were punched from Gold Glimmer paper.  I decided that since I was using so little of this that it counted more as a neutral and didn’t conflict with the color challenge.

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  • Reply
    Maggie Mata
    April 15, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Sara, I love the tiny gold nuggets you sprinked on the rich purples. These colors and the ballons remind me that Summer is just around the corner. Your work is beautiful. Hope to continue seeing your work at Pals Paper Arts. Thank you for joining us this week.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 17, 2015 at 4:18 am

      Oh Maggie, I like your interpretation that Summer is right around the corner! I’ll be ready when it gets here.

  • Reply
    Nicole Watt
    April 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Great work, Sara! I love all the little details – from the way you used the DSP to the little gold tidbits. Fantastic! Thanks for playing with PPA this week!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 16, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Nicole! This color combo challenge was a stretch for me. It’s good to get out of my box.

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    Jan M
    April 14, 2015 at 11:34 am

    This is gorgeous Sara! I love how you’ve incorporated the balloons as your sketch elements and the touches of gold amongst the beautiful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week 🙂

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      Sara Levin
      April 16, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Thanks for the fun sketch! I enjoyed playing along.

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    Ann Schach
    April 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    What a wonderful card, Sara! You used the challenge colors perfectly. I LOVE the shading on the balloon! WOW! Thanks for sharing at Pals Paper Arts!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Glad you liked that balloon — the shading turned out even better than I had hoped. I’ll be using that technique again. Thanks Ann.

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    Super Stamp Girl
    April 13, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Hi Sara, I immediately recognized the color challenge from PPA this week too with all those purple colors, but this makes a great sketch card for our TSOT challenge too. I love the big balloons set! Crystal

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      Sara Levin
      April 14, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      I’ll have to go check and see if you played along with the color challenge as well. I too love the big balloons and am always looking for more/new ways to use them.

  • Reply
    April 12, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    What a great layout, Sara! This card incorporates the colors wonderfully. Thanks for playing along with this week’s PPA color challenge.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks Brian! It was fun to play with a color combo that was a little outside my usual zone.

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