Tuesday, June 2, 2009

SFYTT & Color Throwdown # 43

Hey everyone,

I hope you guys are had a great weekend. I know I am, I'm back home visiting with my family for a little bit. I attended a bullfight last night, so when I get some extra time I'll post some pics. Yes, I said BULLFIGHT, they exist in California, they are completely bloodless and it's part of a Portuguese cultural festival that happens in different cities every weekend until around October. We celebrate the Holy Ghost and different saints such as St. Anthony, Our Lady of Fatima, and our Lady of Miracles. And to top the weekend celebrations off we have a bullfight on the following Monday. It's a lot of fun. The whole reason behind the celebration has to do with free food and feeding the poor or who ever wants to eat.

But yes, back to my card. So I decided to do two different challenges. An SFYTT sketch and a Color Throwdown color challenge. So this weeks color challenge are some of my favorite colors together, so I had to play along. I absolutely love the colors green and purple together. Im thinking that some day those color will be the main colors of a main event, but I still have a few years to plan all that out, ;-).

For the Color Throwdown Challenge you are to use these colors (or whatever you have that is close) to create a card or project. Upload it to your blog and/or online gallery (please use keyword CTD43).

Then I used this weeks SFYTT sketch challenge which I thought was just great because Jen added something a little different to her sketch so I used her idea of using punched edges on a card. So I gave it a try and it adds a beautiful touch to your cards.Here is the sketch.

What does the checkered panel mean? In a nutshell…do something different here. What you want to define as “different” is up to you. Use SFYTT as the Keyword when uploading to SCS or PCP.

Here is my card. It came out very elegant, I just love the colors...I love everything about this card, I love the Because of you stamp set, I love the touch of Pearls, I love the color combo, and I love the whole border thing and Martha's arch lattice punch, its one of my favorites.

Ok, ok, enough of what I love here is the card. Enjoy!!!!

Card Size: 4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: Verve Because of You,
Paper: Perfect Plum, The Paper Company Hyacinth Cardstock, Whisper white, Martha Stewart Paper
Ink: ColorBox Classic pigment Cat's Eyes Queue Moss Green and Heliotrope
Accessories: Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edge Punch, Nestibilities, ProvoCraft Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Textile Texture, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Pearls

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!!!!


  1. hi raquel thansk for visiting my blog.. and good luck in winning the blog candy thank also for linking the candy her on your blog

    this card is absolutely beautiful... the colors..sketch..details.. embossing... all the makings of a truly lovely card