Wednesday, March 7, 2012

retrosketches #1: Wax Fruit Company

I almost missed a brand new sketch challenge that began last week and involves some of my favorite designers...it's called "retrosketches: where every sketch is a blast from our past".

This week's sketch is from Arielle who besides running the weekly colourQ challenge also has a digital stamp company called Wax Fruit Company.  I need a really cheerful birthday card and I have the perfect image from Wax Fruit...

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  • Stamps: Wax Fruit Company, Papertrey Ink sentiment
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Summer Sun, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, black, Making Memories dp
  • Ink: Memento black, copics
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink ric-rac die

23 comments:

H2 :) said...

This is awesome Kim. The pops of colour from the ric-rac & bloom look fabulous on the gingham background. :)

Mandi said...

Fabulous Kim
Love the ric rac and the colours are amazing

Suze Bain said...

These colours are sure to make anyone smile Kim. Gorgeous flower and ribbon. xx

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Kim, your cards are always SO GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the gingham paper and the bright colors! Thank you so much for playing with the first retrosketch, but also using a Wax Fruit Company image!!! You're so sweet!

Aileen said...

Love the zingy bright colours and large flower stamp. Stunning card! x

Aileen said...

Love the zingy bright colours and large flower stamp. Stunning card! x

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful vibrant colours, love the ric rack.

Broni said...

What a beautiful card and a fabulous use of the sketch!! (I love WFC too!)

Susan said...

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http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/tutorials/add-a-pin-it-button-to-your-posts.html

Susan

Susan said...

Oops...meant to tell you that your card is fabulous! Love the bright colors@

LeAnne said...

Love this---Arielle's sketch and her image as well as the bright colors together---super fun & cheerful!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Kim, I just LOVE the bright colors against the black and white gingham! The flower is fantastic!!! Wonderful card! So happy you joined us in our first Retrosketch challenge!

Julie Marshall said...

Love it all! The gingham is perfect with the brighter colors...and rik-rak on anything is just divine!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love Love the ric rac! Thanks for sharing a new challenge! My question ... how do you keep up with all these challenges! I haven't had time to do one all week ... and you just keep churning out these beauties! Hugs xxx

kasia c. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! The ric rak is just perfect and I love your colouring on that lovely wax fruit co flower. :)
Thanks for playing along with our very first Retrosketches challenge!

Cassandra said...

My goodness your card is just breath-taking. I love the colour, design, well, everything about this card. Is there any point in submitting a card after this?

Arlene said...

This is beautiful Kim! I love that your three strips of paper have a design to them. Brilliant.

Cathymac said...

Love the colors and the design of this beauty, Kim! The colors on the black gingham are striking and the flower is so beautifully colored! I've just passed on the Liebster Blog Award to you...visit my blog to get your award and see the details!

Ginny said...

Wow - LOVE this very cheerful and colorful card. That black and white background is the perfect background in which to set those beautiful colors!

Marybeth said...

Wonderful cheery card, love the digital image. You colored it beautifully

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Kim, what a fab sketch, and your take on it is wonderful! Love that ric rac die cut, and the beautiful pink bloom.

Laurie said...

I adore this card! So CAS and oh so cute! The colors on the black gingham are so so pretty!

I see you are a Colorado girl too! I live in KS but am from Lakewood. My sister lives in FC! I am there as often as I can get there! Planning another trip to Ikea soon!

Bonnie said...

These bright colors with the black gingham behind really pop with happiness!