Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Little Bit of Calypso Coral and iPad Sketches

OK.  I have to admit it.  I think my least favorite color in the Stampin' Up rainbow of colors is Calypso Coral.  I don't even know why. Every time that I use it, it just seems to dominate.  So when I saw the color challenge at Play Date Cafe, I thought that pairing it with just black and white could work...and I think it does!

Happy Bday Butterfly

Last Friday, I spent a wonderful afternoon playing at a friend's house who has even more than I do.  (Yes, it is possible!)  I had to use this butterfly stamp - and I have a couple more Stampin' Up goodies to share throughout this week.  I'll try to do a little more with Stampin' Up.  A number of you started following me when I was doing a Stampin' Up countdown in an attempt to use every single one of my Stampin' Up sets.  Then I found some other styles of stamps that I truly love.  I don't dislike Stampin' Up   - I just got distracted.  My continually growing stash of SU stamps is feeling a little lonely and I'll be giving them some more attention!

This butterfly was the perfect fit for this week's Sketch Frenzy Friday.


And I would not have used these colors without The Play Date Cafe:



Sketching with the iPad:
I am an iPad fanatic.  I have shared many of my favorite apps for crafting in a tab at the top of the page. I will be doing a major overhaul of this section over the next month as I decide on a Google Reader replacement so don't spend too much time looking at it now.

In the meantime, I wanted to share an amazing write-up of an app called Paper53.  Amber, at Damask Love, details all the amazing features and shows you how she uses it to lay out her cards.

If you do your own sketches or constantly find yourself with ideas in your head - this app seems to be a great app to capture it all!!

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Swallowtail
  • Paper and Ink: Stampin' Up Calypso Coral
  • Accessories: misc black twine


23 comments:

Kathy Humphrey said...

I love this card! I just started buying SU stamps and things having recently joined a stamp club and Calypso Coral is the first paper pack I purchased! Funny how we are about color. I also just purchased the swallowtail-hope I can make it look as good as you did!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card!

mypapercraftworld said...

Just stunning! Anita :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the butterfly!!!

Marlena M. said...

This is BREATHTAKING work, Kim!

Jenny said...

I'm not a coral fan either and have just bought this set of in-colours!! Looks stunning on the butterfly :0)
Jenny x

Craftystamper said...

Love your card. Great take on the sketch with SFF. Thanks for joining us this week.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Love it! I'm inspired and am attempting my version. :)

Kristi said...

So lovely! I have to say that the color combination is just stunning and the butterfly just makes me say 'wow'!

sparkles said...

considering you don't like coral, this is lovely!
Barbara

Lisa said...

You made it work!! Beautiful card Kim ;)

Deb said...

This is simply stunning! I love the colors and that image works perfectly with the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Tammy Fite said...

Gorgeous! Clean and simple--my favorite kind of card! That twine works so well on this card!

Aileen said...

Super use of that stunning butterfly and Calypso Coral looks fab. x

Kim Heggins said...

What an incredible butterfly, so beautiful.

Patrice Herrera said...

For not particularly liking a color you nailed this card with it! Thanks for using our SFF sketch in your creation. It is really quite a lovely card.

Rachel W K said...

this is SO pretty! i'm glad you were able to show some love to that coral ink... it looks gorgeous to me! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

Gorgeous. You really worked the color splash this week, so glad you joined us at The Play Date Cafe!

anya said...

This is absolutely stunning, Kim! I love every bit of the design, the butterfly is coral is just perfect. Thank you for playing along with this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

Jennifer Weide said...

Beautiful Kim!! Absolutely LOVE it!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

Sharon said...

Kim, what a stunning card. I love the CAS look and the classic color scheme you selected. Just gorgeous. thank you for playing along with us @ SFF.
and I have to admit, Im a big fan of Calypso Coral. I hope this card has soften your distaste for this color. A very stunning card. {smile}