Sunday, January 13, 2013

Umbrella Thoughts

Well - considering I was challenged outside my comfort zone, I'm pretty happy with the end result.  This week at Friday Mashup! half of Amy's challenge was to use different patterns.  Because I'm a GenX gal, this goes against how I was brought up - but a challenge is a challenge and I was up for it!

I took DSP from Patio Party, Summer Smooches, and the new Sycamore Street.   I guess I really didn't follow the guidelines I learned from Carrie Cudney in the "I'm a Pattern Mixing Pro" session at Convention this summer - one of her RULES was to stay with the same package collection.    But then she also said that rules were made to be broken.

The sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches.
So here are the challenges
  1. Make a project using "Different Patterns".
  2. Or Make a project with the three or more colors from "Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Patterned Project with the Challenge Colors".

If you want to join the Friday Mashup you'll still have time, but I've just sneaked in under the wire for the Freshly Made Sketch challenge.

Hope you are having a marvelous day.
Thanks for stopping by.


Donna said...

What an Adorable Card!!

Cindy Hall said...

This is a really wonderful card, Joan. I love how you left the white space under the umbrella. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Suarez said...

I am really starting to like that DSP! Great colors! And that umbrella with the raindrops is so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Allisa said...

Love the rain drops! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa said...

The umbrella image is perfect for the bold colors and patterns! Great card Joan!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Heidi Baks said...

Fun card! I love the raindrops you added! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lili said...

Great card Joan! I love your selection of pattern papers and great job coloring the umbrella with the colors of the challenge. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Amy White said...

Very sweet card! Love the mix of patterns you've used and that multi-coloured umbrella is fab! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Amanda Corbet said...

This is so cute! I love how you colored the umbrella to match the DSP! This is so wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Love this, Joan! That umbrella is sure to brighten someone up! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup :)