Thursday, February 19, 2009

Color Inspiration and More



Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well today. The house is quiet as it is very early yet this morning, so I thought I'd take advantage of the peace and get my post done for today.
It's time again for another Color Inspiration from Kristina Werner. This week the colors she chose were Mostly Mustard, Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White. I really like these colors together and found them easy to work with. I'm also using last week's SCS sketch challenge. Unfortunately, I'm not really sure that I like the final result of my card. I'm not sure why; but I just think it lacks---something. I really wanted to use my Pick a Petal set and I wanted to do something with it a bit different than I normally do. It seems as though I always make the same sort of flower with it. I think perhaps I should have moved it up a bit on the kiwi kiss piece or maybe stamped a bit of a background on the kiwi before I added it. Anyhow, I finally decided that after about an hour of just staring at it, enough was enough and just let it be. I'd love to know what you all think though.
Also, I have another card to share today, totally unrelated to Color Inspriation (but actually kinda close) Just a simple birthday card. Have I mentioned I have 14 March birthday cards to do!! For this card, I wanted to do the Wax Paper Resist technique. I don't know, but maybe the stamping gods just werent' lined up in my favor yesterday. I did 15 cards at Christmas time that used this technique and didn't have a problem at all. This one card yesterday gave me a fit!! Finally got a version that I could work with. It's the green piece at the bottom of the card. I also stamped my "Floral" background piece over it and then rubbed the image with a paper towel.
Ok, so I'm off to finish my coffee and enjoy my last 15 minutes of quiet. Have a great day everyone and thanks for visiting with me!

Supplies: (Color Inspiration)
Paper: Really Rust (base), Mostly Mustard DSP, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White
Stamps: Best Yet, Pick a Petal
Accessories: Mustard grosgrain ribbon, brads, eyelets

Supplies: (Birthday Wishes)
Paper: Apricot Appeal(base), Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Glossy White, Vanilla
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Terrific Tags, Sincere Salutations
Accessories: Brayer, Tag punch, Celery Ribbon, Hemp Twine

4 comments:

Leah said...

Great cards, well done.

Yankee in England said...

I love how you have turned the petals the other way on the first card. Great job on both cards.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

you know I love the petal stamp set. I made the grumpy man face and it is all over the stamping world now! This is adorable and simple! Nicely done, I'll have to now copy yours one of these days! TFS

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

Very pretty card. I like the half flower idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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