Friday, July 17, 2009

Hoppy Thoughts

I'm on a roll... I've made a card each day for three days. How long do you think I can keep it up? :)

Here is today's, for the limited supply challenge. The challenge was to use either your high school colors or your wedding colors. Well, no offense to my high school, but I never liked the colors of gold and black. So I went with my wedding colors, which were navy and yellow. I added white, which we definitely had a lot of, and green, which was certainly there in the leaves of the flowers, at least!

I decided to use the latest Cupcake Challenge from Taylor (welcome back, Taylor!) for my layout. I was still kind of in a Copic mood, so I chose one of the images from A Flower from All Seasons that I thought would work with these colors. I used Y21 lightened with Y000 to approximate barely banana; B37 and B39, with a bit of shading with B21, for night of navy; YG97 and YG99 for the stems, leaf, and frog, to go with old olive; and E74 and E77 for the flower centers. Then I added a bit of a shadow at the bottom and blended it with the colorless blender, maybe too much because I'm not sure you can even see it! The frame was made with Nestabilities and mounted over the image with dimensionals. The LSC also required us to use some "vintage" hardware - I chose this spiral clip and a bit of olive ribbon.

For the rest of the card, I stamped a banana card base with the canvas BG in banana ink. I added a strip of retired olive DP and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. To tie in the copper hardware I put three brads along the embossed line of the white circle, then I adhered the sentiment circle to the frame and adhered the whole thing with dimensionals.

That's it - sticking with a cleaner and simpler look today. Thanks for visiting!


coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Lori I do so love this the colours you have chosen are perfect and the design is quite lovely. Your cards always look so professional and designeresk you are such a talented crafter.

Lorraine x

Rene Sharp said...

This is a lovely card. Great representation of the sketch!