Tuesday, January 9, 2007

CC96: brights!

I am so bad with bright colors! I think it is my least used color family. I like things other people do with them, but when I sit down with them......they do not inspire me! Well, I found this lovely pink passion crushed velver ribbon the other day. So I decided I had to work that into the color challenge this week so I would make myself use it! I just grabbed this combo from the color wheel.

I made this card using the Sketch Challenge 104 as a layout. I used the markers to ink up the flower stamp and only inked halfway down the stem so it wouldn't curve too much. Then I punched it out with a mega oval punch from marvy. I put the sentiment on after that (a muse sentiment stamp). Using the 2 way glue pen, I put Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the flower petals. This add so much!! I did my usual giga scalloped circle punch and pierced the scallops and ringed them with the Sakura white gel pen. I love that look! I put it on dimensionals and mounted it on the other paper.

The paisley is stamped in gable green on white cardstock. I stamped linen in versamark on the lavender lace cardstock. I used the word window punch to punch pink passion tabs for the embellishments. The card looked a little empty and I thought these would finish it off. I used mini brads to adhere the prima flowers. This finished off the card. Like I said earlier, Bold Brights are hard for me. I usually go for the darker colors and more.....elegant?....styles. So of course, I am not happy with it. But it's ok!

I also found the best thing today! I was at Hobby Lobby and they had all their Christmas stuff 80% off. Well, I got a few things and then I stumbled across thesekits by colorbok. They had all kinds; frames, trays, etc. I saw these where you cover the wooden letters to spell words. All I could find was NOEL, but I bought all three! I don't care much for the papers they used - but I just stocked up on Basic Grey Fruitcake that was being clearanced somewhere else! For $4, I got the whole kit!! The letters alone would cost more than that by themselves!! What a STEAL! I am so excited! I will probably make one for our house, but the other two sound like Christmas gifts for next year!! I only saw NOEL, but I will look again later to see if I can find anymore. They had JOY and I would really like that one too.


Rachel Hope said...

You are Never happy with your cards...but they are all gorgeous...I too have a hard time with the Bold Brights...this turned out Fabulous, though!

Lesley said...

Emily - Your stuff is always so awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Where did you happen to find the Basic Grey Fruitcake stuff on clearance? I was thinking of getting some on ebay.


emilymomto3boys said...

I found the basic grey for 25% off at Recollections (local scrap store - like archivers).

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous. I went to 2 stores here but they were wiped clean. Can't wait to see what you do with these and what gorgeous paper you will use!!!


Karen said...

Ohhh I wish I had seen these when I went to HL!!!! Darn...you would think after going to 2 different HL's this past week and spending atleast an hour in each, I would have seen them! Lucky girl!