HELLO!! Welcome to another week of SUMMER OF COLORS, having so much fun with these each week. The most voted colors this week were RED AND YELLOW as you can see in my card above. This is actually an index card that I did for the icad challenge this summer too. All I see is color now all day long, not complaining at all. So this week's colors are not my usual go to colors, rarely ever use them together, mostly yellow is my go to and red only for Christmas and fall. So at first these colors stumped me then thanks to some inspiration from friends my cards started whipping out like crazy. I finally quit and said ok, this is enough, my house and family need me now. Kristin, I'm so happy with these colors this week now, can see myself using them again and again. Thanks so much for hosting this awesome challenge again this year. So sad it's almost over but my family will be happy to see the kitchen table again, ha! Sorry I don't have any inspirational walk for you this week, there was no time and I don't have anything of these colors in my house to share either. One of my friends did a walk though and you can visit her and see the amazing teenie tiny journal she made again with these colors. She actually inspired some of my cards. You can visit her at http://suchprettycanvas.blogspot.com hello Shahrul!! Now let the fun begin....
look at these beauties, Shahrul when I saw your little bit of brown/canvas mixed in with your layers I thought of KRAFT PAPER and then my friend Susan's love for red/white polka-dots inspired me to put them together!! LOVE THESE!! I saw the red and said ok let's do it the opposite way now and so out came the yellow dots and WHAM another cute card, the red is my favorite but the yellow is sweet too. This began my obsession with these papers.
I love my white space so these two cards are about WHITE, LOVE LOVE how they turned out. The one with banner is for my friend Tracey who loves banners. Actually she loved red/yellow/kraft too and is a queen at card making. The one on the right came together last tonight and I think it's so cute, might give it too my dear hubby for his birthday next month. Do the balloons need outlined??
The top one was actually my first card based off the sketch from the last two weeks. I love that you use paper scraps for this. I just got the new congrats stamp and noticed it's crooked, will have to get a new one. The bottom card was made with Shahrul in mind too, she painted a pretty sunshine in her book and I wanted a card with a sun, still might do one with a BIG SUN. The stamp is one I've had and forgotten about, the ink didn't come out perfect but it's still nice.
Here's the polka-dots again, LOVE THEM. I had to have one with a doily and banner for Tracey and just because it's so pretty together. The papers are cut a little too short then planned but it's done and that's all that matters.
This is an art journal page, YAY for something new! This idea is from Shahrul and a special post she did last year on trees, can't remember the specifics but it inspired me to make a few of these last year. I also was inspired by a new friend from SOC, her blog is at bluebeard & Elizabeth. Her SOC post this week got me thinking about apples and I kept saying apple apple apple tree then it hit me... APPLE TREE.... and I knew doing this one from before was perfect. I love the sayings and the words that I thought of when thinking about apple. I had so many of these punch out circles and knew they would work since I have no apple stamps/punches. I did have a few little apple stickers though and stuck them on here. If this doesn't make sense to some of you I'm sorry for that but it's a real cute way that inspired me to do these. Makes me want to them again. My friend Linda loves when I make these trees too. The background is more green looking but it doesn't show up good.
this is another painting with a little sharpie mixed in. It turned out just like I wanted. This is for the WILDFLOWERS class I'm taking. I need to practice drawing/sketching/painting flowers more, love them so much but afraid of messing them up. I went really slow with these, and think it turned out nice. Would doodle more but again, don't want to mess it up or smear it. I LOVE the word BLESSINGS on here, that is truly how I felt today making these cards. I'm so blessed for all my online friends old and new ones from SOC, all of you were here with me today while creating. So happy with this challenge and that it pushed me out of my comfort zone and has me really enjoying card making, thanks again Kristin and for all the readers leaving me comments that make my day.
here is my final piece, it's not done but wanted to share it anyhow. I got this idea from a scrapbook paper and loved it. This is on a canvas and has paint, stamps, ink and sharpie, not sure where to go from here but kinda want to make little mini version cards like this. Will let it set and see how it looks in the morning.
So did you make it thru this long post, are you feeling the love here for these colors!!! I still have more ideas but the next few days are going to be VERY BUSY so no more time to play. Can't wait to go see what everyone made with these colors, so fun looking thru all the projects. I always wait till I'm done then my reward/treat is to go blog hopping!!
To my PL readers sorry I'm 3 weeks behind posting, will try to post them when I can. Hope everyone is doing good, thanks again for reading and hope you enjoyed it. HUGS!!
DID I MENTION THAT I LOVE RED AND YELLOW NOW!!!