Saturday, February 21, 2009

One of those weeks...

It's been one of those weeks. There's just so much time, and so little to do...scratch that, reverse it. This week has been crazy! It's been fun in its own way, but definitely hasn't left me much time for stamping. Believe it or not, I started this card on Monday, and just finished it this morning!
The layout is Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch #74, and the color combo was taken from Amy's inspiration challenge for the Unity Addicts this week (USC24). I took three of the colors from the image she gave us, purposely picking three that would challenge me. (*Confession time...I'm not a big fan of purple, at least not on cards, and I can't really say why.*) However, these three colors (purple, orange, and green) form a triadic color scheme, meaning that their positions on the color wheel form an equilateral triangle. So, as long as the tones you pick are similar, the combination will work. (See, I did learn something from my design and color theory classes! *wink*)

The card base is a Perfect Plum A2-sized card. I stamped the verse from 'Something Within' onto Whisper White using Perfect Plum ink, stamped a wish stick from the August KOTM with Apricot Appeal, and sponged Apricot Appeal around the edges. I also stamped the butterfly from the August KOTM onto a scrap of WW, sponged it, and trimmed it closely, then stamped this flower image (from the grab basket at Unity's CHA booth!) onto a circle of WW. I punched a scalloped circle with the blue Marvy Uchida punch, and mounted it behind the circle, and cut a panel of Perfect Plum and a panel of Wild Wasabi to mat the sentiment. Since green was the dominant color in the photo, I also cut two strips of Wild Wasabi DP to follow the sketch. Then I assembled everything, tying on a piece of Apricot seam binding, and mounting the butterfly with foam tape (using 2 layers under the wings for extra 'lift' *wink*).

I'm hoping to get to play along with VSN sometime this weekend (like maybe later tonight), so I'll be posting those when I finish them...hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White CS, 'Jersey Shore' DP (SU!)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal (SU!)
Stamps: 'Something Within', 'Remember Happiness' August KOTM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Apricot seam binding (Martha Stewart Crafts); scalloped circle punch (Marvy Uchida); foam mounting tape (3M)

4 comments:

Carole B. said...

Very nice card!

Holly said...

I must confess that I love purple on anything, including cards. This card was so spring-like and fresh... I really connected with it! (So glad you listened during Color Theory!) Can't wait to see what you create next!

Caryl P said...

Nice card...it was worth the wait from Monday. I love the colors you used, it's very soft.

lori vliegen said...

i love your triadic (now, there's a word i don't get to use very often!) color scheme! i hope that the new week allows you more time for stamping ...isn't that the pits when life interferes with our creative world?! :)