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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Last Chance to Play

Back to work on Monday L. So I'm using today as my last chance to have a play with my new stuff from the Summer Mini. Today I have been having a go at Colour Blocking. I have used this technique before in my scrapping but had not thought about using it for a card, until I stumbled across a whole gallery of them on Splitcoast Stampers! It was quite inspiring, here are my attempts.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Live Your Dream

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Basic Grey, Old Olive, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence

Inks: Soft Sky, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive.

Technique: Colour Blocking

Accessories: Vintage Brads, White Gel Pen, Sponge, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Eastern Blooms

Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Not Quite Navy

Inks: Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Mellow Moss

Accessories: Eastern Elegance Rubons, White Gel Pen, Sponge, Stamp n Write Markers

Technique: Colour Blocking, Marker direct to Stamp

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Ocean Commotion, Polka Dots and Paisley

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou

Inks: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi

Acessories: Sponge, White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Crystal Effects

Technique: Colour Blocking, Masking

I have made a New Year's resolution to try and move out of my comfort zone when it comes to colour choices and combinations. I have tried some new combos with these cards – no Gruesome Guava (sorry Groovy Guava) or Cameo Coral just yet. I'm building up to it!! Keep checking back to see if I have managed it! Would love to know what you think. Thanks for dropping by.



Mae Collins said...

Love these designs, especially the top one using the Live Your Dream stamp set - might have to give this a try myself! Stopped by your blog to have another look at your 'bandanna technique' card and got sidetracked checking these ones out! Hope you had a great break - I too am back to work next week! Love the new background on your blog.

Claire Harrison said...

Thanks Mae, I think my fave is the Ocean Commotion one, I am loving that set! Glad you like the Bloglift!


Ann Wills said...

Like the colour blocking Claire, might have to give that a go.