Monday, June 18, 2012
Just A Note.
I seem to find myself in color ruts sometimes. When I am in the throws of a color rut, I seem to craft the same color combos for like 10 or 15 cards in a row. That's a bit much isn't it? Well, my latest color rut or color crush if you like, is all about yellows. I guess I am really channeling the often said phrase, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" Might as well make it a mantra then. What's the other apt saying..."Go hard or go home!?" So I went a bit harder and made this note card for the current CR84FN Color Challenge showcasing Yellow, Gray, and Neutral. Seeing that I have only had eyes for yellow for the last little while, the introduction of gray to complement was rather refreshing.
The card was shaped with Spellbinders Label 23 Grand Nesties die. Love the curviness of this die and find that it adds such an interesting shaped variety to the often used rectangular card. The lemony plaid DP is from October Afternoon and I embossed it with a Tim Holtz for Sizzix Texture Fade with miscellaneous sewing odds and sods on it. The tag is just a standard Manila swing tag that had been stamped with some fun doodads from across Waltzingmouse Stamps, Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz), and Papertrey Ink. The Bright yellow ink smudges on the card and the tag are from the Spring Collection of Distress Inks which is such a sunshiny and uplifting collection. I did attempt to trace the Bliss element in the dress form with fine glitter, but it was being a bit coy while being photographed. The gray ribbon is just a bit of organza I had kicking around in my stash.
With a bit of luck, this card will end my spate of yellow dominated cards. I have a bit of time to craft today and I am kind of excited to see what my next color crush will be. Thanks so much for visiting. Here's to a beautiful day for us all!