Getting Creative with Color

Hi and welcome!

If you’ve come from Alison’s blog you’re on track. This is my very first blog entry, ever! I’m also a bit of a technophobe, so the unfamiliarity of this format freaks me out a little. I’m so excited to be joining the Scissorspaperheart blog hop, I really hope that I do the team proud!

This month’s challenge was to use Sapphire, Whisper and Glacier colours to create to our heart’s content. For me this was a challenge because I’m not fabulously stocked up so I found I had whisper paper and ink, glacier paper and the tiniest square of sapphire paper and sapphire ink. However, I also have a few ShinHan markers and the Closeto my heart watercolour pencils so I set to work.

Card making is what I love; I love the simple pleasure of making something beautiful, something that I pour my heart and soul into to give to someone else. I love to see the happiness on their face that I have taken the time to make something especially for them.

To create my first card for the blog, I used the Joyful birthday stamp set. I’ve had so much fun with this stamp set and my ShinHan markers. I love to Color the shapes the fussy cut them out.

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I used the ClosetomyHeart ShinHan color chart to blend WarmGrey4 with Turquoise blue using a blending pen to create the glacier color on the striped top on the little boy and then marine blue with peony purple (which should be lavendar) to create the sapphire color of the shorts and one balloon. I always have to have a pop of color, so I colored one balloon in the Carmine color.

Of course, the other thing that I love is the ClosetomyHeart thincuts, so the ‘love’ thin cut made it to the page in sapphire. Being short on card stock, I created a background card using whisper ink and the stars stamp from the Charming Cascades stamp set. This is a fantastic way to creat new and interesting backgrounds of your own.

Finally the card is all put together on a whisper colored card. I work these sizes progressively down .5″ so the whisper color is card size 5.5″ x 4.25, the star pattern in whisper is 5 x 3.75″ and the white is 4.5 x 3.25″. The whole thing is finished of with a couple of black dots embellishments.

To make my second card, given that I got so much pleasure using last month’s Live Beautifully stamp set, stamping then shading with the ClosetomyHeart watercolours, I decided that I would create something for the blog using that technique. I went a little off the directive for this one, utilising Seaglass ink with  a star spangled blue water color pencil to get close to the glacier color. Of course fussy cutting, bling and my trade mark pop of color (sweet leaf green ink) were also involved. The front flower is then mounted using 3D foam tape. The patterned paper is left over from my City Sidewalks Christmas paper. The sentiment is also from the Live Beautifully stamp set.

IMG_1237.JPGThanks for sharing my first blog experience with me I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. Now you really should pop over to Kerry’s blog to check out her gorgeous ideas.

Peace, love & laughter xxxx