Monday, March 15, 2010

Growing my Color Scheme Comfort zone.

Growing my Color Scheme comfort zone has long been a goal of mine. So what better way than to play along with a challenge? I'm also using this for the weekly Craft it Wed. Challenge. A 2:1!
This is the second time I've played along with Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge - I love her choices. You can visit her blog at

Aren't these colors great? I needed to make a sympathy card and decided to use Thinking of You vs the more traditional with sympathy verse.

I wasn't sure if this challenge is supposed to be SU! only so I made 2 cards.

This first card is all SU!. I used the flower vine from Vintage Vogue with versamark on Barely Banana to make my own subtle patterned paper. I put that on an almost artichoke card. The butterfly is a SU! bigz die cut with certainly celery. I cut 2 and pop dotted the second one for some depth. Again I used versamark to and the vine stamp. The swirly trail of the butterfly is the large (and small) swirl from Priceless (Yes Sharon - if you're here - I DID use that set). The inside of the card is layered with Barely Banana so I can write my letter.

This second card uses the same c/s colors. The stamp is Gina K Designs Spring Floral. I colored it with copics. This is my first Gina K set - and I really like how crisp it stamps. I'm soooo new to copics and don't have a lot of colors. But this was fun to experiment with. I colored the flower with a yellow and pink that I tried to layer so it made an almost orange color - cuz I don't have orange LOL.

I also tried a new to me but ancient technique or piercing the corner and the border strip for some more dimension.

I love these colors - I think I'm going to use a small rolodex holder that I have, the SU! rolodex die and one of my punches (not sure which yet) to make a rolodex file of color combos I like... if and when I start it - I'll post pix.

Thanks for looking!!



  1. That is a great color combination. Love the cards and thanks for playing along on Craft it Wed.

  2. what beautiful cards, you have put the colours together so well! thanks for playing along with us this week! :)

  3. Beautiful use of this week's colours :D Love the flowers and how you matted the focal image. Lovely card. Thanks for playing :D

  4. Very pretty cards!! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!


  5. Both of these cards are lovely...great job with the colors. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.

  6. Really clever use of the Priceless swirl behind the butterfly. Both cards are very nice. You can use any stamps, for Stacey's challenge, BTW. Thanks for joining us this week. Hope to see you again!