Sunday, October 05, 2008

7 Loves of Card Making - Colour

I don't think it is any secret that my favourite colour is purple. But for todays card I thought I would give myself a challenge: instead of just using any purple (in which case I probably would have used Almost Amethyst or Lavender Lace AGAIN), I decided to challenge myself to make something using my least used purple, Elegant Eggplant. I don't have a problem with Elegant Eggplant, I just never seem to use it. I then started thinking about what other colours I could use with it, if there was some already exsisting colour combination that could inspire me. I suddenly thought of the Melbourne Storm. Since they're playing in the NRL grand final tonight I thought it would be very appropriate to make a card based on their team colours. It didn't take long for me to think of using these colours in a Zindorf style and using the cute little owl from Celebrate Everyday. I actually made two versions of this card, the only difference being what size the moon is, I couldn't decide before hand which would look best and as it has turned out both look fine. I was very happy with how all the brayering came out too, being the first time I have tried this technique.

So now I pose the same challenge to you: create a card using purple (as a significant portion of the card, one little brad doesn't count!), and if you normally use purple a lot try to use a shade that you normally don't use. Put a link to your card in the comments for this post and at the end of the week I'll pick my favourite one and send a little something to that person. Australian residents only, SU! demos welcome.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Night of Navy, Summer Sun, Whisper White, watercolour paper
Stamp Sets: Celebrate Everyday, Spring Solitude
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, Basic Black; Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Summer Sun for brayering and watercolouring
Accesories: aquapainter, brayer, Fire Circle Rhinestone brads, word window punch, round tab punch (for masking)
Show watched while creating: Bones


Karen said...

Hi Carol,

I think I am gonna have to take you up on this challenge! My desk is now clear from Kristinas challenge, so I will give yours a try! I NEVER USE PURPLE! LOL


Lin Mei said...

Amazing card, Carol! Love the brayering and the composition and, of course, the colours.

kylie s said...

Just gorgeous Carol!

Night Owl Designs said...

Such a great card, one of you best Carol!