Obviously it's dawned on me over a period of time that when you see a group of SU! colours on a set of dsp, it's their way of saying, "Hello! These colours work together well, guys!" (for people who are a bit thick, like me!)
So I keep noticing cards using the new dsp Sycamore Street (part of sale-a-bration, by the sound of it) and am fascinated by the colour scheme of Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit and Tangerine Tango. These are colours it would just never occur to me to put together, but I find them so striking, I just had to have a play. This is what I made:
So you can see, the base of this 4"x4" card is Island Indigo, with a slightly smaller square of Rich Razzleberry (a colour I've hardly touched) that has been run through the square lattice embossing folder, followed by a stamp from Four Frames in Tangerine Tango. I have never used this colour before, even though I've had it a year. I cut out a plain piece of Pool Party and cut it in half so I could frame the sentiment. That sentiment, by the way, is from Trendy Trees and is actually in a straight line on the stamp. I used my samj to line it up in the white oval and was thrilled at how neat it looked.
The leaves are from a Marianne die, but there is certainly a SU version. I used a tiny punch for the little orange flowers and added a little gem to the centre of each one.
I hope you like the colour combination and have a little play with it yourself,especially if, like me, they're colours you wouldn't normally use.
Thanks for dropping by today. This post took ages to write because blogger won't let me upload photos from my hard drive atm. By the time I've uploaded a picture to picasa and then from there to my blog, I've had enough to be honest!
I decided to join in with Cori Spieker's Faithful Listers Club as well this month. I've started making my own travelers notebooks and have actually bought a long arm stapler, which I think will make it a lot easier. I think it will be a good way of using up some 12x12 paper as well, as I've still got far too much. I've actually put a blanket ban on buying any more and I've been true to my word and not bought any for about 18 months, as I don't make cards any more and I don't scrapbook, so I have no excuse!
I've seen so many ways of using a TN and I really like the look of them. I've sort of ground to a halt with this though as I find the size is too big so that I spend ages decorating, when I don't really have that much time. But here's how they're turning out:
I've used the Simple Stories Cabin Fever range, picked out Stampin' Up inks that match, and the flowers are a set from Lawn Fawn, which I am in love with. …
I'm joining in over at the Reset Girl's June Planner Stylist Challenge. All was going swimmingly until yesterday, when for some reason, my computer won't let me upload my photo to facebook. Due to a useless internet connection I can't send photos to Instagram from my phone, so this is a desperate attempt to put my photo for today on facebook.
Anyway, today's photo is for Day 6, just titled Collection. Here we are:
This is the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection, which came out last year. This was when I really started to get to grips with planning, so I've ordered some more for this year, so that I can do more with it this time. I just love the colour scheme. There are also some stickers from Paperchase, a stationery shop here in the UK, plus some stamps (flamingoes and lemonade) which you can still buy from Lawn Fawn. I'm loving the washi tape from Kikki K, too. I'm having a lot of fun decorating my planner with this, as you can imag…
It's been a while, as we've been in the process of moving house. Although my craft room was the first room to be resurrected, I've been at work almost every day since, so the crafting opportunities have been a little on the slim side.
But here's a card I made for one of the residents recently:
The base is gumball green, then a white square, then a strip of gumball green dsp. On top is a layer of white, with the sentiment stamped on. I cut some flowers using my Sizzix dies and leaves and coloured some candy dots to match. This was fun and easy to make so I must try to make another one soon.
This was actually made a couple of weeks' ago and I've noticed the recipient has kept it, which always cheers me up no end.
Thanks for looking in today. Things are returning to normal in our lovely new house, so hopefully I'll be back soon to show you some other makes. I've also received some fabulous cards recently, so I'll try to show you those…