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Friday, March 27, 2015

First card from the color play challenge

Yesterday I left off at step 6, Building a swatch pallet:
6. Make a swatch sheet with your papers of the color key.

 The Key:

 Using the solid color pad

I began to build my swatch sheet

This pad was sort some of the right shades, So I had to use paper in the stash

after about 15 minutes I had it as complete as I was going to get it:

Checking it with printed papers

My solids lined out

So from there I grabbed the papers and pulled a few colors to make my first card

7. Start playing with your papers, pull them out of the pad and start matching colors with patterns. Use your phot'd fabric as an example

I used 6, 3, 4, and 7.  I added an additional color a grass green that was in the print stack

Okay, here it my card:

Whatcha think??   I like it, I added the flowers and bow and butterflies all in the pallet colors

This card is 5x7

I am also entering this card in the  Our Daily Bread Designs , Shinning The Light Challenge.  The scripture is one of their beautiful rubber scripture stamps!   This is for their Spring religious Easter themed Challenge.  This is also a personal favorite verse!

One little trick I use to stamp

my sentiments straight when I use a die, I leave it in the die and then stamp.

This really works!! 

The Last part of the challenge is to make your cards!  On the group we each have an album and we are posting our photos as we go along to see our progression in color play!!

On a personal note I pick a group of colors that were not in my normal comfortable color range at first glance.  But when I got to the Key, I realized half of these colors are regular players for me.  So no wonder I was drawn to it!!  I am choose to go the more pastel route  in an effort to make myself try something new!

I will keep posting as I work my way through the papers!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get to check out Our Daily Bread Designs!
Ginny M

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A color challenge for the month of April

I've put up a new challenge for my facebook group 'Christian Card Makers'
This challenge involves a new way of looking at color and using it in card making projects.
I thought I'd  blog this challenge,  you might like to give it a try
This involves using the color key registration of fabrics.
Here is how it works:

1. Go to a fabric store and a quickly look the fabrics

2. Find a few fabrics that you are drawn to.

I like this one in the group, When I pulled it out I wasn't to crazy about it, plus it did not have a color registration key!  This is the first bolt  of fabric I have seen without one!!

I thought this might be interesting and it had a color key

Then I thought , no I really don't want to make cards with this palette

This was really pretty in fabric

But then I thought to little color to make a couple dozen cards with.

I left the home decor fabric section and went over to the quilting fabrics and found something that I liked:

3. Unwrap the bolt a bit and look for the color fabric key, take a photo of the fabric and the key.

4.Narrow this down to one fabric /key, photo the fabric and the Key.

 The color is off on this photo but the color key is correct:

I printed this out to build my swatch sheet

5. You will need find a pad or stash in the colors with your key. Purchase or use stash paper - I am using a patterned paper pad and a solid. I purchased this to match my key. both were on sale 3.00 each

So that is where I am right now!  

I think this will be a fun exercise in color use, play along if you can!!

next.... , to be continued!

6. Make a swatch sheet with your papers of the color key.
7. Start playing with your papers, pull them out of the pad and start matching colors with patterns. Use your phot'd fabric as an example
8. Start making cards, if you can take your fabric shot and show it with your cards or buy a 1/2 yard of the fabric to back drop your creations.
As always, photo this as you go along!! You have the whole month of April!!
Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Word Art Wednesday

Today is my last day as a guest Design Team member over at  Word Art Wednesday, What a great time I had too!!  This wonderful blog bring s a new Bible verse and lots of inspiration every week. It is a labor of love by many hands on deck.

The week the verse is from Psalm 18:46

Such a beautiful verse in a perfect font!  
Here is my card

This card was made with a digital frame and lots of liquid pearl dots!!  
I also hand painted glitter on the  lattice of the image.

I can't wait to send it , I know it will make a smile happen!
Click over to Word Art Wednesday, Enjoy the devotion and make a card for the challenge!

Thank you for stopping by
Ginny M

Monday, March 23, 2015

Osa Swap for March

I had an Oriental Swap art Swap to mail out for the March ACE-16 swap today. 
I wanted to do something completely different.  So I picked a color I rarely  work with - pink!
I used a yummy paper pad  called Blush Glam by Craft Smith.

These images are printed on Neenah  Solar white laid finish, with a little distressing. I also added pink glitter to the cherry blossom trees.  

I have found using textured papers work really well at grabbing the ink and getting a good print.
With these two card, one I modge podged and one I did not.  I am not sure which I like better.

Pretty papers!
These have the feel of what in the printing world is called 'calendar paper'.  A very velvety finish, lovely for card making!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Ginny M

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A few fun cards I made tonight

A few fun cards I made tonight

For and Oriental Stamps Art Swap

Koi Card x4  Oriental Stamp Arts swap

Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M

Friday, March 20, 2015

Simply Sepia

I made this card for a flower card swap in a group I'm in.  I wanted something simple for this swap.

I thought this image looked so peaceful.

Such a beautiful stamp made by Our Daily Bread Designs of this powerful verse!
Thanks for stopping by
Ginny M

This card has been entered in the ODB anniversary challenge