Thursday, January 22, 2009

Color Inspiration #39

**UPDATE** I tried to complete my vision again and played with the original flowers I punched out on Thursday night. Here's what i came up with.

So it's super late and as usual I'm up and making cards. All these cards are really cutting into my sleep time! It's 1 A.M. for pete's sake!! Anyways I better post quick and head to bed. So another wonderful color inspiration from Kristina Werner. The colors were a bit hard for me and I had, yet again, this amazing idea in my head and of course it just never ever turns out. I guess that's my only saving grace is that everything is always better in my mind than in reality.

Anyways back to the card. So I had to take a break from a few inspiration challenges because I've been busy helping my brother and his fiance make wedding invitations!! If you're interested at all, she's documenting her entire wedding journey HERE. She's got pics posted and everything. Way more on top of it than my blog and she's probably the most organized bride I'd ever seen. She's pretty much done everything for the wedding (except the invites because I'm involved with that and I procrastinate) and she isn't getting married till August!!

I'll try to draw a mental image of what I saw in my lovely brain. I was picturing way smaller circles of flowers. I did try it but I wanted a smaller border for the green and I couldn't do it with the size of the punches I had. Sucks that there isn't something in between the 3/4" and the 1". And for some reason in my mind (must be cuz it's late) I thought the border would be smaller if I used a 1" and a 1 1/4"..... So I started out with itty bitty flowers from the Itty Bitty Buds set (New lvl 2 hostess set!) and my green thumb just made the buds grow a bit to fit the 1" punch. Those I stamped with So Saffron. Then I just punched them out and layered them onto Certainly Celery cardstock. I tried the Green Galore and it was BRIGHT! (bold brights.. duh!) so I had to back down and admit I wasn't brave enough to venture down that road. Those were then put on Basic Black with dimensionals. I used the white gel pen for the first time! Drew a mini border. Popped all of that onto more Certainly Celery. Then put that on the Real Red card and stamped a sentiment from Best Yet (Retired Hostess set). Topped the card off with a little black polka dot ribbon that I got from Costco! Yes I admit it's not the greatest. Oh I forgot that I was trying to draw a mental picture for you. So if you will.. Picture smaller circles with flowers. and I pictured a number of them on the black in various places, then I was going to draw swirly lines kinda like bumble bee lines. If that makes sense. And that's about all of a vision I had.

Anyways it's mighty late and I'm tired. My lovely fellow stuck in a black card making hole friend Arlie bought some beautiful crocheted (I can't spell it) flowers to put on cards as inspired by Stampin' Up! and gave me a few. I'll have to play with those on my big whopping 6 days off!! Till the weekend, stay happy! It's mini Friday today!!


Savitri said...

You card turned out great... no matter what other image was in your head :) It's always like that with me. I have a vision and my vision turned out to be something else.

Yankee in England said...

Super cute card!

Christine said...

I can so relate with having a certain design in mind and then having it come out differently once it's on paper! LOL!

I think that you card turned out beautifully! The green was challenging for me, too, but your substitute makes this card much more serene (I bet the Green Galore was a bit shocking around the early morning hours when you were working on this, huh? LOL!).

Great work on this week's color inspiration challenge, Sandi!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Great job on the challenge. Very eye-catching.

travelingmama said...

a very pretty use of the colors! tfs!

Sherri said...

Simple & pretty!

Donelda said...

You'd never know these colors were "tough" for you cause this is great!! I like the doodling...I'm a doodler!!!

clouds shadler said...

Very nice card! I love yer doggie! He's beautiful, teehee :o)

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Shelley G in Iowa said...

Nice card. I was struck by how there a few similarities to mine. You posted first and I don't look at posts until I'm done.....weird!