Sunday, May 5, 2013

LIM 118 ---Wild with Color


The challenge this week at Less is More is to create a card using opposing colors on the color wheel. 


I seem to always have trouble with a color challenge...don't have any idea why..but it really is the most difficult for me, I think.  Anyway...here's what I finally came up with.....


I also used some of the techniques we learned this week in the His & Hers online card class.  For this first card, I masked off the top portion of the car and stamped the image in white on Kraft card stock.  I then masked off a small line at the top of the stamped image and inked it up with some white.  After the ink was completely dry, I colored the image with Prisma color pencils and used the opposing colors violet and yellow.   I mounted the kraft panel to a violet card base.


For this second card I used the colors yellow-green and violet-red.  It looks kind of pink on here, but this card front was made with watercolor paper.  I stamped the flowers in a light ink, then added the water colors.  After the panel dried, I outlined the stamped image with a black pen to give it a little pop.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum and embossed in white. In order to really capture the colors for the challenge, I added strips of color around the panel in yellow-green and violet-red.  I also used my paint brush to splatter drops of the two colors over the stamped image.


This is another card I made using techniques from the His and Hers class.  I colored strips of vellum with Copic markers, cut them in varying lengths and adhered them to a white card panel.  I stamped "birthday" on a strip of vellum and adhered it around the card panel. The word "happy" was cut with alpha dies from Simon Says Stamps and are adhered over the vellum strips.  I used the opposing colors blue and orange for this card.


I think this last card is starting to grow on me now.  I wasn't too sure I liked it at first, but it's getting better! LOL!  I used opposing colors blue-violet and yellow-orange for this card.  I use my large Memory Box (Chloe) butterfly die to embossed a white panel (4 x 5.25 inches).  I colored the butterfly with Copics, then added a little sparkle in the "grooves" with a clear star pen (Sakura).  I wanted to add just a little more zip...so I painted over the coloring with some twinkling H20 paints. Since I wasn't using water color paper I was afraid it would not work...but laying the Copic ink down first seemed to help.  I added a light yellow-orange shadow around the butterfly. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps. I layered the panel on a piece of yellow-orange paper and adhered it to a white card base. Is it CAS enough??

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...

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15 comments:

Sandra H said...

Beautiful array of cards Susan x

Beanie said...

WOW - what an busy lad you've been! I love the happy birthday card with the vellum; really unusual.

Chrissie said...

Brilliant job again Susan, I love that delicate stamping on the first one!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pat Jandacek said...

All four are beautiful!

Cathy said...

These all look wonderful Susan, I think you've mastered the challenge! Cathy x

Loli said...

Hola Susan, i don´t like the challenges of colour, for me they are very opressive, i don´t like work with colours what i don´t like :C they are stressful for me...but..a challenge is a challenge :D.
Great set of cards Susan, very originals designs, the butterfly is really gorgeous very bright , i like the vellum on your birthday card, great touch, the flowers card is very springtime, i like the colours and the spots of watercolour and the first ones is very delicate, great work as always Susan.
A warm hug from Palma and have a nice week

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

OK, for someone colour challenged, I think you did fantastically. I especially love the vellum one - they look like pieces of glass and that is a fantastic masculine card! Great job with all your homework!

Daen'Ys said...

Wow Susan, what great cards these are! And I have not the slightest idea what I could do!

Rosi x

Elaine said...

Blimey - you have been busy. For someone who finds colours difficult you've done brilliantly!! Love the butterfly with the orange tips!

Sue said...

All beautiful cards, Susan. I really like the third one with the blocks of colour and the way you have made the sentiment. Sue x

Jen said...

wow susan fabulous cards. nu be 3 is my favourite

Fabulous colour choices. Thanks for joining us the week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Katina said...

Fantastic set of cards Susan!

debby4000 said...

WOW these are brilliant and gorgeous.
luv
Debby

mypapercraftworld said...

Wow, what amazing cards ... I particularly love the flowers ... beautifully and delicately coloured! Anita :)

June Houck said...

These are all bold and beautiful!

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