Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Colour Challenge & Angels in the Clouds


Yesterday over at Dapple Designs, there was a colour challenge to use neutral colours such as grey, brown, ivory, white, you know, the muted tones. Nothing came to me yesterday, but today was different. I took a piece of shimmery white c/s and wondered what it would look like, or if it would even show up, if I heat embossed white on white. How would I know unless I tried? Then I wondered, if it did work out alright, would the camera pick it up? I am pleasantly surprised to say yes to both questions. This is my card for Tami's colour challenge part 7. The layout is similar to the post below, but it's a simple card, so a simple layout works, I think. The base is grey Bazzill. The shimmery white is matted with SU's Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. The sentiment and the little dots are from SU's Polka Dots & Paisley set. A bit of sheer ivory ribbon completes the card.

Now, onto my lil' angels! The card base with the clouds has been sitting in my craft room for days and days! There was a tutorial done by Kelly at Diaries Of A Stamper about making these clouds and I thought they were just beautiful, so I made a card. Now, what to put on it was the question! Really, nothing came to mind; grass wouldn't work, words wouldn't work, turtles, dogs, cats or flowers wouldn't work. What do we find in clouds, I asked myself? ANGELS, of course. Surely we've all seen them, right? Out came my MissyB Designs stamps and a card was born. This is a 6 x 6 card, again, with the shimmery white c/s (I love it, if you can't tell). I stamped the lil' angels on regular white c/s, coloured with Prismacolor markers, accented them with Gold Stickles for the halo and Star Dust Stickles on the wings. Then I stamped the sentiment on the bottom, also MissyB Designs and added the bee and trail from CTMH's Little Bee set. That's all there was too it! I think this is one of my favourite cards. What about you?

5 comments:

Tami said...

Fantastic card for the color challenge, Barb! You did a great job with the neutral colors :) Thanks for playing. The angels are absolutely adorable with the clouds and the little bee.

hutch ink designs... said...

WOW both cards are great! Love the cute little angles in the clouds!

The polkas on the color challenge cards are wonderful! So cute!

~K

Vicki said...

You did a great job with the cards!! They look fantasic!!

~Stacy said...

I really like the white on white, that is really cool looking! :)

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Wow you did an amazing job on the clouds!