Saturday, April 30, 2011

More Bright Colors

I don't know what's come over me, but my customers may need to bring their shades to the May Stamp Camps. I wanted to CASE this card by the Uber-talented Mary Fish, but as usual, I went off on my own. Go check out her card, then come back. I'll wait. ... ... ... Okay, now please look at mine, then we'll talk:

I resisted using the turquoise. I did. I wanted to resist, anyway. I wanted to find another color that "popped" to use with the Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie. I tried reeeeeeal hard, for days, to find another color that worked as well as turquoise, but alas, I decided it really was the best color. But I didn't want as MUCH turquoise as Mary used, so that's why it took me for-EVER to make this. Finally today I started playing for serious, and this is what came out. I'm not sure it's the final pass, but it's the first one that worked all the way to a whole card.

I'm not sure that flower works - maybe it's too small? And I'm not sure about the stark white base. I'm open to suggestions. (Sure, I'm using "sure" a lot. Sure am. :) Okay, sure, I'll stop.)

For my next trick, I opened my package of Beyond The Garden DSP from the new Summer Mini (starts tomorrow!). I fell in love with the blue & green, so I tried this:

I am sooooooooo happy they brought back Pacific Point as a permanent color. (The only thing better would have been if they brought back Kiwi Kiss instead of Wild Wasabi. Just sayin'.) The colors in this DSP are Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi. I'm afraid both of the patterns on this DSP are too busy for that also-busy peacock image (Proud Peacock stamp set, also from the Summer Mini), but I was determined to try and make it work. I may need to add a bit of orange or red or something to the feathers. Or maybe some silver smooch paint. Again, ideas are welcome.

In other news, I retrieved my tent and standing card rack from storage today, and everything fits in my car so far! The only thing I still need to do is make tent weights. In years past I've used empty kitty litter containers filled with water, but alas, I no longer have those. :( I'm thinking buckets with 40-lb bags of sand in them (left in the bags.) I can't believe the farmers markets start next weekend. I can't believe TOMORROW IS MAY ALREADY! But it will be good to sit outside again and get fresh air and talk to my farmer and crafty peeps. Can't wait!

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  1. These are lovely! I especially like all the texture in the top one.

  2. I'm liking both cards.
    I like green & blue, so I don't think the bottom one needs anything!


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