I admit it: I've been struggling with my Online Card Class Summer Card Camp 2 homework. I was really good with Week 1, then during Week 2 I made a lot of pretty trash, and here in Week 3 I've made one card (and lots of trash). The classes are FAB-U-LOUS. I'm just having a lot of major FAILS.
I did manage to make one card that is blog-worthy. This one does not follow any of the sketches (shocking, I know!), but it ... well, here's the card, then I'll explain:
I made the white-on-Kraft background a few nights ago. It survived the pretty trash nightmare. We are supposed to use two browns, two purples and a light blue. Most of you know that purple for me is one step above (gah) pink! The first 5 or 6 failed cards were my attempts to use as little purple as possible. They sukked.
Today I had the idea to take it in another direction and EMBRACE the purple. I also saw this photo of a blue frog:
I was going to color the bike brown for the dark brown color in the color combination, but the first thing I did was color part of the front tire. FAIL! So he's been riding in the mud, maybe on the C&O Canal along the Potomac. That thing is a quagmire after it rains.I still colored his bike brown, but I made his tires muddy, too. I totally meant to do that.
Oh, the "embrace purple" part? Did you see I made PURPLE GRASS?!?!?!?! I did. Blue frog, purple grass, frog riding a bike. Yep, all good.
Here's my attempt to show you some of the shimmer on the little guy:
He's quite a handsome fellow.
I also added a layer of dark brown under the Kraft background, and put it on a 4 1/4" square base. No sentiment, mostly because I forgot, but I don't think he really needs one. I can add a speech bubble later, if I feel like it.
I love all the techniques in class, and I'm sure I'll use them eventually. Maybe I'm too old for homework. Yeah, that's it! heh heh
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