I have noticed lately that I felt I was always using the same colors. Several months ago I read that some ladies keep sketch and color combo notebooks to jot things down in as they run across ideas to use in their stamping. I decided that I would like to do this for color combos just to get some different ideas. I had a small notebook that I had not used so I designated it my Color Combo notebook. It is black and white with a daisy on the front so I have an awesome color combo and my favorite flower all on the cover.
As I was looking through my Better Homes and Gardens magazine I noticed an ad for Carnival Cruises. It was a Chocolate Chip deck, with Tempting Turquoise lounge chairs, and Yoyo Yellow umbrellas. I wrote that combination in my book as I realy liked the look of the ad. When I was ready to make my card, I pulled out the notebook to see what color combo I wanted to try and this one just said “Pick me, pick me!”. So that is the combo I used for my card.
As you know each week Julee posts her Mojo Monday sketch for everyone to play along. Once I started her sketches the only time I missed was while I was in Italy. I really like her sketches as I have little difficulty coming up with a card to go with the sketch. While I am a little late this week I still made it in. Here is the sketch and my card for this week. I really like how the card turned out.
Stamps: Petals and Stems, Thankful Blossoms (both sets are from Verve Visuals) Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, white, Yoyo Yellow Ink: Basic Black, White Craft Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, yellow and turquoise brads, Yellow stitched ribbon (Michael’s), Turquoise ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My), white embossing powder, dimensionals, sticky tape
I layered the 2 ribbons to create the strip down the side. Check back tomorrow for my Saturday sketch. I played with a lot of things on the card but like how it turned out. Thanks for looking and have a great evening!