Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summery Colors

Wow, I can't believe it's Thursday already! Time sure flies when you're on vacation! I've been thinking about summer and trying to come up with different ways to show what it means to me on a card. Today I decided to use the colors that come to mind when I think of summer. Citrus colors always say summer to me! So I grabbed for my Distress Inks and came up with this.



I used three different color families. For the greens, I used Peeled Paint and bundled Sage. For the oranges, I used Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade and for the pinks, I used Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. I started out with white card stock and stamped the Hero Arts Friend Definition with VersaMark and clear embossed, for the background. I then took the pink and orange inks and blended them until I got the colors I wanted. I stamped the Large Floral Scallop, also from Hero Arts, onto another white piece, and again clear embossed. I used the same pinks and oranges, along with the two green inks, to color in the flowers and leaves. I actually used a small paint brush, dipped into the inks, which had been stamped onto my craft mat. This is an easier way for me to get the colors where I want them, when working with small images like this. I added a silk ribbon, button with string, a sentiment and a couple of pearls to finish off the card.

I've decided to not only enter this for the Hero Arts challenge this month, but also for the Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge, which is to use a button or buttons. That's it! So easy! If you're interested, you can join in the fun at the DDSB blog!

I really like the way this card turned out. The colors do look summery, don't they?

One more thing
...there is an AWESOME giveaway from Michelle on her blog! Pop on over and leave a comment to win this amazing package of goodies!

Thank you for your visit! Hope you all have a happy day today! :)

29 comments:

Sarah said...

Love the orange and pink together! Fabulous!

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Love the colors and your card is gorgeous... thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this challenge!

Harriet

GrammySue's Creations said...

Barb, your card is gorgeous; I love the colors that you chose and yes, they are very summery. Great job.

hayward69 said...

I love those flowers used with a great choice of colours. Lovely use of the button on the ribbon.

Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

Tiffany said...

Whooosh! I really love that flower on your scallop circle, wonderful mix of refreshing colors! It reminds me of lots of fruity flavored candy and icecream!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! You did an awesome job with this card, Barb! Love the choice of colors and placement of images! Sorry I am not around to comment much these days..hugs!! Congrats on your whale image win at Tiffany Doodles!

Diana said...

This background is just PERFECT Barb. The variations in color coupled with the text is yummy. Thanks for sharing and for visiting me!

Judy said...

Hi Barb,

This is such a sweet looking card. Fantastic!! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs

Karen said...

This is lovely, great image too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Pascale said...

Gorgeous colours, great layout and great use of the button detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge Hugs Pascale

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your card is so pretty Barb! I love the summery colors and the scallop circle at the bottom. Great design! Hope you're enjoying your week off.

Monika Reeck said...

Love your colors BARB...GREAT CARD... and happy you join with us this week...see our promo for June...if you buy for 5 Dollar then you get the cute sets summer not only one but 2...is it amazing dear...and thanks for commenting always on my Blog....Love you Barb...hugs

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, this is so gorgeous. I truly love it. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Michelle B said...

Very sweet card! It's so cute1 Thank you for joining us this week at DDSB Challenge!

Hugs,
Michelle B.

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous, love the summer colors too!

KymKreates said...

This is just buttonrific!!!! That is my new word! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and Good Luck!
KymKreates

Rosemary said...

Lovely card, Barb! Some how missed this one in the HA group. So glad I stopped by to see what you are up to!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the mix of colors you used and they really are citrusy! Wonderful card!

Simone said...

Wow this is such a beautiful card Barb! Love those summery colours! Good luck with the DDS challenge - its sure to be a winner :)

Vanessa said...

This is beautiful and so summery, Barb! Love that gorgeous card!!

Amber said...

Wowzers your card is fabulous! LOVE IT! And Murphy is adorable!
DDSB Hugs
Amber

Dawn said...

Just beautiful Barb. Love all the colours together on the background and your focal image is so clean and clear looking - awesome.

Joy said...

Stunning Barb, love all the colours, these are so warm and comforting.

Katja of Katzz said...

Oh so lovely this card. Let the summer begin!!!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Greetings,
Katja

Jill said...

Your citrus colors look great! This is VERY summery and I LOVE it!

jo said...

Great card! Love what you did with the buttons! Thank you for joining us this week at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Doreen said...

Beautiful,stunning colours.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.xxx

Anne said...

Absolutelu fabulous colors here Barb- love the design and layout! Such a pretty card :)

XOXO Anne

patscrap91 said...

This card is beautiful. I love the colors and the hand writing background.
Many thanks for the lovely comments you wrote on Flickr about my cards.