Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Week #3, Summer Card Camp

I have really been struggling with the colors for this week's Card Camp. I've made three cards so far, two of which I won't be posting. . . .yuk! This one turned out okay, I guess. I think I'm just better at using bright colors.



I did enjoy putting this together and used some fun elements. The red ribbon, chocolate colored twine and white flower are all from Hero Arts. I also used the Hero Arts, Magical Background on the card base, stamped in Hero Hues, Latte Chalk Ink. I embossed the oval die cut with my Cuttlebug, then gently added some brown ink just to the dots. The shiny, red letters are Thickers.

I'm hoping to get another card made for camp, using Jennifer's "Finger-inking" technique. . .looks like lots of fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

19 comments:

Simone said...

This is such a fun card Barb! I love those warm colours and the Thickers look great on this! Love those layers! :)

joy said...

I love your card, Barb! And, I want to try Jennifer's finger painting, too, but my cardmaking time is so limited these days! Maybe I will find some free time soon.

sheila said...

I really like this card Barb. The design works really well with the colors chosen and the letters just pop!

donna mikasa said...

great card, Barb! I love the shiny letters and the overall design! love these colors but I'm so behind at camp....Your card is so inspiring!

Dawn said...

Your card is just beautiful Barb. I really like how you used the colours. I found these colours easier to use than last weeks....

Isha said...

Love your card Barb!! Great use of colors.

Sue said...

Interesting colours.
The warm vivid red and the earthy brown, one would not think to put these two together, but it works! It is a great card Barb.
Smiles:)

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty Barb! Love your shiny red HI and that pretty flower with twine! I found this to be a challenging color scheme this week!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love those shiney letters and your design Barb! Great card! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. You made my day. :)

Maureen Morton said...

I hear ya, Barb - I rely on great colors! I have been thinking about this challenge all week. I do hope that I have time to give it a shot. But, this is so adorable! This great design show you learned about balance - it is perfect! Love those red letters, too.

Michelle said...

I really love this card, Barb! I can't imagine the others looking 'yuk'! great design!

maryse n. said...

This card turned out great Barb! The red pops. I love it! I also love the design.

AnitaRex said...

I like it! Not the easiest colors to use but I like how you did, the red thickers really adds!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, this card turned out wonderful--I love how you inked the dot embossed oval. I also had a hard time with this weeks colors for card camp. Haven't been on the internet much this week because of internet problems; got the problem fixed and hopefully the problem will stay gone. Hugs to you and have a wonderful weekend.

Robin K. said...

I really like how you used the red ribbon and thickers Barb! Your design is nicely done!

Jill said...

I LOVE how you've used the colors! I think this is beautifully designed, too!

Diana said...

Hey Barb....super fun card. Always love coming to visit!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, they were hard colors to work with but you did a fabulous job! I especially love the embossed oval (nice texture!) and the red Thickers are perfect! It sure sounds like you are enjoying card camp...you are amking some amazing cards!

Suzanne C said...

Very fun! Love the design and so very pretty!