Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Black for Contrast



It's been awhile since I participated in SCS challenges - so I put aside a little time today to make these 2 cards for the sketch challenge. I pulled out some black paper to use as a contrast for both of these cards - I particularly like the way the black looks on the crab card.

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Card #1 - This card was made with Basic Grey paper from the Romani collection - I wanted to use some bold papers for this one and add black and vanilla as my neutrals. The flowers are from Delight in Life from sellabration time. The flowers from this set are so easy to work with!

Card #2 was made with that same K&Company paper I've been raving about for the last couple of posts. I'm a bit obsessive, and when I find something I like.... I'll keep using it until I'm sick of it! I dug out some black paper today to matte all my layers on - I love the contrast with the soft colors of the crab card. The Maryland blue crab was colored with watercolor crayons - I looked up Blue Crabs on the internet to make sure it was correct! The little gifts were stamped on the designer paper and trimmed down, then popped up on dimensionals.
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Tommorrow I'm going to do a tutorial on the ribbon butterfly that I used on the Martha card from a few posts ago. So don't forget to check back then!

19 comments:

Ida said...

You always have such FUN and CREATIVE Cards. I love the Crab card. It's just adorable. Ida

Amy said...

LOVE the first card!!!!! You always have such great interpretations of sketch challenges! It is awesome!!!

Amy

Allison said...

These are super...bright and fun!

beate said...

You are on fire with this challenge. Both cards are gorgeous. But the first one is my favorite. The colors are sooo beautiful!

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

They are both beautiful! I love the first one because I almost didn't recognize the flower stamps. I love when that happens because it means new ideas for me!

Julie (julie_stamps@hotmail.com) said...

I love both of these cards! You do a great job with these layouts... making them your own. Love them!!!

Kenna said...

I love the first card. The orange is beautiful and very summery looking!!!!

LSN2 said...

Such beautiful cards Michelle! I swear that I can pick out one of your creations on the SCS gallery without seeing your name! Your cards always have such a distinctive sunny personality that set them apart and make them stand out.

Linda (LSN on SCS)

Ashley B. said...

Those are both adorable Michelle! The black really makes those bright colors pop! I managed to do two for today's challenge as well. It was such an interesting sketch.

Daniela said...

I love what you did with the challenge!!!! Love the first card :)

Ila said...

I love both of these cards. Just perfect! I have this paper...my favorite at the moment as well!

Debbie Olson said...

GORGEOOUS! I especially love the Maryland blue crab!

Robbie said...

Michelle,

Just wanted to let you know that I am from Maryland and you did a great job with the crab. In real life the blue is very vivid (almost electric)!

Robbie

GinaP said...

WOW, these are GORGEOUS!!!! Love them!!!

asela said...

Love these! Especially the blue crab, having grown up in Maryland...

Bethany Paull said...

Your flowered card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the sentiment on the scalloped oval, instead of using it for your image. Great look!

Lisa Trombitas said...

What great cards! I especially love the 1st one with the BG Romani paper - the black matting is unbelievable, and now I'm sorry I didn't get Delight in Life! Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Lorrie said...

I love your cards, so bright and cheery!

Wife2TJ said...

So cute! I haven't had a ton of time to comment but I just love all of your cards and projects you've made on your blog. You do such a wonderful job!

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