Thursday, July 16, 2015

My Favorite Things Summer School Lesson #9-Secondary Colors

Happy Thursday!! It has been a beautiful day here in Connecticut. Warm with a nice breeze and VERY LITTLE humidity. I got up early and went on a walk. Unfortunately it was because I was coughing so much but it got me out and about. I like starting my day early if I can. In the summer I tend to stay up too late and it is hard to get my butt out of bed. However, when I do, I get a ton accomplished.

Since I woke up so early, I was able to play in my craft room. I created a card for My Favorite Things Summer School. Lesson 9 was to use secondary colors (orange, green or purple) on a card.

Here is what I came up with.

I chose to use all three colors on this card. For something that looks so darn simple, it took me long enough. Not totally happy with it as I think the shaker box needs one more thing on it. However, I tried a clip, some more stars and some other embellishments but nothing worked. The little sentiment banner might need to be longer. I just got sick of playing and gave up. I like how the rest came out though.

I started off by embossing in white using MFT's "Patterned Triangles Background" stamp. I then smooshed  MFT's "Lavender Fields," "Sour Apple," and "Orange Fizz" onto a piece of wax paper and diluted it with a paint brush filled with water. I then painted each color onto the embossed background. After it was dry, I used a Blueprints die to cut the panel out.

I then adhered the panel onto a piece of MFT "Lavender Fields" card stock that was cut and folded into an A-2 top folding card. I randomly wrapped some silver thread and adhered it onto the card front.

Next I created the shaker box by stamping "Orange Fizz" with MFT's "Pinstripe" background on white paper. I die cut it into a square and then die cut a heart out of the center.

I then created the shaker and adhered it on top of the silver thread. I stamped and adhered the sentiment banner, as well as the die cut stars. I also adhered some of the silver sequins that I used inside the shaker. Thank goodness I don't throw my crafting items out. These stars have to be as old as my daughter!! (She is fourteen!)

My last step was to cover the card stock stars with clear Wink of Stella.

Oh, and I almost forgot because I rarely do this-I stamped an inside to the card.

This was a really fun card to make. First, I LOVE purple, green and orange together. I also liked using using the thread in the random way like I did. I have seen many card designers use it like this but I have never tried it. I still might play with it but for now, I am moving on. I still need to do the first two lessons!!

I am also feeling a bit nostalgic today. I decided to share two photos of Char from Summer 2006 for a "throw back Thursday." Time sure flies by. I miss this age!! She was so darn fun.

People that know me know this look. The apple does not fall far from the tree here!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a lovely night!!



Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous card! Love all the different patterns, the fun color combination, and the little shaker element!
Sweet pix from your daughter!

Diane said...

Greetings Nora, your weather sounds wonderful. Love the shaker card design I think those cards are so fun. What darling pictures and yummy cone.

Hugs Diane

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Nora

Sweet pictures of your darling daughter!
I love your cards and that shaker card combines so many interesting techniques, it's amazing!
Very inspiring as always

Thank you and stay cool (it's so humid here in chicago today!)

Inkyfingers said...

What an unusual colour combo Nora but you really make it work! I love the white embossing and all your details really pop!
Loved the pictures of your daughter too. Looks like it was a fun summer.
Carol x

Anita in France said...

How fun and celebratory, Nora ... fabulous soft colours and such a great shaker element ... love that you took the fun to the inside! Sweet pictures ... that ice cream looks yummy! Anita :)

Becca Cruger said...

Oh how lovely is this?! That sponged background is amazing. You sure know how create an amazing design. :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the emboss resist and that cute shaker element!

Taunya Butler said...

LOVE EVERYTHING about this card and if this isn't picked as a winner I will be shocked - it has so much yumminess and texture to it and I love the embossed background and that cool shaker element!!!