Thursday, January 15, 2009

Color Inspiration

Today's ways to use it challenge was a color challenge. We were to use the color wheel or find an inspiration source on the web. I often find my inspiration for color in fabrics. You all know that I like to sew so... I am looking at fabric all the time! Here is one of the fresh spring patterns from Paula Press sold at Michael Miller Fabrics. I wouldn't naturally put these colors together so it made a great challenge piece. Here is what I came up with...

It is the shady tree studios release day at Cornish Heritage Farms. These are beautifully illustrated blooms. The one I chose to use today is called "Artsy Blooms". I wanted to show you this close shot to show you the spica glitter pens (in blue and red) and also how you can color "loosely" with copics. I did not color these blooms in tight circles rather in a whispy watercolor fashion (that suits the image). I love how my copics can have as many "styles" as I can dream up. The little butterfly is felt cut with my butterfly die from Spellbinders.
Here are all my card deets:
Rubber Stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms:
Artsy Blooms (Shady Tree Studios), Distressed Grid (Scrapblocks), Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments)
Tuxedo Black Memento Dye Ink (Tsukineko)
Lemonade, Aqua Adirondack Dye Ink (Ranger)
White Simply Smooth, Rose Medium, Frosted Teal (Prism)
Copic Markers
Red, Turquoise Spica Glitter Pens (Copic)

Label 1, Butterfly Die cuts (Spellbinders)
Paper Frills (Doodlebug)
Microbrad (Creative Impressions)
Button, Twine, Sewing

I would love to see what inspires you! So play along today if you have the chance!
Are you lovin' these blooms? Enter for your chance to win some over on the CHF Creative Blog...


Alli Miles said...

This is gorgeous Sherrie!!!

leenda said...

Beautifully done!!

Leah said...

Sooo pretty! I do love how these images lend themselves to watercolor. Can't wait to get my hands on some:)

Deablaida said...

An unusual colour combination for sure, but it works wonderfully in your hands. A smashing card Sherrie.


Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, just love this color combination, pretty flowers1

Susan said...

Lovely card, really soothing colors in a bright kinda way. Loved your felties on the last couple of cards.

lakind said...

Love your inspiration piece, Sherrie! This is so gorgeous! The colors truly pop off the page!

Anki said...

What a wonderful pattern! Love it - looks like some that would have been on a Swedish porceline during the 70s. Love it! Have a wonderful weekend - best greetings from Sweden - Anki