Thursday, July 14, 2011

Colour Inspiration ...

I have been following the 2011 Summer Card Camp, with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. This camp has been great for providing techniques and inspiration, but also for colour combinations. The camp runs for four weeks, and at the start of each week a different colour combination is announced. During the course of that week, the teachers and guest designers create cards using those colours.
I have to admit though, that every time I go to the website, the logo seems to catch hold of me! I love the summery colours used. The bright green, hot pink and lovely orange! Every time I look at the logo, I think to myself, these colours would make a gorgeous card! Bright and energising! Especially in the middle of a Victorian winter when it's usually so grey!

So, in keeping with my theme of 'Christmas in July', I created this Christmas card basing the colours on the logo.

Sometimes finding the right colour combinations can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be! We make colour decisions all the time (what to wear, decorating your house)! Take a look at how other people have used colour combinations (websites, gardens, houses) and try incorporating them into your cards!

And remember, that Christmas Cards don't have to be in the traditional red and green colours!

Products used:
9127 - A5 White Card
1742LK - Bauble Border Stamp
696LM - Merry Christmas Border Stamp
10250 - Watermark Pad
1049 - Taffy SB Essentials
1082 - Cricket SB Essentials
4932 - Butterscotch SB Essentials
10017 - Black Embossing Powder
70421 - Carot Smooch
70430 - Lettuce Smooch
70422 - Sassy Pink Smooch
70425 - Kiwi Smooch
* Heat Tool
* Permaball Pen
* Scissors
* Trimmer
* Corner Rounder