Monday, August 23, 2010

Extravaganza Artwork....Countdown 3

Where did the time go?!?!  I meant to get these posted a week or so ago...I guess "back 2 school season" got in the way...lol

These are some more examples of what I taught at Convention....using COLOR, where to find inspiration, how to combine paper packets, etc.  This particular board was using three colors in a triangle on the color wheel...here are some tips and hints:

Triadic Color Schemes use colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel and are in a triangle pattern.



 Holiday Red, Pear & Crystal Blue with two neutrals, White Daisy and Desert Sand - again I let the Crystal Blue color in my photos play its part and only used the color minimally elsewhere.


 Don’t be afraid to mix your Paper Packets to get just the right color scheme. Remember that you can use the back side as well and many times this is the side I use when mixing things up.


 For masculine cards, let your neutral color dominate and use the other triad of colors minimally to create a dramatic feel without all the frill.


 White space is HOT, HOT, HOT right now and as much as I enjoy distressing, sometimes Simpler is better. . . white space creates the illusion of being simple and often eloquent.


 When using clear cards, have some of your elements on the front and some on the inside. . .just make sure to cover up all your top elements by cutting an identical piece to hide all the glue and 3-D Foam Tape.
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On this layout, I let the blue in the photos act as the majority of my Crystal Blue in the color scheme (only adding it again in the title bar)...
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Close-up of my CUTIE and the buttons sewn on the side (LOVE these Clear Craft Buttons and they're on the discontinued list so you better get them while you can!!!)
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Clear Card....the clouds and buttons are on the front and the rainbow is on the inside....
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Same color combo (Holiday Red, Pear (*NEW*) and Crystal Blue)....anyone recognize the stamp used for the petals????  Check this set out and see if you can figure it out!!!

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Here's a close-up.....
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A Posey stamp set (can you believe you can get this CUTE stamp set for only $7.95) with window cut out in the bottom right....more clear buttons over the centers of the flowers.  I also mixed paper packets....Magic Moments (was a $2, $4, $6 - 8 paper packet so they're all gone :(... and Sweet Home...Colors are Sweet Leaf, Indian Corn Blue and Smoothie (*NEW*)....White Daisy as my neutral...
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Side view of the "window".....
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same colors and same stamp set....clean, simple card!!!
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Dimensional Elements On Target (small circles) stamped and adhered for dimension....
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Masculine card with one of the NEW stamp sets I was given to play with....Colors are Garden Green, Outdoor Denim and Cranberry (my neutral is Bamboo)....
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Inside.....
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Another card...same stamp set...same color combo...

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