Tuesday, June 28, 2011

First Card For Summer Card Camp!

Hello Everyone!  I just completed my first card for Jennifer and Kristina's Online Summer Card Camp and....it was a little more difficult than I had thought it would be.  Don't get me wrong....I had fun creating it and when I saw the color palette I thought "No Problemo"....I mean, I tend towards using lots of colors on my cards anyways...But, this sure wasn't a color combo that would have jumped out at me and really, I think that might be the point of the class.  To stretch our comfort levels when it comes to working with ink and paper.  I usually have no where near the free time to craft that I want to have so when I do have time I go right for my tried and true colors, sketches, and sometimes even the same stamps.  I mean, I know that those choices "work" for me so why not turn to them? Right? Wrong!  Doing that, doing the same ole' same ole' makes me stale.....makes my cards, scrapbook layouts stale....so, that is why I signed up for this class....to streeeeeetttttch my abilities outside of my usual comfort zone.  And, here is my Day 1, purple, pink, blue, orange and white card!



The flower image is Penny Black #4160 Cheerful as well as a Penny Black sentiment.  The background script is Tim Holtz and the die is the largest diamond in the Spellbinder's classic diamond nesties.  Thank you for stopping by and see you tomorrow with another card from class!

Be well,


paula said...

Wow what an amazing card Sheila :D. Stepping out of your comfort zone really paid off with this card. I love it & I can't wait to see what else you do xoxoxoxo

joy said...

Hi, Sheila! I'm in the class, too, and agree with you about the stretching! These are colors I don't normally use together and I usually don't use more than three colors either!!! I love your pretty card - the flowers just POP!

Lisa said...

This is really fantastic! It totally looks like "you" in every way :) Bold bright, colors and images- If this was a stretch then you did it beautifully :)
Happy camping!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love that Penny Black flower. I have it and it is one of my favorites. You made them so pretty :-) Love your gorgeous background. Beautiful card. Isn't "camping" fun!

Jill said...

Love how you cut and layered that beautiful flower. This card is elegant and BRIGHT- 2 of my favorite things! HUGS!

Karen said...

Love Love Love those flowers and the way you put them together! Your card is just Great, I really want to get that stamp!