It's Kelly here for my first official post as a Create A Smile DT
Did you have a chance to hop along this weekend for our first release? I sure hope so there was some serious inspiration being offered :)
If you don't know me, it's nice to meet you, and you probably don't know my style. That's okay, I'm going to tell you :) I love to look at stamps and see different ways to use them. I'm super crazy about my stuff matching and when I share it's almost always three cards. Super simple, middle of the road, and kinda busy. Busy is open for interpretation because my busy is still pretty CAS. ha! I'm a fussy cutter and I love stickles. Now that we've got the basics down let's get to the goods.
When I sat down to create I could not stop thinking about a card I saw by
Tanja Kewel-Neef. during the hop this weekend. It was such an adorable card, truly beautiful design and it was brown and green. BROWN AND GREEN people! I could not think of two colors I dislike more together. But here I am staring at her stunning creation thinking "How on God's green earth did she make that look so good?" I decided maybe I had been too judgmental of this color combo and decided to give it a go.
First up: Kinda Busy
I stamped and trimmed that sweet owl out and colored him with distress inks. Actually everything is colored with distress inks. I used Hero Arts Tweed stencil on the 4 and their star stencil for the background. I have a niece turning four soon and I thought that sentiment was perfect.
Second: Middle of the Road
I used the hammock from the comfy set to create my hills then colored with more distress in. The branch is easy to turn into a tree by adding a few more leaves and Mr. Squirrel is perfect just the way he is :)
Last: Super Simple
I used the mirror technique to get my two hedgehogs to fall in love. I had some hills left over and I thought they would make a cute little scallop edge. I added some interest with a white gel pen and stickles. The heart was hand drawn.
What did I learn? I CAN like brown and green together. I like it better tempered with another color, like the pink. I also have to use the brown sparingly. In the Gallon/Quart/Pint rule brown will always be my pint :)
Big thanks to Tanja for being so awesome at crafting she made me think I could do it too!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found something to inspire you :)