Saturday, October 25, 2008

Color Experiment

I looked out my window for inspiration this morning. I'll have to admit that I don't have the most glorious from my third floor penthouse. However, once you get past the parking lot, there is a field of empty lots with a lot of trees. Within my viewing distance, too, is township land which has been annexed into the city for a housing development. While street improvements have been made and the infrastructure has been installed, I don't anticipate any building going on for a while. Can you tell I've got the television on tuned into a news channel? Enough of that. It's time for some music. Regardless of the the economic condition of the whole darned world, it's a beautiful day in northern Minnesota - one that should be celebrated.

About my card, it's my adaptation of a card in Close To My Heart's new Originals book. The colors I used were inspired by some Stampin' Up color combinations I've been seeing and admiring. I might note that the stripes on the Colonial White background piece were stamped with the Journaling Jots set. While I haven't used the set as it was intended yet, I've used its lined stamps to make some cool stripes. Brown Bag was the color I chose for distressing, as for the leaves, I used the stamp rolling technique and sponge daubers and pretty much played around with them until they looked the way I wanted them to. If you're tired of the ribbon that I seem to be using on everything these days, let me warn you that you'll probably be seeing it until I run out. I love the stuff.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Goldrush, Juniper, and Chocolate cardstock; Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Brown Bag, and Chocolate ink pads; Nature's Vein and Say it in Style stamp sets; Ribbon from Walmart; Autumn Terracotta mini brads; Empressor tool and mat; Sponge daubers; Sanding block.

I had a strange night, falling asleep around 10:30 and then waking up at 12:30, feeling like I'd slept for 10 hours. I dinged around on the computer, cleaned my corner, and watched TV until around 3:30 when I fell back asleep. I slept until 8:45, just in time to say "See ya" to Marv who was on his way out the door for the day. Having satisfied my creative urges for a while, I'm off to do some housework and later, a little shopping. My wish for you is a wonderful day. Most likely, I'll catch you later.


Kelly Jo said...

I LOVE this card!! What a great set of leaf stamps.

Jeanne said...

Another stunner by Kathi! I just got BACK from shopping. LOL

How far are you from International Falls? Just curious...that's where my grandmother lives and my dad was raised.

Laurel said...

This is beautiful, going to have to pull out my Nature's Vein again!