Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Julie: Collage style card - lime green with gold

Hello again.
Time and again when I sit down to get crafty - without knowing in advance what it is I want to make - it's  the colours of my supplies that inspire me to start pulling various bits and pieces together. And with this project it all began with the fresh, zesty, lime green Lily Bee 12x12 papers in 'Trinket' and 'Whimsy' which eventually led to this freestyle, collage-y, layered card: 
In between layers of the two different lime green prints I added a band of stamping using the Lost Coast Designs Zebra Stripe border stamp:
And .. as I was feeling in the citrus mood ... I stamped the same design elsewhere on the card only this time using a lemon yellow ink pad:
My sentiment [wording snipped from an old children's story] was added on top of two Collections Elements tickets which I highlighted with a strip of the fabulous Faux Diamante Mesh in gold
I just loved the way the gold tone brought some sophistication to the bright green backing, while in return the green really livened up a colour that's often only used in very 'traditional' style cards and projects.
I'll definitely be looking for more ways to mix gold with vivid colours in future casual scrappy style cards!
Hopefully my next Design Team project will feature my '52 Weeks of Photos' album. I've been keeping up by taking a photo each week all month ... so now I just need to print them .. and decide how to present them!
How are you joining in? Let us know in the comments or on the 3DJean Facebook page.
If you haven't heard of the 3DJean DT's year long photography + crafty project - then just click here for all of the details. Everyone's welcome!
Catch you next time.
Julie :-)

1 comment:

  1. Great card and I love your colour choice and elements ! Already doing the 52 weeks of photos too.


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