Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Spring colours

While hopping around online yesterday, I noticed that there was a Colour Crush Challenge on the Pink Paislee Blog. The challenge is to use the colours in the following photo on a project:


I decided to make a card and a layout using these spring colours. I also used this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Collage Elements on both of my projects.

For my card, I stamped a collage using PTI's Text Style I (in Winter Wisteria, stamped off once), Turning a New Leaf (in Summer Sunrise) and Birthday Style (stamped in Sweet Blush). I added my sentiment (from Stylish Sentiments: birthday) in Versafine ink. I adhered this to a Hawaiian Shores mat and added stitching. I diecut a Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #7 from a sheet of Pink Paislee patterned paper, added some twine from my LSS. The chipboard butterfly is Pink Paislee. With my blending tool, I added some Sweet Blush ink to it before adhering it to my card.


I am also linking up this card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Happy Birthday.



For my layout, I used Inspired Blueprints Sketch 88:



I was thinking that for my layout I might need to use some black & white photos in order to make this colour combo work, but I came across these photos from last June which worked perfectly (sigh... how I cannot wait for summer to arrive! Actually, at this point, I'd settle for spring! LOL!)


The background patterned paper is Pink Paislee, as is the strip of coral pink. The yellow patterned paper is My Mind's Eye.

Here's a close up of my stamped collage, using PTI's Text Style I (in Hawaiian Shores) and Birthday Style (stamped in n Winter Wisteria once and then stamped off once). Again, the chipboard butterfly is Pink Paislee which I inked with Sweet Blush ink.


The journaling is a tag that I made using some Pink Paislee patterned paper (from their Portfolio line) and a PTI Tag Sale #7 die. I used two more Pink Paislee butterflies, inked in Winter Wisteria and Hawaiian Shores (& some Spring Rain to create a different coloured striped pattern).


For my title, I used Lily Bee Design letter stickers (yellow) and PTI Modern Alphabet uppercase dies. These were diecut from Hawaiian Shores cardstock and then stamped with Hawaiian Shores ink using BB:Herringbone.


Thanks for looking!

23 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! I am especially loving the layout - I think I am ready for warmer weather too!, and the blue in those treats is a perfect color!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty card! And the Lo s so cute!

Kathryn A said...

Love your card! What a great idea to use the confetti from Birthday Styles as part of the collage! You make "collaging" look so easy, and have inspired me, as always.

Luanne said...

Love them both Leigh! That white on the pink tag with butterflies is awesome. Gorgeous card!

Kathryn A said...

Forgot to say: And congrats on winning last week's MIM!

Lindsey said...

Leigh, these are fantastic! You make the collage look so easy and seamless (and I know it is not, so extra kudos to you!) All of your layouts are favorites of mine, but these colors bump this one right up to top of my list.

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful Leigh both of them, you totally rocked the collage!

Marlena M. said...

OH Leigh, phenomenal card and layout! Wow! I love the photos of your sweet children~

Michelle said...

Leigh, I always look at your cards and am amazed by their beauty and (apparent) simplicity. I love this one so much. Gorgeous! I'm also constantly amazed at your ability to switch between cards and layouts so easily. Those blue ice-creams are a bit scary!

the primitive country bug said...

Your card is so pretty and love the layout too!

Kara said...

so pretty...so fun!! whatever that blue thing is...i want one!:)

Karen C said...

Love all the colors! I really like how you used the collage technique on multiple layers of the card

Elizabeth S. said...

Love your projects! Such pretty colors.

carol (krillsister) said...

Your collage card is awesome. Love the card layout and images you chose.
Awesome layout too. The ice cream cone Sage is eating looks yummy!

Jann Gray said...

Really love your card for the MM Challenge! You have such balance in your design...totally inspired! Thanks for sharing!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Lots of prettiness going on here Leigh! Love the colours!!

Cindy Lee said...

Wow! I LOVE your cards!!! Like love love love! You are an enabler...I want those butterflies :)

Joyce said...

Both your card and scrapbook page are really beautiful. I love your collaging skills!

danielle said...

Love all your projects. You have such an eye for great color and pattern combinations. Very inspirational!

Geri said...

What a sweet layout! And I just LOVE the layers on your card...so very pretty!!!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card, a great design and stunning colour scheme, your butterfly tag is fabulous and great inking!!

Thanks for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Birthday challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Crafty Kate said...

Leigh your cards are always great, but your page layouts are nothing short of amazing!! Great work!

Lea L. said...

Pretty card! Love the butterfly and pinking sheared edge!