Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Color Inspirations from the Moxie Fab World!


Last week one of my favorite FAVORITE blogs, Moxie Fab World, put together a series of challenges based on the new issue of Color Inspiration for Cardmakers. Six different color combos to use as a a starting point for a card project. I had more than a few stamps collecting dust and a need to make a few cards, so I gave it a go!
A winning entry will be chosen in each category, and there are some great prizes. I hope seeing my cards might inspire you to make a few of their own!
(a little disclaimer: I actually found these challenges harder than I thought I would. For whatever reason, I would make one card and it just wouldn't look...right. So, I would scrap that one and make another one. Hence, I have two cards for each challenge (except one).)

{#1-Monochromatic} oooo, I do love pink. This combo features three pretty shades..

Thank You Bubbles

supplies: cardstock-Bazzill, ink-Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, sentiment-Elles Studio freebie, zig writer pen
Thank You with Butterflies
supplies: cardstock-Bazzill, patterned paper- Making Memories, sentiment-Elles Studio freebie, embossing folder-Cuttlebug, gems-from the bottom of a drawer lol!
The bubbles card is the first one I made....heh. It's OK, but not really great. Oh well, I took the idea and bumped it up with a few of my favorites: butterfly punch, embossing and bling! I heart this second card so much, I almost don't want to give it away!



{#2- Pastels} So pretty! I instantly thought of my cupcake stamps when I saw this one!


Sweet Friend with Cupcakes


supplies: sentiment stamp-Inkadinkadoo, cupcakes-Papertry Ink, random patterned paper, embossing powder, glitter, and ZigWriter pen

look how cute those darn cupcakes look! I heart that stamp set.


Happy Butterfly Card
I am too in love with this card, I love the way it turned out! Simple white cardstock, embossed, random punched butterflies embellished with button and bling, simple sentiment. I will be making more of this card, it is waaay too cute.

supplies: stamps-Studio Calico , ink: Stampin' Up, punch-Martha Stewart, embossing folder-Cuttlebug, random bits of paper, buttons, bling


{#3 Metallic} sparkly, shimmery shades of white, silver and gold. This one was surprisingly hard to figure out, but I did manage to finish two.


Shimmery Congratulations Card

supplies: cardstock-Bazzill, Glimmer Mist-Tattered Angels, sentiment-Anna Griffin, brads-Making Memories, ink-Papertry Ink, embossing folder-Quickutz
I thought it would be cool to make a white embossed background all shimmery to create a classy, elegant look. Something I will try again.
With Love Lacey Card
supplies: silver shimmer paper-Archivers, cardstock-American Crafts, lace paper-SEI?, white flower-Boxer, sentiment-InkadinkadooNow this one is a little better. I love the way the papers look all layered and I had one random giant pearl brad that I mounted on a random blingy circle thing to create the center. I think this would be a great wedding card, don't you?
{#4- Jewel Tones} this color combo totally spoke to me, and I knew what I wanted to do right away. Turquoise is quickly becoming one of my favorite colors!


I Love Your Face

supplies: stamp-Daisy Bucket, cardstock-Bazzill, Copic Markers, brads, google eyes
Does that stamp look familiar?? I've used this one roughly tenthousand times....I love him and his face. This card is just simple, clean, great colors....One of my favorites. I am pretty sure I will still be using that stamp until I am old and gray.

Daisy Says Thank You Card


supplies: cardstock-Bazzill, embossing folder-Cuttlebug, sentiment-Elles Studio freebie, flowers=Hero Arts, brads

This one is just too fun. Love the white background, the pops of color, and those free thank you sentiments (I'll link to those at the bottom of this post).

sidenote:I think I am too in love with my new Cuttlebug...and this dotted swiss background.lol
{#5-Neutrals} this was a hard one for me, I am usually a bright color girl. However, I had a few newish stamps that made this card look great!


You're Old School

supplies: stamps-Studio Calico, Hero Arts, ink: Stampin' Up, Archival, grid rub on-Studio Calico, vellum, buttons
The challenge specified that you use the color combo exactly, but you could add in one neutral color. I used this pretty coffee brown ink as my neutral. Really made this card come together nicely I think.
{#6-Bold & Bright} (aka my favorite colors all in one combo!) I dig pink and orange together, add in a little black. Love it.



Lace Notecard in Pink

supplies: cardstock-Bazzill, lace paper-SEI?, ink-Distress Ink, pearls
This card come together quickly. I inked up the white lace paper with lots of Worn Lipstick ink, then just layered and added the pearls. I think it has a nice texture to it.
Happy Birthday Gift
supplies: stamps-Imaginesce, Hero Arts, Copic Markers, Ink-Papertrey Ink, bling
This was the last card I made, maybe that is why it's on the simple side. But, I like it. Cute image, classic sentiment and some of my favorite colors.
Thanks for coming by, I hope I inspired you to make a card and enter!!! go now! go now! And let me know when you do, so I can see the competition ; )
* You can find all the challenges in the right side bar of the Moxie Fab World blog here
* That great Thank You! sentiment is from a freebie made by Elles Studio. *I can't find the direct link, I will try to tack it down.*

Get to work! You have until January 31st to enter!
Later,
Michelle






























































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