Saturday, July 31, 2010

Compendium in Yellow, Orange, and Red

Hello crafters!  I got a little time to get inky today, so decided to combine two challenges.... Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Week 7 and Gingersnap Creations' Color Challenge - Yellow, Orange, and Red.  For Linda's challenge, we were to use Tim Holtz's Tinted Vision Fragments technique (shown on page 55 of his Compendium of Curiosities book).  The Gingersnap color challenge took me out of my box, 'cuz I rarely use orange outside of Hallowe'en, LOL!

Anyway, for this card, I used a beautiful fairy image from Oxford Impressions' Fairy Sweets plate, which I colored with Copics, and trapped her inside a round fragment, using Currant and Cranberry alcohol inks for the technique.  The flowers in the foreground are Magenta's Dogwood Bloom, and the clear embossed ones in the background are from Close to My Heart (the Treasure Life set, which was a special one month... don't know if it's still available).  The other background stamps I used are from the Glitz Design "Distressed" set.  I used lots of Distress Inks (scattered straw, mustard seed, wild honey, spiced marmalade, and fired brick).  A touch of Diamond Stickles went in the middle of the dogwoods for a little fairy sparkle.  Hmmmm.. I guess that's it.  I gotta tell ya, I had tons of fun using these warm, bright colors - way outside my box, but I had fun out there, tee hee!

Hope you're having a crafty weekend!

16 comments:

Terry said...

Love what you did with the color and CCC challenge! Your flowers and fragment image are wonderful! Love it!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jean, this is magical and absolutely stunning! Your inked fragment with the little fairy couldn't be more perfect, and wow, are those colors gorgeous!

I love the white flower silhouettes in the background-- they give this piece so much depth, and those big, happy orange dogwood flowers are so sweet and inviting.

I'd say you completely rocked TWO challenges with this one! ♥

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Willy said...

Wow... what a beauty. Love it!

CuddlyBunny said...

Holy cow! This is AWESOME!

Your color and imagery combination is wonderful! I love the embossed CTMH flowers in the background, too!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous card!

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Jean and your fragment is so perfect with such a great image. The layers of flowers and text give such a feeling of depth and such wonderful colours too. A stunning piece of art. :D

Martha said...

What a great work! Love the intensity of the colours :)

Sherry said...

I love the combination of warm colours you've used - and your fragment turned out wonderfully too!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is so totally perfect, luv the colors and the fragment! Just bloomin' beautiful!

stampdiva said...

The fragment is so special - utterly sweet. Lynne M

2amscrapper said...

I love what you did with this color combo!

Otter Blue said...

Jean, I love your piece! The combo of the fragment art and the colors in the card are really eye catching and pleasing. Orange is a happy color after all. I just saw that you live in Cary, small world, I live in Wake Forest just north of Raleigh! I just browsed through your blog and I must say I am a fan and now a follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Marnie

tWiNkLestamper said...

gorgeous!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great combination Jean , I'm like you Orage only for Halloween, Guess I need to retink that one! Gorgeous!

Thanks for your sweet words, they are so appreciated!
hugs Lynn

KarenB said...

Those colours and your design are just amazing - I love seeing those gorgeous warm colours together. Thanks so much for popping in and leaving your friendly message on my blog.