Friday, August 10, 2012

Playing in Paradise #79 - Colour Inspiration

Good morning! Merlie is challenging us this week at Playing in Paradise, and her colour inspiration couldn't be more perfect after Angela's fab Cup-Litre-Gallon lesson last week.

How delicious are those colours? Love them together! As Merlie says in the challenge post, you don't need to match the colours exactly - any orange/yellow/green combo will do! For my card, I chose to do some quilling - I picked my closest matches for the colours & got twirling:
Supplies: white cardstock;
EK Success medium corner rounder;
yellow and orange rhinestones;
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink;
Citrus Adirondack ink;
envelope stamps from Studio G;
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl;
flowers quilled by me
As always, you can click for a full-size picture. Some of the details are just hard to see in a smaller photo - the shimmer, for example. I had finished the card, and rounded opposite corners, and was thinking "OK, it needs a little something...." when I decided to give it a spritz. I made sure to spray from more than the recommended 12" distance to be sure I got even light coverage. And I held my breath :) Also, the leaves are done with two colours of green - a little trickier to do, but well worth the subtle effect.

So, how are you going to interpret these colours? Check out the challenge post for more amazing ideas, some tips from Merlie, and to see who our guest designer is this week (and our winner from last week's challenge!) This challenge will be open until next Thursday, August 16. Don't forget to see what the rest of the team has been up to:


xoxo,
Jessi


17 comments:

fairyrocks said...

And she quills too!! Awesome Jessi.
Love the simple elegance of this card. I tried quilling once...thats all I am going to say, I discovered without 2 more thumbs, it wasn't for me LOL
Keep smiling and creating

Angela Fehr said...

I love the quilling - I know it is harder than it looks! I just got my hands on a copy of the September CardMaker magazine and the cover features some amazing quilling as well, in similar colours! You'll have to check it out.

Annette said...

wow your quilling blows my mind...it is so tinny...does your hands hurt when you are done? this is so amazing...I love this card...

Emily Leiphart said...

Totally gorgeous, Jessi! You're the queen quiller. Have you see that CardMaker has a call out for quilled cards?!

Notes by Nina said...

Oh Jessi this is so beautiful. Your quilling is fantastic and looks gorgeous with these colours.

Lindsey said...

Awesome quilling job, Jessi! Such a pretty layout, and I love the gems and shimmer.

jimlynn said...

Jessi, this is just gorgeous! Love the quilling (I must learn how to do that) and of course the colors are great!
So lovely.
Lynn

Debbie said...

I love your quilling!!! This is a beautiful card!!!

lostinpaper said...

Wonderful card Jessi! Have you noticed there is a lot of 'white space' happening? It totally has the WOW factor!!

Dana said...

More orange!!! lol Gorgeous flowers, i love it!!

yyam said...

Oh wow! Brilliant! I just love your quilled blooms! :)

kingstonmama said...

So pretty! Your quilling is always so gorgeous. Ann Y.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! You should teach quilling classes - or maybe you already do!?? WONDERFUL card!!!

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous! I totally love all your quilling card. Look at how delicate those leaves are - I don't think I'd have the patience.

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, this is gorgeous! I haven't tried quilling yet, but you sure make it look enticing.

Marie said...

Lovely quilling....I need to find time for this....you make such beautiful cards with your quilling.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh I love color inspiration challenges, but you are truly the inspiration! Seriously how do you have time for such fine details!