Friday, September 9, 2011

Nice & Neutral

I really tend to be drawn towards bright colours when I create. I love the look of kraft paper, but I never feel all that comfortable with my own designs using it. Here's a few neutral coloured projects out of my great big "stash" of unblogged cards:
Supplies: patterned kraft paper from Basic Grey;
sentiment sticker from SRM;
floral stamp from Stampendous,
stamped with Versamark & embossed with white EP;
(stamped on envelope with Palette Noir);
making memories black brads;
Labels 4 Nesties; black sharpie for borders

Supplies: patterned kraft paper from Basic Grey;
fairy image & flowers from Cicely Mary Barker book;
standard & lacey circle Nesties;
sentiment from Studio G;
Vintage Photo distress ink;
brown & cream pearls;
iridescent sparkle fabric paint (on fairy wings & flower centres)

Supplies: Paper from K&Co Mariposa Mat Stack;
bird clip art from Crafty Secrets;
'birthday wishes' sticker from SRM;
'hope this day...' sentiment from Kaisercraft,
stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black;
Tim Holtz distressing tool (bird panel)
Supplies: papers & edge stamps from Bo Bunny;
Old Paper distress ink;
sentiment from MFT; Vintage Photo distress ink;
brown brads from Making Memories;

Supplies: patterned kraft paper from Basic Grey;
stamps from Inkadinkado, Digital Princess, Studio G, Basic Grey;
Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade,
Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick;
Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
black Sharpie for border
My desk clean up hasn't gotten off the ground yet - and boy, it's bad. I've sat down to create a few times in the last couple days, and ended up taking some quilling supplies & sitting elsewhere. There's just too much piled up (and Sarah & Mom, I bet you're laughing right now...) For me to think there's too much clutter...yeah, it's bad. Maybe this weekend. Definitely before my new stuff arrives :)

School is starting out OK. Yesterday, day 3, we finally got the bus straightened out in both the morning & the afternoon. The timing is unfortunate - we leave at 7:55, Connor gets the bus at about 8:15, and then walk Riley to school - so Riley's reaaaallly early. Same thing after school - Riley's dismissed at 2:30, and Connor's bus doesn't arrive until about 3:10. Not enough time to go home in between, but a lot of just waiting around. We could request that Connor ride the special needs bus, and he would be picked up & dropped off right at home, but since he CAN ride the regular bus, we think he should. I wonder how I'll feel about that when it's
-30 C and I'm waiting around outside for several hours?



Emily Keaton said...

Yuck. Having kids in two different schools with two different schedules = wasted time for mom. I hate that. But I'm glad you are getting things straightened out--and yes, you may reconsider (see? *I* give you permission!!! hee, hee) as the weather gets colder!!

Love your use of kraft and more understated colors in these creations, Jessi. There's incredible variety here!!

Theresa said...

Hi Jessi - what another fabulous line up of cards. WOW they are all fabulous. I love the fairy on the second card and the flowers on the last card. I also love that you stamp the envelope. My cards just go straight into a box.

On another note - I was teaching temperature to my students this week. Many of my kids are from another country so the Farenheit and Celcius came up. I told them that the US is the only country that does things differently. I'll have to show them your post!!

Nat said...

very nice cards. I'm amazed your talent andyours preccision. I used to try scrapbooking but i decided that it's not for me. I preffer flower felts and wire- wrapping jewellery. Hugs from Poland, nice to see your beautiful blog:)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, so lovely! Impressive cards and so many! All pretty, but that first one is my fave! Love the white, black and kraft! Pretty!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Keaton said...

Jessi, Jessi, JESSI!!! Be sure you cruise by the Moxie Fab World for some good news today. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for you. :D I think someone is going to have some inky fun soon. ;)

kate blue said...

love love love button....the cards are simply fab and yeah, congrats on the win over at MF!

Anonymous said...

This collection is so elegant! LOVE those muted colours and gorgeous images. I'm like you I ten towards the bright, but you have proved how versatile you are just here!

walchowDesign said...

I think you have done a good job on neutral colours, Jessi! Love the first and the last one. When it comes to colours, I'm versatile with them as to what I need to create!