Friday, August 3, 2012

Playing in Paradise #78 - Cup, Litre, Gallon

Confused? Intrigued? I know I was! It's Angela's turn to challenge us over at Playing in Paradise this week, and lucky for us, she's got a great explanation over at the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog! Go check it out first, and then my blather after the card will make so much more sense!

OK, are you back? I had a bit of a time with this challenge - I find colour challenges difficult, as I've mentioned before, BUT I think that Angela's helped me figure out a great approach. And, like with sketches, maybe it just takes practice to get comfortable. 

Remember for this week, you don't have to use the colours in the prompt above - you can choose others, so long as you're going with the principle :) And with that in mind, my card:
Supplies: kraft patterned paper from Basic Grey "Basics;"
wood button from stash;
grey button from Basic Grey;
sentiment stamp from Hero Arts;
Palette Noir ink;
twine from Paper Smooches;
standard small oval Nesties;
doctor stamp from My Favorite Things;
Salmon Adirondack ink;
watercolored with Distress inks:
Old Paper
Vintage Photo
Black Soot

I think I've got some work to do on my proportions, as it feels a little more like gallon/gallon/cup, but I went with it since I like the layout. My INTENDED gallon colour is white, so I've left an offset white border on each side of the card, as well as using a white panel for my image. Brown is my litre colour - the paper, and the doctor's trousers, and the wooden button. My cup colour is black/grey - and without remembering at the time, I've managed to keep Angela's advice in mind, to use the darkest colour most sparingly. The twine, button, and 'ground' in the image are all small touches that add up. I love the layered button - I punched partial holes at the top & bottom of my card to allow the twine to tie around the card, and threaded the ends through the buttons to tie a bow.

As always, the linky for this challenge will be open until Thursday at noon - this week's ends on August 9. Head over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to check out this week's prize & last week's winner, and don't forget to see what the rest of the team created:

And, as is seeming to become a habit, I'll be back later today! Fridays sure are getting busy here :)


CinnamonSally said...

Great card Jessi and just right for the challenge.

Annette Allen said...

too the added twine and button..

Wida said...

I need this card! A doctor and a button, pretty great combo! hehe...I am always jealous of people who can color, great job with that!

fairyrocks said...

Nicely done Jessi, I'd say you nailed it!

~amy~ said...

This is absolutely darling! Happy Friday!

Netty said...

smashing card,

Debbie said...

This is great!! I checked out the instructions and it will help me! I often have a "fight" on my page!! :/

Notes by Nina said...

I too struggle with colour challenges but I think we made it on through just fine :). Love your card, what a fantastic image. The twine and button are perfect.

Lindsey said...

Thanks for sharing this design strategy... it definitely worked for your card! Colour challenges are seldom my favourite, either, but I'll give this a try!

Melissa Craig said...

Awww - what a great well wishes card. That little guy is too cute.

~Tammy~ said...

This is just precious! You rock!

Unknown said...

I love this idea...I need all the layout/proportions help I can get but I think you nailed it! So there.

Merlie said...

Wow! you explained that alot better than I did.

lostinpaper said...

Your card is fantastic Jessi! Must head on over to look at the 'cup litre gallon'... sounds interesting.

Theresa said...

Great card..I love the image and the button and twine are the perfect addition.

Lisa Arana said...

great card! your layered button is amazing.