"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

you rock my world...

Hello friends!!  Wednesday is here, again, and that means time for a brand new color combo over at Colour Me!!  This week you have two color plus neutrals to play with and those two colors are:  Rich Razzleberry (a rich purple) and Pool Party (a pale aqua blue).   All the details regarding the challenge can be found here.

I will be honest and tell you that I initially had a bit of trouble coming up with an idea for this color combo.  I had one idea that I did actually like, but then I came up with the second idea and liked it even better.  Color combos that contain a soft color and a bold color can be tricky, but I have found that when you use the softer color as an overall background color and the bold one in small amounts you can strike the right balance.  For my card I used the Hero Arts Radient Banner background stamp and a sentiment/image from the My Favorite Things Lovey Dovey Sentiments set.  I inked up the background image with Pool Party and then carefully laid my cardstock on top.  I lightly rubbed around the edges and more firmly in the center so that there would be less ink around the edges and more in the center.  The sentiment was stamped, trimmed out and adhered as shown.  I added a few clear sequins because... well... sequins make anything better, right???  ETA:  I realized that this would work for the current CASology challenge "bold" ... so I will be adding my card to the gallery there. 

Thanks for stopping by... please check out the projects created by my fellow teamies Tara, Hayley, Sam, Katie, Brenda and February guest designer, Susie.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Hero Arts & My Favorite Things; Inks:  Stampin Up!; Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh - sparkling clear

25 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

I love this Rosemary! You rocked these colors!

Lisa said...

How FUN! Love the soft starbusrt behind your rockin heart!!

Susie Wittwer said...

Ohhhhh. This is beautiful Rosemary!
Love that soft background with the razzleberry heart. Just perfect!

Katie Melhus said...

The right balance, indeed! This is just gorgeous Rosemary!

Sam Simpson said...

Love this such a fab card.

Olga said...

Gorgeous, I love the starburst!!!

Anita in France said...

What a lovely balance of the colours, Rosemary ... the background's fab! And yep, sequins do make anything better ... these are perfect! Anita :)

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Rosi love how you used this color combo. I just love your bg.

Saints Rule! said...

Sequins are fabulous! Love this project Rosemary!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the soft aqua background with the bold sentiment and sparkly sequins! Such a great way to keep your card CAS...and exciting at the same time! Really awesome card, Rosemary!

Thanks for the tip about soft and bold colors, too!

Robin K. said...

I always struggle with these types of color combos- thanks for the tip! I really love how you did the bg!

Meghan said...

Those are tough colours to combine but you've done perfectly! Love everything about this! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a FABULOUS take! Gorgeous!

walchowDesign said...

Love your interpretation of the boldness! Perfect card!

Deepti said...

Rosemary, you are terrific !! love the blue sun burst :)

Greta said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this one, Rosemary! What a fabulous creation! Thanks for the tip--gotta remember that.

Michelle said...

Fabulous design, Rosemary!

joy said...

Bold and gorgeous!! I love that razzleberry color again the blue. And, yes, sequins always make a card better!

Martha said...

What a BEAUTY this is, Rosemary!
You certainly "rocked" this color combination!

jintyoo7 said...

This is totally tremendous...LOVE LOVE LOVE it :)

OttawaMom said...

That sun burst looks fabulous in pool party and looks perfect with that 'rocking' heart!

Jen W. said...

Awesome tip about pairing soft and bold colours and you rocked them here! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Hayley Kew said...

Rosemary this card is LOADS of fun!!! Great job :)

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, I had to stop by when I saw your BOLD card at CASology...I love how the bold heart (and a pretty bold sentiment) pop against that soft blue subburst. So cool! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

Tara Bourgoin said...

Such a wicked card!! I love the rays of blue in the background with that bold purple heart! Fun sentiment and great execution!!