December 15, 2009

A Whosville Color Palette

Moving on with my gift wrap inspired card creations.  Here's my second using the same gift wrap I used in my prior post, using a different section of the paper. 

It's unusal to use pinks this time of year.  After posting my last gift wrap inspired card, Kathy Strubel emailed and said it reminder her of Dr. Suess.  I totally agreed.  In fact, it reminded me of the Who's in Whosville.  Fun and cheery.

Here's a close-up of the center star.

Used my little leaves sizzlet to create the leaves here.  They were cut, sponged and then hand-drawn lines brown marker.  The white snowflakes were created with the white signa-gel pen.

See the rich pink color in the background of the snowflake?  I used my watercolor wonder crayons to create that depth.  You've gotta love those crayons!  Just scribble some of the crayon on your Regal Rose cardstock and smudge away with your finger.  Of course you can activate the wax crayon a bit with water, (and I did), but smudging also gives it a randomness of where the color is distributed.

The scripted text are words from the song "My Favorite Things".   Didn't have a clue as to what the text on the Gift Wrap said so I opted to write something myself.  The song is not written word for word (couldn't really remember all the words), so I only jotted down the lyrics I knew.  It was all done in a Close to Cocoa marker.

The text around the Regal Rose and snowflake square says "Joy".  If you look closely at the written text around the square on the gift wrap, you'll notice it's Gregg shorthand (remember that???).  You know, I took shorthand in school but couldn't remember a lick of it when looking at this paper. I think it has something to do with trimming a tree.  Still, it looked great around the square so I added something of my own, "Joy".

Below is the gift wrap I've been using for inspiration.  There are still many options for card samples.  The music note heart is my next inspiration.  I think that heart is what drew my attention to the paper in the first place, well that and the writing on the paper.   

Anyone up for a little gift wrap Inspiration Blog Hop?  Create a card, scrapbook page or anything using the gift wrap paper here as your inspiration.  You don't need to have squares and rectangles like I did.  Try creating just the snowman, just the tree or any of the other features.

If you're interested, just email me by Friday so I can get a head count and we'll post our creations first thing Tuesday (that'll give you an entire week).  We'll post our creations Tuesday morning to share with everyone.

Hope your day is filled with inspiration.



Laura Pinto-Nguyen said...

Gorgeous project!!!

Kelly said...

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Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love the dimension and layers on this project.. beautiful!!