Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Waiting for summer

Thought I'd go back to my scrapbooking roots for Kristina Werner's colour challenge #52 this that's why my card looks like a scrapbook page. Not sure where, but I recently found a great sheet of patterned paper (Sparkle Celebration Bubbles Cinnamon Stick by Cloud9Design) with exactly the colours required for this challenge: Baja/Aqua, Saffron, Mustard, Sand and White. No adding, which means no black or chocolate. Coincidently Ali Edward's digital templates use a similar scheme and so this was an easy one!
I used the Ali Edwards Layered Template No. 05, designed by Ali Edwards, which I purchased at Hope I credited that one right! Whew... Although I spent too much time playing around in Photoshop and Illustrator today while creating this card, boy, did I learn a lot. I gave the original photo an antique hue then changed it to a blue hue close to blue bayou before importing the altered photo into the template in Photoshop.

Here's the original:

Basically, this is what the layout looked like before I printed on Xerox 110lb cardstock and embellished with SU so saffron, blue bayou, more mustard and textured sahara sand cardstock, circles cut from the patterned paper, and a Basic Grey brad:

Just in case you're wondering, the fonts I used are Candara and Marydale. It's hybrid scrapbooking that I really love. Hope you like what I've shared...


Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Nancy - I love what you've done with this challenge - gorgeous!! Lots of people seem to be getting back to their scrapbooking roots this week!!

Have just caught up on all the lovely work you've done lately - my blog list didn't have you updating - grrr - or i would have visited sooner, hope I've fixed it now!! Love EVERYTHING you've done - your talent is amazing and inspiring!


Butternutsage said...

super super cute!!!!

Regan said...

oh my heck!!!

that is just fabulous!!!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous... a kwerner pick for sure!

Winter said...

So cute! I love it! Top pick for sure! :)