Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Love affair with colors and shapes...

Let yourself be inspired by your favorite color and a favorite shape or symbol. Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching, it's a great reason to let your creativity flow using hearts, and the color red. Since this is one of my most favorite colors to design with, I've found myself adding in a couple of other colors and creating fun color combinations---and then of course I'm enjoying using hearts galore. Nothing new and earth shattering I know, but it makes this time of year even more fun!
The first card emphasizes the sweet Heidi Swapp chipboard heart and the color red. I wanted to bring in a vintage touches by aging the paper, adding some glitter, and also tea-dyed trim from Melissa Frances. I also used watercolor pencils to soften the rubon from Melissa Frances as well.
I love the brightness that turquoise adds in this color combination. This was a card I created using a sketch from Sketch This Cards blog.
The second card has some fun foam stacked hearts from American Crafts. I love the rich pinks coupled with the turquoise. It creates a playful color combination.
The third card uses a sketch from another one of my favorite sketch blogs: Card Positioning Systems. I added cream, chocolate, and a bit of turquoise to create this color combination. I used paper and die cuts from My Mind's Eye which makes it so easy to whip up a quick card for someone special.
I would love to hear what your favorite color combinations are and to find out your favorite shape or symbol. There are so many kits, papers, and embellishments available that center around holidays, that it just makes paper-crafting that much more fun!
Happy Heart Day!
Melissa Phillips


Robyn Weatherspoon said...

OOOOO Melissa! I just love those beautiful cards and the yummy color combinations you used! I'm gonna try to come up with my favorite color combos too!

JenMarie said...

These are FABULOUS!!!

Nattie said...

Melissa, one thing I love about your cards, is you often use red. A favorite of both of ours I know!
You are so wonderfully talented with layers and this time of year with hearts.... well you've got me happy just looking.

Joz said...

These are beautiful!!!!

Jen N said...

Gorgeous cards Melissa!!! Love the wonderful color combinations you used!

craftyb said...

Hi M

I love all these cards - the colours are fabulous...I am always inspired by your work...thanks for sharing!