Sunday, August 31, 2014

Color set #2

We’re still enjoying this long summer weekend, But I did want to get eh next color series started for you!  This week we are looking at a palette of really pretty summer colors. 
  These papers are from Far Far Hill  Blog .  
Many of you will want to print these papers or at least store them in you files. I will be doing both I think, While I have many solid dark colors to choose from and will not want to use that much ink to print, I know I will want to print out these beautiful flowered papers and use them. 

When I work with a color prompt such as this I like to pull all kinds of things as the colors inspire me and then build my cards from there

On Tuesday I will be posting Color Digital images that will work with this exciting palette
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to building cards with thee colors and papers!!
Ginny M

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Signing off for Sunday! I hope you all have a great day!


Here's my little show and tell, three cards I made using my color Set for the week

This card earlier

I really enjoyed having a prompt to work from!!

here is a teaser for next week:
Set #2

I hope everyone will be finding some down time is weekend and and will be doing what ever it is you find relaxing - we all need to decompress from our daily busy lives!  All Work and No Play make for Migraines and Meltdowns!  

Have a great weekend!!
Ginny M

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Images to go with the color set

Today is B+W day for our color sets,
 Enjoy these imagesAnyone trying out the color sets?
 I picked these images to work with the "Ocean" colors.
I am looking forward to making a couple cards with this set! 

I hope you are having fun with this "color set"
Have a great day!!
Ginny M

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Word Art Wednesday and color prompts

If you read the blog earlier yesterday you will have missed the later  post about my color sets , you will want to go back to yesterday and read the post - there are some really beautiful free digitals!  Just read the post and you will understand  what I am doing

Today is Word is Wednesday! You can go check out the lovely devotion and 
the available prizes this awesome blog offers!/

I used our Color palette as a color prompt and this beautiful verse to make my card. I will enter the challenge when I post on my blog a little later! This would be a good opportunity to use the new pallet, the verse and enter for a prize over at Word Art Wednesday! Try it, you'll like it!!

I also included a picture of an attempt at using a die. I didn't like it...

I'm not crazy about the fussy dies.

Love these colors and using them - this is a new palette for me!!

I also have a bunch of new papers up for sale on the Studio Blog! including a set used for this card "summer rest".

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Ginny M

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Great New Papers!!

             I've added some terrific new paper today!  Each set comes in a resealable cellophane                                      bag to keep everything together!

                     New! 'Bohemia" paper pack, 40+ 6x6 sheets 65# Cardstock -2 of each pattern with foils.                                     $6.00 includes shipping in US.

New! 'All Boyl" paper pack, 40+ 6x6sheets 65# Cardstock Retro, super smooth cardstock -2 of each pattern !. $6.00 includes shipping in US.

New! 'All Girl" paper pack, 40+ 6x6sheets 65# Cardstock Retro, super smooth cardstock -2 of each pattern !. $6.00 includes shipping in US.

New! 'Summer rest" paper pack, 40+ 6x6 sheets 65# Cardstock with texture and dry emboss sheets -2 of each pattern . Feels like a G45 paper! $6.00 includes shipping in US.

Please send an email and I will pay pal you an invoice, shipping same day!!
Thanks have a great day!

Color Sets Series

I've started something new on my FB Christian Card Makers Group.  I think I will bring it here to see if this is something my readers would enjoy.  I've started building sets of Digital papers and images, quotes and verses all to be used as in a set - Putting things in a set makes it easier to group and find.  I think this might be a unique concept in the blogging world or at least I have not come across this type of set up.
So for the week I will be posting everyday a group of things to be added to the set and then hopefully a day of show and tell.  Want to give it a try?

Here is the Palette:  papers are last in the post due to size:

Todays images to work with:  All images are public domain art work.

 Papers are from Far Far Hill Blog

 the first set of "papers" , are 300dpi and printable in any size or make a great color palette tool!


I will posting yesterdays papers and today's images now.   
Tomorrow I will have a verse and card sketch!
I hope you enjoy these sets, Stop over to Far Far Hill and check out the tremendous offers there many are free.  You can also leave a donation to keep her blog up and running!
have a great day!!
Ginny M

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Color "rests" and Card making

 One thing that is very important with card making, because our canvas is quite small,  is that the eye needs places to rest.  With Color these resting space take milliseconds to happen.  The resting space allows time for the mind to process color and pattern the result is a feeling of pleasing design.  Look at the following cards as a simple example:
                                               I randomly grabbed a paper stack to make this example,                                             I wanted this to be a spontaneous card making, not a propped example 
This card is 5x7

I adapted a sketch pattern to fit this card

My first card layout without using a solid color , great patterns, it is nicely balance, but something looks not quite right, a little dull?

Next layout I used black to “frame” each paper and give the eye “rests”
Nothing fancy just simple straight layers

This is a seemingly small thing but it makes a big difference! The black frame not only gives the eyes "rest" it creates something to tie four busy patterns and a dramatic image together! I chose black for this card but I do use other colors, I just make sure they are darker than the body of the paper I am framing.  If I am framing a solid color, I almost always use black or white, for high contrasts.

I did add a bow for this card for interest.  I made this card for a young male birthday card.  

This is such a simple step, try making a card with and without the "rests" and See for your self!!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are have a great weekend!!
See you next week!
Ginny M

Just in Time for Valentines Day, Plus a Valentine Freebie

 Hi Everyone,  over at FaceBook, the Christian Card Makers Group is having a weekend challenge, this week, the challenge make a love card.  ...