Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Color Play

Good morning, Friends! Can you believe that it's the beginning of a brand new year? I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store. Anyway, the beginning of a new month means another Papertrey Ink Color Play feature has arrived and I'm here with a fresh color scheme for you to use in your post-holiday crafting. Let's get to it!

When I saw this photo, I fell in love with both the color palette and the texture of the knit gloves. I wanted to try and incorporate that texture in my project this month along with the inspired color scheme as a little extra challenge for myself.

I began by stamping a piece of white cardstock using one of the linear images from Ombre Builders with the ink colors in the inspired palette. I stamped on an angle in one direction and then stamped over everything a second time in the other direction to achieve a crosshatching pattern. I love how this sort of blends in the colors a bit so there are areas where pops of color are more vibrant or visible. It really adds to the visual texture of the pattern. I trimmed three strips of cardstock from the larger patterned piece and adhered them to a Soft Stone card base. I added a Wet Paint die cut and a sentiment banner that I'd heat embossed using white detail powder. It's always nice to have a few extra thank you notes around this time of year and I'm sure this one will get used in no time!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed this month's Color Play project and I'm looking forward to seeing how you use this month's colors for yourself. Have a wonderful New Year's Day and I'll see you again soon!

Stamps: Ombre Builders, Thanks All Ways - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Wet Paint Cuts Die Collection, Tag Sale #10 Die - Papertrey Ink; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch


Unknown said...

Love the colors (this dreary New Year's Day a.m.) and the texture!

Cindy H. said...

Great card! I love that it is not gender specific so you can have it in your stash ready to go at a moments notice.

Lindsey said...

Oh, Lizzie, this is fantastic!

Linda Sodano said...

Love the color scheme and the way you achieved the look of texture!

Kathy Mc said...

Lizzie, your card is just striking! You really rocked your own challenge with texture and all. Now I need to add to my order because I was unsure if I "needed" Ombre Builders. Such an enabler you are! : )

artful-notions said...

Love this! You DID capture the knitted texture, and then some! Love the simple movement you added, with a tilt of the sentiment!

Unknown said...

What a lovely interpretation of the inspiration piece. So clever!