This week's Make It Monday Challenge over on the Papertrey Ink blog was super fun to work on! Nicole Heady created six rainbow color combo's that I found really fresh and inspiring. I actually chose the SIXTH rainbow combination:
I decided to create several cards based on the color combination - but with dramatically different styles. Here is the first one: For this, I chose to make the background images "tone on tone" - and use the rainbow color combo as the pop of color on the hearts in the centers of the flowers. The sentiment was stamped in Smokey Shadow and I used a glue pen to add Prisma glitter to make the hearts pop just a bit more. A bit of simple stitching created the frame for this card.
This next card I used the "stamping off" technique to create a bit of a shabby chic rainbow background. I stamped the first generation impression of the doily stamp in bit of a wave across the center of the card front. I then went back and used a bit of scratch paper to stamp the fresh ink off and then did second and third generation stamping vertically up and down the card front. I used the Button Up Die and Stamp set from Papertrey Ink to create the small paper buttons. I used card stock in the colors from the rainbow challenge and then stamped the pattern in the same color of ink as the card stock. The buttons in the design really led to my chose of sentiment - which I stamped in Smokey Shadow Ink...the "You Are" was stamped off once so that it wouldn't overpower the much smaller sentiment "cute as a button."
This one may be my favorite. I die cut this vintage bicycle from the cardstock in the rainbow challenge. The card base is 9.25" x 4.25" - sometimes a design just requires you to create an irregular sized card - and this was one of those. The die cuts are about 2.75" tall - so to get all the rainbow colors onto the card front, I had to both alternate them and cut part of the die cut off where it hung over the edge. I think that actually makes the card have a bit of a graphical design feel to it.
So there you are...my take on the challenge. What has inspired YOU this week?