Friday, March 07, 2014

Feeling slightly colour blind

This week at Daring Cardmakers it is time for the monthly colour challenge
It is absolutely gorgeous
Now when I have some crafting time I copy and paste various sketches and ideas onto an A4 document. I try and get as many as possible onto one page (cheap I am) and possibly I made my copy of this colour seed just a leeeeeeetle bit too small as I "read" the colours wrong. I was v. cross with myself as I absolutely love these colours together, but just didn't have any time to make another card this week.
I haven't told my sons yet but I know they will enjoy this mistake as they are both quite prfoundly colour blind and being a loving mother I have spent many happy hours laughing at them getting colours wrong.
Anyway, here is my card
Papers are from the latests Amy Tan 6x6 pad, a Kaisercraft Christmas pad and some very old Heidi Swapp.
The dies are from Dienamics; Sizzix and Clearly Besotted and the sentiment is from Imagine That. Oh and I used two circle punches and some Hobby House gems.
The finished card is quite nice but I will never love it as I will always say to myself "why did you see that colour as yellow and not lovely sage green. why? Why? Why!"

I did play with other colours for a new challenge this week. I saw some people playing along and decided to have a go.
Virginia wanted people to use watercolouring as well as this inspiration piece
and I made two cards
This one uses a free stamp I had with a magazine, embossed in white and then watercoloured using yellow, pink, orange and red distress inks and a waterbrush. The papers are Heidi Swapp, Amy Tan and MME. The sentiment is computer generated

This was another free stamp, watercoloured in a similar way. I added Amy Tan papers and some washi tape. The balloons are Clearly Besotted dies and I had drew the string. The balloons were given the Wink of Stella treatment
Expect to see loads more cards like this as I really enjoyed the process :)


Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Lythan. So happy I can truly appreciate they're true colours ♥♥

Kristie Goulet said...

Lovely bright cards, Lythan!!!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your beautiful ways of using water-colors, Lythan! The colors evoke a sense of excitement and happiness! Well done! Thanks for playing Virginia's View challenge!

Jo said...

Gorgeous cards, Lythan - I think the yellow looks fab on the first one :) Love the watercolour with the striped border

Miri said...

These are beautiful cards, Lythan. You can definitely tell that you had Zuzanna's colours in mind for the first card.
I also like your water colour cards a lot!

Kathy said...

Love all of these. I saw the greeny colour as yellow, too I don't think its our fault ;)at all - it just depends on your screen and then your printer if you are printing things out. So there