So, last week, My Favorite Things had “Summer School”. Each day, they highlighted a different type of card. So, I did my best to do one for each.
The first day, they were highlighting “White Space“. They also talked about the rule of thirds. Please, check out their “lesson”. I don’t tend to follow the rule of thirds, when I make cards, but I tried for this one. (I usually just find what looks appealing to me and then see if my husband likes it, or makes a funny face while taking his time answering.)
Day two they highlighted using Primary Colors. They wanted red, yellow and blue on a card. I added some white on mine and just had some fun with it. As I’m also using this for Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday challenge, I only added touches of yellow. So, my bling is yellow.
Next up was a day on Repetition. Seems easy enough and I think I tend to use this fairly frequently. I used a word for my repeated piece. As you’re supposed to use odd numbers, I did it an odd number of times, too.
Day four was using Complementary Colors. I had lots of ideas for this one, but wound up going fairly simple. Granted, I’m working on my coloring with alcohol inks, so it’s not fabulous, but not as bad as I feared it might be. Oh, just as a note, I’ve been using the Gina K amalgam ink to stamp with and it works well with alcohol ink, water colors, and colored pencils. It’s supposed to do well if you blend your colored pencils with gamsol, but I haven’t personally tried that, yet.
Borrowed a friend’s stamp set for this one. Isn’t it so adorable! Yes, I tend to go overboard with colors when given color challenges. The only non purple or yellow on this is the girl’s skin, hair, and the edge I left when I trimmed the image. Purple hair just didn’t seem right for this cutie pie.
Day five was all about Symmetry. Not difficult to do, but not as easy as you would think, either.
All of the stamp sets are from My Favorite Things. I won’t tell you which ones, so you can spend some time looking through their amazing sets. They are all fairly easy to find, however.
Thanks so much for spending some time with me today!