Friday, January 15, 2010

Colour Inspiration

I was flicking through some catalogues the other day from homeware stores (Kmart, Target, Harris Scarfe) and couldn't help but notice the bedding and the colours. I then realised that I had never paid much attention to the catalogue photos before, but I have seen some challenge blogs where they post pictures of a bedroom or lounge room and get you to use the colours as a basis for a card or layout. I couldn't help but think "that would make a great card"!
I've only been looking and following craft blogs for about a year now - before that it was only via magazines and groups that I was a part of. I mostly drew my inspiration from elements or other layouts I had seen. There is so much variety in what we can access now as far as craft and getting ideas.
Speaking of inspiration, SplitCoastStampers - one of the most popular cardmaking and stamping website/forum/galleries online - has a tutorial of easel cards this week, and curiosity got the better of me. I'd never made one before and I have a bit of a thing for 'unusual' at the moment, so I gave it a go. I used the basic principle of fold in half and half again on one side, using a standard A5 piece of card that had been trimmed to 5 inches wide.

So here is what I came up with:

All elements are from Kaszazz - including the NEW mini messages stamp that is part of a 9 stamp set. If you want to see the rest of the stamps, you'll need to come on Monday to the new product demonstration night. Email me for more info!


  1. This card is very cute. I like it!!

  2. Very nice easel card.
    Really like you colour combo


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