Friday, April 2, 2010

Colors from a magazine

Have you ever stood in the grocery line, saw a magazine cover, and thought "WOW, I need to make a card with those colors!" Well, back in....I think it was the February issue, right?....I saw this Glamour Magazine cover and thought that very thing. Ever since, I've had that color combo in my head and finally got a chance to make some cards with those colors. Aren't they fun?

Anyhoo....onto the cards for today. {smile}

This first card is for today's OCL Sketch #7 over on the OCL blog:


I used my Vintage Roses set, stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored the main image with Copics, and then added some clear Spica glitter accents on the fur on her hat, tassles, neckline, and on the flowers. All three nesties are up on separate layers of foam tape. On the Pink Passion and Brilliant Blue panels, I stamped some floral silhouettes with my Dandy Days set in Versamark and then added some sewing.

The next card is for last week's OCL Sketch #6:


I again used my Vintage Roses set but this time stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black and watercolored the image. The Blossom Nestie is up on foam tape and I added a blue rhinestone on the bow on top of the hat box. The colors on this card are Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, and PTI's Raspberry Fizz.

I think the colors on the first card are closer to the colors on the magazine cover....what do you think?

Have a GREAT day, and don't forget, if you play along in the sketch challenge you'll have a chance to win a free stamp set!






SUPPLY LIST (1st card) ~
Stamps: OCL Vintage Roses, OCL Dandy Days
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Pink Passion, White
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Sewing Machine & Thread, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Clear Spica Glitter Pen, PTI Raspberry Fizz Stitched Ribbon

SUPPLY LIST (2nd card) ~
Stamps: OCL Vintage Roses
Paper: Pacific Point, Watercolor Paper, Textured Bashful Blue, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ballet Blue, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Basic Black
Accessories: PTI Raspberry Fizz Stitched Ribbon, Foam Tape, Blossom Nestabilities, Blue Rhinestones

32 comments:

Amber (bambi64) said...

Yummy cards. Love the simplicity of them too.

Heather McNally said...

I absolutely ADORE these cards! The colors are fab - FAB I say!!! Just wonderful!

LeAnne said...

So chic! I do that all the time, especially with people's clothing!!! In fact, I have always thought about making a card using your shirt as an inspiration...the one you wore on our last stamping "trip"!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Ohhhhhhh I love doing that but always forget to....rofl!

Love these colours together!! You have coloured the images beautifully!!

chris said...

Hi Denise
these are beauties, they really are
especially love the one with the gloves. you got the colours so acurately, I will be looking at my mags in a different light now thanks for that.
hugs chris xx

Becky said...

Hi Denise;
Happy Easter,
This is gorgeous, love the colors and love this image.

Terri said...

You are right, these colors are stunning together, love the boldness. Beautiful coloring on both, your watercoloring always blows me away...I am somewhat challenged when it comes to that "medium", lol!

dolcreations said...

These cards are stunning! I thought I was the only one...LOL that did that! Especially this time of year when every magazine has those spring colours! Beautiful work here Denise!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are beautiful. I like the colors too from the magazine. Your turned up corner on the top is a fav of mine. :0)

Vicki said...

Gorgeous cards Denise!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wowee, girl, those are BEAUTIFUL! I have those *gotta try that* moments all the time...so glad I'm not alone!

Dawn B. said...

I love the inspiration you drew from.. I try not to look at the magazines at the checkout or I will buy them.. That and the candy bars..LOL. I love these colors. Great layouts too..Have a super Easter.

Beate said...

Both cards look wonderful!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Danni said...

What gorgeous colors!! Such fabulous creations!
I haven't ever noticed inspiration from the magazines but I do notice clothes alot and think, wow, that would make some great paper! LOL!

Eva said...

WOW...these are so gorgeous...the colors you choose and your coloring is just fabulous!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I can see why you found inspiration on that cover! I love those vibrant colors and how you created cards with them! I love both variations of color.......they'll make a beautiful set! Great stitching too!!

Annie said...

oh my gosh, these are sooo pretty!!!!

Happy Easter!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Nope Denise I usually stand there thinking "WOW! I wish I had her body!"LOL!! J/K!! I do love these colors though!! fabulous cards!

Barbara said...

Love, love, LOVE this color combo, Denise!! And both cards are gorgeous!!!

Judy Covey said...

I love both of your cards Denise, and the colors are fab!I've done up cards using the colors that I've seen on old Victorian houses before and I've ended up LOVING the card. Keep up the great work, I really enjoy checking out your blog daily to see what's new.

Renée said...

yes, totally stood in line and received inspiration! Love what you've done with this colour combination -- very striking!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....love every detail but your coloring is what leaves me in awe everytime

Silke Ledlow said...

Olala...I can see why you liked the colors so much...they are FABO!!! Both of your cards are beautifully inspired...I love them!!!

Happy Easter to you and your family!!! Sorry I haven't kept up.....I've been busy entertaining my girls!!! Thank goodness school starts again on Monday!!! Big hugs ~S~

Justine said...

This is a fantastic color combo and I can tell you that I will certainly be looking at the magazine racks a little differently now. Thanks for the inspiration

Tasha said...

Wow Denise that is one awesome colour combo! Love the cards you have made using it. Great designs
love tasha xx

Betty Wright said...

Totally glamorous creations, Denise! Beautiful colors, detailing, and coloring on both! Lovely cards!

Elaine said...

Pretty cards! These are some great colors!
(Yes, I too get inspired by the mags at the checkout but rarely remember when I leave; guess I should write out the details while I'm waiting, LOL!)

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! And I love the idea that you got the color combo off a magazine. I never would have thought of that.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Those are some fun colors! Beautiful cards. :-)

Cambria Turnbow said...

You rock... that's all, just you rock... always do! Love it! :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of your cards are stunning! The colours are awesome!

Vicki

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Awesome colour combo!!! Fabulous designs and such gorgeous colouring!!! Love the soft, delicate feel of these!!