Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Colors

Red is my favorite color.  I don't usually mix it with orange and yellow but I don't know why not.  Those colors remind me of a beautiful sunset.  They are also the colors for the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week.  I combined the colors with this sketch from Freshly Made.

I had a piece of paper from K and Company that had the colors in it and it was screaming "use me!" 

The card base is yellow.  The print has what looks like dahlias on it so I took a similar image from Elegant Edges and cut the loopy part in yellow, the background in red, added another circle of the print in the center and popped it up on dimesionals.  The bottom section is a coordinating orange with the sentiment stamped in red.  I thought I was done until I looked again and noticed the three little dots on the sketch.  Out came some yellow rhinestones to finish it off. 

I had some trouble photographing this card.  I took one in natural light and the color was WAY off.  I took another one in my paper light box and it looked very yellowy.  I changed the bulb in my lamp to one of the new compact fluorescents and this is what I got.  It still doesn't look very bright although the color is pretty close.  Any suggestions?


  1. Such a bright and cheery card! I don't know if this will help you any, but I use "daylight" bulbs when I photograph! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. I think your card is wonderful. I have had trouble photographing some of my pictures too. I started going outside to explore lighting options. I also noticed my kitchen light is better than the lamp in my craft area. What about a light box? I have heard about them but do not own one. Thankd for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  3. I think these colors are fantastic together. So summery! I often have trouble photographing my cards. I use a Bell & Howell reading light over my light box so that my light comes from above the card. And sometimes I take photos with the flash off, then on and compare the two.

  4. A sunny and happy card! I think you did a great job with the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!