Monday, 10 February 2014

A Weekend For Colour

As is only right and proper for this time of year, the view outside my window is grey and somewhat lacklustre. Don't get me wrong, I'm a grey weather kinda person. I like a silvery sky. You need it to appreciate the bright blue ones, when they appear.

It does make me turn to bright colours more when the season is lacking. So when I was in the mood for crafting over the weekend, I pulled out my Simon Says Stamp ink collection. And, as I've rather been neglecting stamps, forsaking them for dies, of recent, I thought I'd blow the dust off them.

Using Clearly Besotted's Geometric Style set, I inked up the diamond shapes and stamped onto white card. There is a co-ordinating die set for cutting them out but as they are easy shapes, I didn't bother buying it and so I hand cut the stamped images. Or rather, I hand cut them as squares and rounded the corners with We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper on the 1/4" setting.

I adhered them carefully to black card and added the sentiment from the same set. 

I now have the urge to go out and rummage through thrift stores and charity shops for bright, colourful objects to scatter around the house.


Marjolein said...

Ha, ha, don't!! Remember your words 'Adventure' and 'Clean'!
Love the colours, still masculine and perfect in combination with black. The sentiment, wow, this typography fits the geometric stamps so perfectly!
Your card has a 'fluent' feel to it., it all fits so well together.
I love winter and autumn, I'm not to fond of summers, too hot most of the time. :-(
and you're absolutely right about appreciationg grey skies! But then again, if there are grey skies, you can always try and look for silver linings!
Most of the time it's the small things that count. :-)
Well your card will definitely cheer up someone's birthday!!!


Monika Reeck said...

I love the color full on your card Paul...yes it is still masculine and lovely color on the black cardstock...if you see my second has a link to HERO ARTS challenge...they have Rainbow Birthday card challenge Cathegory ...maybe you can join there as long as you used one of their stamp product..oops I am not promotion but I only want to tell your card is fit with the challenge there...Happy Monday and hope to see you on my Blog..hugs from Germany...Monika

Anne Jagger said...

I love this Paul...gorgeous colours and they work so well together.
A x

Gabby said...

Nice card design. Terrific mix of colors and prints. Good idea to bring some color via thrift store buys. Enjoy the shopping. :)

alexa said...

Golly, that's a lot of fussy cutting, Paul! But beautifully done and a gorgeous colour combination. Superb!

Michele said...

Fab card! I love the bold colours you've used and I'm very impressed by all the hand cutting x

Neet said...

You are the master of colour blocking amongst other things and i love how you have done this. I am sure you will be tempted by the Tim Holtz dies - I have one and hope to put it on my blog shortly.
Hugs, Neet (will try to be in touch more after this afternoons procedure) xx