Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blue and Green should never be seen????

Well I don't know about the old saying but I do like these two colours together. Glorious Green and Tempting Turquoise were the colours used on the Fifth Avenue Floral rose doing the reinker float technique. I used shimmer white cardstock because the shimmer in the c/s shines through the ink when the colours are dry. Now the combination of colours and basic sketches are attributable to Alisa Tilsner who was published in a papercraft magazine with a set of cards similar to these.
A friend of mine had the article and wanted to learn how to do it, but she didn't want to use different colours. So to make sure I could do it properly, I made my own using just the rose and instead of the watercolour paper, shimmer c/s. Sue was thrilled with the technique and absolutely loved playing.
I've changed some of the embellishments, used a textured impressions emb folder and different sentiment stamps to make the cards more "me".
The shimmer c/s was stamped with versamark and them white embossed. After doing the colours I let the whole sheet of completed flowers dry and cut them out closely to the embossing.
The first card was completed without the embossing, then after another friend of mine suggested something on the T/Turquoise background, I did the rest using the embossing folder which makes them look heaps better.
Thanks for visiting again today.


Liam said...

beautiful creations. Love them all. I love the colours together.

thanks for sharing.


Leonie said...

These are gorgeous Leigh, I have never liked that green before, but it looks great with the blue!

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job Leigh - those colours DO work together beautifully

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Leigh, love the colour combo.

Rica said...

Hi Leigh, excuse my absence - yet again, I seem to be permanently catching up and apologising.
"Blue and green should ne'er be seen except on a donkey back" - my mother used to say that to me as a child, I changed it to red and green (don't like those together even at Christmas) but blue and green are my favourite mix, so you can imagine my OH WOWZERS!!!! when I say these cards - they just blew me away, everyone is just stunning and that rose and you colouring is awesome.
hugs Heather xx

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Kylie said...

All of your cards are beautiful Leigh! I can't pick a favourite lol!
LOVE your colour combo, so fresh! love it!

Kylie X

Mandy Schiller said...

Gorgeous Leigh! Those colours look fabo together! I have done this technique with the rose as well. It would have looked great as well....


Nancy (Shady Tree Studio) said...

So beautiful ~ I love the watercolor.

I always think of the James Taylor song, "...deep greens and blues are the colors I choose...." :) I love blue and green!