This week we learned some basics about color and you know, for a person like me who never really had any formal art or graphic design classes, this was really very handy. I also love the little color wheel link on the Stars & Stamps page. This is definitely something that I will use time and time again, if nothing else, just to find some scraps that "go" together and might make a pretty card.
I did my reading and fiddling with the color wheel. I decided that a triad pattern might be fun for me to try this week. Two of my favorite colors are red and purple and although I love them together, it's hard to put them together in the same project without it looking wonky! I was super happy to see them in a triad pattern with the color green. I decided to give it a try. I used some scraps of grass and scraps of red and purple from another project. I'm not smitten with the sentiment and I might cover it up and redo it with something else. . . don't you hate it when you don't feel like a card is "finished?" I do love the bling, which never shows up well in a photo. This card is very sparkly!
Here is another example of some complementary colors from and old card that I did. I didn't know about complementary colors when I made this card, but I always have liked how this card turned out.
Yay for that cute little Dustin Pike digi!
Today's Tutorial is a fun one by a sweet lady named Jann.
She was so kind to let us use her chalkboard tutorial video today. It really is a great video. I found that I don't have all of the exact same supplies as Jann did but I managed well enough. I love the look of this project and I think that I need to do some more experimenting and stamp searching to find more fun combinations.
I decided to frame my "chalkboard" with a little piece of brown and add some twine and a "nail" (brad) just for something fun.I like it! Maybe I need more colored pencils. :)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you'll join me for more Boot Camp fun... what a great learning experience!