Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Color Me Monochromatic- #61

Here we are ready for another amazing Colour Me challenge!  

Lucky for you this monochromatic palette is Tangelo Twist and Neutral....ORANGE you glad we are keeping it bright?!  I am!


This image reminds me of a card that I love made by my friend Kate at Pinned & Penned a while back.  Kate has such a bold style, I so envy her creative genius!  Check out her card here.  

Anyhoo, using the photo, colors and Kate for inspiration, I decided to be a little bold myself.  I mimicked the texture in the photo and Kate's card by adding embossing paste, the tattered edges around the starfish and this delectable ribbon (that reminds me of seaweed!) were perfect for the occassion.  The soft hue and gloss of the pearls was a nice contrast.  The products include a Tim Holtz Stencil, Design Memory Craft embossing paste, SU! paper, Stampers Anonymous stamp, copics and Simon Says Stamp pearls.  


The minute I finished this I popped it into the mail for my Mother.  Her birthday was yesterday (the 3rd).  Typically we go to the Oregon Coast every year to visit and celebrate, but this year there was a conflict that came up.  So, I thought the card (and the little gift inside) might bring a little bit of cheer to her and ensure that she knew I was thinking of her. :)  Happy Birthday Mama!

So with that I hope you have found some inspiration and will come and join us over at Colour Me! The other gals have some amazing stuff to inspire you further so be sure to check out their blogs too. 

Katie Brooks  (that's me!)

Thank you for stopping by today and Happy Wednesday to you!

16 comments:

Tanja said...

your "seaweed" ribbon looks fantastic - love your card

stampwithsandy said...

Katie this card is amazing! Love all that great texture and the cool starfish stamp.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Looks amazing that orange star fish! Love the stencilled background!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This looks amazing! I adore the pop of orange against the kraft!

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love this!!! Rustic nautical feel is perfect!!! Well done!!!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful card!! Great way to celebrate your mom's b-day when you can't go yourself. My husband shared the same b-day! The bright orange is so cheerful!

Jenny Engelke said...

That bright, fun starfish really pops against the craft! Your card is a real knockout this week, Katie!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Your cards are alwasy so CLEVER and well thought out. A FUN NESS or whimsy or awe. I LOVE anything beachy, so I ADORE this!!!!!

So glad I know you and your awesomeness!!!!!!!!!

zedsquaredcrafts said...

Love, love, LOVE! I really want to get my hands on some of that seaweed ribbon! :) Julia

Joyce said...

Love your funky starfish, and it is perfectly colored. The seaweed ribbon and embossed background are perfect.

Karen D. said...

great looking card!

LeAnne said...

I just LOVE this! All the elements together are just wonderful!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

All of the elements of this card are wonderful. Love the texture of the background, the white on kraft, the torn paper around the starfish, the pop of the orange, the sea spongey-ness (how is that for a word!) of the ribbon - it all comes together beautifully. Love everything about it.

cm said...

Your starfish has me sitting here, grinning from ear to ear, with how charming it is! Such a sweet card that I know your mom loves, as do I! Hope opportunity for a visit with her comes soon!
Hugs~c

Hayley Kew said...

The design on this one is FABulous :) Really unique!!!

Jeanne J said...

Smitten with the Tim Holtz blueprint images! Wonderful card Katie! I love the stencil background and bit of burlap/mesh with your beachy theme!