Saturday, May 18, 2013

Brown with Red and Pink Hello

Several banners in varying widths and lengths.  I like the overlapping effect.  The embossed branches echo the pink print.

For this month's "Variety is the Spice of Life" (variation) lesson in Paula's Operation Write Home Design Bootcamp.  In my banners, I tried to include variation in value (light and dark), texture (varying patterns), color (red, pink, and brown), shape (square and notched ends), and size (length and width).  Thank you, Paula, for all your bootcamp instruction and inspiration! 

Brown with pink is one of my favorite color combinations.  In real life, the solid pink color looks a bit more orange, and it works well with the pink print.

Card details:
  • Card stock is all by Papertrey Ink (PTI)  - dark chocolate (brown) and sweet blush (pink),  pink print from pretty pastels, pure poppy (red) bitty box print,  and bitty dots print from dark chocolate pattern pack
  • Dies are PTI buttoned up #2 and Savvy Stamps hello.  I cut off about 3/16" of the tail of the "o" to fit better on my layout.
  • The banner notches are cut with a square punch.
  • Embossing folder is from Cuttlebug "just my type" set. 
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #347.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (281)

1 comment:

Paula S. said...

Very pretty Cindy and you've definitely used variation in multiple ascpects just as you noted. I like the layering on the flag banner too. It adds a nice dimension and a single layer, with just one of the prints would have been lacking interest. Nice job! Thanks for joining in on the May Bootcamp.