I challenged myself to another color challenge. I find these fun because I can accomplish my swap art and color challenge in the same art pieces. I used this weeks color scheme for three different swaps.
This time I got my color inspiration from a site called colourpod.com. There are a lot of different sites about color out there. I googled "random color scheme" and found a ton. I figure I'll try using a different one each time I do these.
Here's an atc I did for a swap on swapbot called "recycled revelation" on swapbot:
The swap directions were to use
four different elements from a
list of nine. The four I chose
were; a quote, to use a bingo
dabber, something blue, and a
piece of ribbon or trim. I admit
it's difficult to see the blue bingo
dabber marks on top of the
background I chose. I plan on
doing a tutorial of this
background as it is a fun one.
The next two pieces I made are for an inspirational quote tag swap on swapbot:
This tag was great fun. It might be
difficult to tell but I made it so the
tags border is super thick, making a
sort of cubby window. I did this using
my cricut. I had it cut out of
chipboard, a tag shape with the middle
cut out. I then attached cardstock to
the back. Now the tag has two levels,
so to speak. I laid the punchenella (the
orange stuff) across the top level so it
was raised above the blue background
with the yellow ribbon. I then put the
quotes on top of the punchenella.
This tag was fun too. I painted a doily and put more flourishes on top, that were cut by my cricut. I got my cricut not that long ago and don't actually use it as often as you might think.
Most of the time I can cut something faster than setting the machine up to do it. Plus, I feel there's something zen
And that completes my projects for this self color challenge. I just want to say that adding an extra layer of difficulty to a project is really fun and helps narrow your ideas so if anyone wants to try my color challenges with me, I'd love to share your work.
Speaking of, I posted my acrylic masking tape tutorial the other day and got a great response. The following picture is from a reader named Lisa who said it was a fun and simple technique.