Monday, July 28, 2008

Sketch 28 & In Color Review

Stamps: High Hopes
all SU! Red Ridinghood; Pink Pirouette; White; Kiwi Kiss; Bella Rosa DSP

Black Staz On and various reinkers for coloring.

Nestabilities; rub ons; hodgepodge; crystal effects.

This froggy card was my 2nd card I made for this sketch. The first card is below. I hate it. I was combining an image challege that I needed to get done and this sketch and the fact that I bought a bunch of Basic Grey's 6x6 pads and have yet to use them...(oh but don't worry, I just preordered more! tsk...tsk) I love to buy them and keep looking at the paper...and the designs are so pretty...but they never seem to fit what I am making. Point made with the card below!

(side note 1: I seem to have an issue photographing red cards. As well as ones with too much white....oh, and Chocolate chip. So these are all scanned in for truer colors. I have also edited the patchwork turtle card in the previous post to a scanned photo. I have a REALLY nice DSLR camera...unfortunately, I need to learn more about it. Until then, I will be randomly scanning some cards. So I apologize for the lack of dimension.)

I have to admit that I am really diggin' this Bella Rosa Paper from SU!. Often when I buy those packs of paper there are 2-3 designs that I love and the rest go unused. But I think I like just about every sheet of this DSP.

I also have to admit that I am enjoying the new In Colors more than I thought I would. ( could be that it is because it goes with the Bella Rosa paper...but, I don't think that is the only reason...). When I first saw the new In Colors I was less than impressed. They looked "neon-ish" to me. Then upon receiving them they looked extremely similar to colors that SU! already carries. (ie; Tangerine=only orange; Ridinghood=Ruby Red; Pirouette=Pretty in Pink; Pacific Point=Brilliant Blue; Kiwi=Old Olive; Baja=Bashful Blue)

However, after using several of the colors over the past few days, they are different enough for me to be happy. Tangerine is a bit nicer than Only Orange, imo. Only Orange only seemed appropriate for Halloween to me. it is just SO orange. Pink Pirouette is a much prettier pink than PIP. I always felt PIP was a bit orange-y. And, imo, the PIP marker is too bright. Pink Pirouette is a softer babier pink. Kiwi Kiss is a bit brighter and more fun than Old Olive. (Kiwi Kiss also seems to be perfect for frogs and turtles!) Bashful Blue is softer and more baby-ish than Baja Breeze. Baja has a hint of kiwi in it. Riding hood is very very very close to ruby red. A little "cleaner" looking. Ruby Red always looks a little "dirty-ish" to me. Not dirty in a bad way...just dirty-ish. I have not used Pacific point at all yet. I will make a point to use it soon. But I don't even remember the last time I used Brillant Blue either. Actually, I don't use many of the blues hardly at all. Aside from Bashful. I was in love with all of the previous In Colors, except for the Sky (?) one. I did use Blue Bayou...but I will also use Taken with Teal and they are pretty similar. Actually thinking of Pacific Point, It looks like it might be a cross between Brillant Blue and Taken with Teal.

Well, here is the first card I made with this sketch. I have titled this card "Ugly Elzy". I flipped the sketch upside down for this...because it worked better with the Basic Grey paper that I was forcing myself to use. That's all I have to say about this card. :P

I would just like to THANK MARY JO for not using arrows. LOL! I am "arrow challenged". I don't like arrows. I don't want to like arrows. no more arrows! :)

Speaking of MJ, head on over to her blog and check out her card using this sketch and links to others for inspiration and don't forget: you can play too!

(side note: As I type this it is currently 11:58 pm on Sunday. I have to type this on Word an hopefully copy and paste it onto blogger in the AM because we have been having some severe weather around New England for over a week now and tonight my cable is out. It have been out for about 7 hours now! I am jonesing for my internet!! No internet AND no TV....what am I? a pilgrim?!) Edited to add that I just got my cable and internet back an hour ago! at 10:42 pm. that is almost 32 hours without cable or internet. Now, trust I know there are worse things happening out there...but it shouldn't take 32 hours to fix this! Don't even get me started on the CS rep at CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS and HOW RUDE HE WAS! breathe in....breathe out...breathe in....breathe out....


MJ said...

You crack me up "what am I a pilgrim". Your cards are wonderful. I really really love the frog one. I am so trying NOT to look at those High Hopes stamps as they really rock. I am trying to be patient and wait on the new catalog with full optimism that I will love all the new sets. By the way, is that real stitching on the frog card. Looks great! Thanks for playing and I will try to stay away from the arrows, lol.

Pia said...

I love the frog card! I was thinking about you without the internet or tv. There are people in the world who live like that and I for the life of me do not know how they do it! I could not live without cable, not for me but for the kids, they would drive me crazy-well crazier then they already do!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Kerry, I love your commentary! LOL!! WOW!!! I am loving the first card too! I love that Bella paper and the colors are beautiful. I will be ordering more too *wink*. I love that frog!! Too cute!

Basement Stamper said...

I think both your cards rock and I love the Elzybell one!

Great job with the sewing, I have yet to do this (or maybe it's just excellent faux stitching?)

Hetty said...

Both cards are just so joyful and lovely!

Gail S. said...

I like BOTH cards! I know we are our worst critics, we always seem to find flaws in what we do but I know someone would really enjoy receiving that card.

Kristen said...

Both cards are wonderful, but the frog one is my favorite. I love how you used red and pink together. That would be a good challenge for myself. Great coloring. You ROCK!!!!!

Bethany Paull said...

LOVE your froggy card. he's so whimsical with those pink on red dots.

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