Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Houndstooth + Bright Colors = LOVE

 Hello Crafters!

I have been trying to post this card for the last two days and Blogger has refused to let me! Every time I get it all typed up and hit Publish it publishes a completely blank post . . . grrr . . . So today I am posting using Google Chrome. Hopefully it works!

Since I returned home from vacation I have really been struggling to make anything. It seems I had misplaced my mojo :( So I went about surfing blogs and challenges until I found the newest Runway Inspired Challenge.   Finally, I had an idea!

I immediately thought of color blocking. I also immediately Thanked God I just bought Hero Arts Houndstooth Background at 40% off hehe. 

I usually do color blocking in an exact shape. So I decided to do something a little more abstract (although I think the yellow piece in the center may be a hair too big). I cut all my strips and colored them using worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, and peacock feathers. I adhered them to a 3x3 square, letting them hang over where I wanted them to meet the edge the card. 

In the original photo the pink stands out because it is different. I wanted my pink to stand out as well but as you know I don't have markers I can stamp with. Instead I left them solid by masking them before I stamped the houndstooth in black soot. 

I wanted a sentiment that had an 80'sish vibe (yes I just made up that word lol) and I found the perfect one in Hero Art's Let's Chill set. After I adhered my piece to a white card base I rounded two corners. I still felt like it needed something so I added the little black strips. 

Thanks for popping in to visit me. I cannot tell you how excited I was to get home and read your comments on the posts I scheduled while away. You guys are the best!! I'm off to (hopefully) make more cards. I hope you find some time to get crafty today too :)


  1. I love your color blocking! Such a fun approach to the challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge!

  2. The color blocking on this card is so fun, and so very 80s. I'm glad you got the photo posted so you could play along with us!