Welcome to the Sunny Days Card Crop "Over The Rainbow Blog Hop"! I hope you enjoy hopping through all the colors of the rainbow by visiting some very creative hostesses. You should have arrived here from Lora's blog. If not you should go back as you won't want to miss her fabulous card. She starts the hop with a card using all the colors of the rainbow with scraps from her scrap drawer! To start at the beginning with Lora go HERE.
So that means my color is the first color of the rainbow...RED! I was actually pretty excited about the color red as I like it very much and use it often in my Asian inspired cards. Then I found out we were also to make our card monochromatic. Really??? Seriously??? It was like someone slammed the brakes on when I read that. I am so not good at monochromatic. I always freak at this technique and have a tendency to run from it as you may have read in some of my past posts. Also I couldn't think of a thing for red using the monochromatic theme without it looking like Christmas or Valentines Day. So I searched my stamps and found nothing I could color that didn't involve me using other colors too. So that took yet another level of my comfort zone away as I usually love to stamp and color images for my cards. So I changed my line of thinking and decided to try using two new things that I have been playing around with lately but still try to keep a theme of sunny days. Here is what I came up with:
I recently discovered how to use WORD text boxes to create my sentiments for my cards and have been having loads of fun with that. So using a quote from Lady Bird Johnson I created the sentiment. Also I recently discovered stick pins and making my own. They are soooo much fun and addictive. I will be posting another post about stick pins very soon. I decided it would be fun to create one for my card using beads I had on hand and a head pin. The head pins do not have a pointy end on them like corsage pins do. Since I was sticking the pin coming out from the flower I did not need the sharp point so the head pin worked perfect for my stick pin. My cardstock is by Bazzill and I snuck the one cream piece in for matting which we were allowed to do. The top piece of cardstock has an oval cut out using a Spellbinders die creating a frame allowing me to only have to use just the one piece of cream cardstock . The flowers are by Prima and originally were white till I colored them using alcohol inks. We were told that our card should scream our color and I do believe mine screams red. Hopefully the monochromatic police won't be knocking at my door!
We aren't doing prizes on the blog hop today but I do hope you will consider leaving me a comment and let me know if my card inspired you. There are prizes though over at the Sunny Days Card Crop. There will be challenges, games and prizes for the next four days. Also there will be a spot in the forum for you to post any creations you may have made that might have been inspired from the blog hop. To find the Sunny Days Card Crop go HERE. However don't leave the hop yet. The last stop on the hop will also include a link to the card crop.
Next up is the talented and creative Golda. She recently started her blog not too long ago and I am glad she did as she has a lot to share with everyone. So hop on over to her and don't forget to leave her some love!
In case you lose your way, here is a full list of blogs on the hop:
Susan H -- You are here
Ashley <-- she will lead you to the pot of gold...
treasures galore... challenges, games, fun, prizes... Please join us....guaranteed to be loads of FUN!