Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Papertrey Ink's MIM# 64- Using Color Inspiration

Can I just say that I {LOVE} this week's MIM over at Papertrey???!!! I am one of those people who look at color challenges and say, "Huh?". It is a great tutorial on how to look at color inspiration and incorporate that into a project. I really had a fun time with this card. So let's dive right in, shall we?

Here is the inspiration color palette that I used:

I wanted to use some colors that I wouldn't have paired together since that seems to be where my greatest problem lies. I look at those colors and just don't have anything that comes to mind and I just sit there and stare at the screen with that look. You know which one I'm speaking of. :)

So here is my take on the challenge:

Now, I am not really sure how well I incorporated these colors but I feel like I'm moving in the right direction and that is success for me! I wanted to play with my new Strawberry Patch stamp set (PTI) but everyone and their mothers have used the typical green and red combo for the strawberries. I thought I could take this in a different direction and the result reminds me of some vintage pillowcases that I saw at a thrift store recently.

Totally out of the ordinary for me but it was a fun challenge. If I have time I think I am going to try some of the other color inspiration photos and see what I can come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You certainly captured the feel and look of vintage embroidered linens on your card! Lovely take on the challenge!

  2. I love that you used different colors for the strawberries. I have been looking forward to seeing what people do with that stamp set and your idea is very inspiring. I love the banner on this card too. I have not mastered that bending technique, you sure did though.

  3. What a great card using that new set! I love how you layered it onto the mat.

  4. What a fun interpretation of those colors!! I wouldn't have thought of the strawberry set, but you worked it well!

  5. Very pretty card - love those berries!