Wednesday, July 18, 2012

OWH Midweek Throwdown: Color Challenge

Hi, everyone,

When Jan asked me about doing a card or two for this week's Midweek Throwdown challenge, she said the challenge would be color-related -- and that I could choose the color(s). How cool is that!

After a little thought, I proposed a color wheel challenge. A few months ago, CAS-ual Fridays had a color wheel challenge that involved using complementary colors from the color wheel. I so loved the variety of colors of their posted cards that I suggested a color wheel challenge for this week's OWH Midweek Throwdown. 

For my sample cards, I chose to make cards featuring a Triadic combination, which consists of 3 colors that are equidistant from each other. (Other 3-color combinations include monochromatic, analogous, split analogous, and split complimentary.)  Once I chose to go with a Triadic combination, I knew exactly which paper collection I wanted to use -- Cosmo Cricket's Matilda collection featuring green, purple, and orange papers.

Cosmo Cricket Matilda collection and Ranger Distress Ink cardstock

Cosmo Cricket Matilda collection and Ranger Distress Ink cardstock

Last fall, the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store offered a wonderful package that included this Cosmo Cricket paper pad, some coordinating ribbons, and a set of black rhinestones. Not only was I really pleased with the quality of the purchased materials, I was  thrilled with the service I received. If you haven't already shopped with this wonderful vendor, I strongly recommend a visit to this online store!

One last note about these cards: OWH doesn't have a huge need/demand for Halloween cards. So, per Sandy's suggestion last year, I made some non-Halloween cards from this Halloween-inspired paper collection in hope of a little longer shelf life.  :)

Parting Thoughts

I can't wait to see the cards you create. I just know they are going to be wonderful!

As always, thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!


Rachel Guerrero said...

Love those googly pumpkin expressions! Love your color combo and DP too. Thanks for starting us of this week!

Ashley Rock said...

Too cute, Sybrina!! <3 them!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Sybrina thank you so much for being our sample card maker and your collaboration on this fun color challenge! I love your "non-halloween" cards, great inspiration :)

Hugs, Jan

Carol L said...

What a great challenge today, and thanks for these great sample cards! I think I'll be making non-Halloween cards like this too for my next box. I love the Stamp Simply store too, Sharon has wonderful products!

Berni Cuttino said...

Lovely card, makes me hungry. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet love. Hugs

Valerie said...

these cards are so cute! Thanks for visiting me!