I am continuing with my level two classes from AECP and today's card features the Color Your day class taught by the amazing Therese Calvird. She is an amazing colorist and her card composition will definitely leave you drooling. I was inspired by the last lesson, where she combined various elements of her other classes into one. I chose three different lesson elements for my card, inspiration picture, color wheel and how much color to add.
The stamp set I used to make this card is from Altenew called Parrot Paradise. I stamped the leaf image on a white cardstock using Versafine black ink and heat set it very well as I wanted to use my copic markers on the background and I did not want the ink to smudge.You still have to careful as the alcohol in the markers can still smudge the pigment ink. I was very careful as I colored around the leaves using BG15 and BG13 Copic markers. After the background was all colored I added some white dots in different sizes using a White Gel Pen and die cut it using a rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment on a yellow cardstock with White Embossing powder three times and cut them into equal strips. I popped the sentiment on to my aqua backgrounded mounted this entire panel with foam tape onto a top folder white note card.
Here is my inspiration image. I love the deep aqua background with a pop of color.
Using the color wheel is so easy and it helps to take out all the guess work for color combinations. On the color wheel blue green falls in between the analogus colors and accent colors. The analogus colors are close to the same color family in this case more on the green side and accent is a color that would complement the other, in my case it is the yellow. Black and white are considered neutral.
I also liked the lesson on how much color to use. I knew that yellow was my strongest color and that needed to be the least and the aqua needed to be the most, I also used black in the same amount as the blue. But you will notice that the black only help the blue to shine and the yellow to stand out and the reason for that is it is a neutral color.When there are neutral colors around us we tend to notice more of the brighter saturated colors. Like for example you wore an all black dress and carried a red purse, your eye immediately moves towards the red purse.
If you notice closely I also added some white dots in the aqua background which also helps to draw your eye towards the aqua. To finish the card I used Pretty Pink Posh Aqua Gems stones which added enough sparkle without taking away from all the colors on the card.
Here is a closer look of the card:
I really encourage you taking this class taught by Therese, it will help you a lot more to understand color and color usage on projects. Have a wonderful day and I will see on my next post until then smile bright and share handmade love.