Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chartreuse Anyone??

When is the last time YOU used this color??  I'm not sure I EVER have.  In fact, I didn't even know what the color "chartreuse" looked like.  I had to google it. teehee.  It is a color combined of 50% green and 50% yellow.   The latest issue of Stampers Sampler (dec/jan 2010) issues a challenge to create a project using what I would have referred to as "frog green".  So when I started going through my cardstock, I thought, that's a little bright for me, but I"m gonna give it a try.  So I breezed through my issue of Stamper's Sampler trying to get the feel of what their style is.  I would sum it up as collage.  Here is what I came up with ...

I decided to combine 2 of my most favorite things, stamping and music.  In case the quotes don't look familiar, you can find them in 3 of my favorite songs :
Free to be Me by Francesca Battistelli
Ordinary Day by Vanessa Carlton
Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Now I'm tryng to decide if I want to connect all 3 with jump rings and hang them on the wall, or put stands on the back of them and just sit them out in my craft room.

Stamps : Lost Coast (I bought this set of girlies a couple of years ago and I'm so glad I finally got ink on them.  I just checked out their site and I love all of their collage stamp.)
Background Stamps : Music & Polka Dots - Cornish Heritage Farms, Diamond - Hero Arts
Paper : Green and brown cardstock.  Yellow distressed paper by Basic Grey (Urban Couture - Chiffon)
Ink : Brilliance Pearlescent Brown
Copics YG03 and YR04 (I had to throw the orange shoes in there because they don't match, and that makes here "Free to be me")
Flowers : Prima
Ribbon : Yellow Antique shop, Green local craft store
Collage paper on #3 DMD Collage Elements
Empemera : sewing Lilly's Treasures (sold locally, email me if you are interested in ordering)
Post card and stamps - Marcella/K&Company
Clock face - Making Memories

My daughter (20)  has started running, and has agreed to run some races with DH!!  Does that mean I'm off the hook and he's going to quick nagging me to exercise with him??  A girl can only wish!  He is so excited and you should hear him giving her advice on how to train.  Her first race will be the "Pirate Run" in february and yes they are going to run in pirate custumes.  Some kids never grow up, teehee.



Ohhhhh - I love these (great colour), and the sentiments just struck a chord (no pun intended!) - particularly the first one. Brilliant!
Sylvia xx

Libby Hickson said...

These are fantastic Melisa!!

Scrap Pirate said...

WOW !! These are awesome. Love the chartreuse color! Great Job Melisa !

Lesley said...

Melisa, Those cards ROCK!!! I love the color!

Shirley said...

Wow! A really different type of card for you and they are really pretty too! I think it's wonderful your husband wants you to run with him and it wonderful about your daughter too!

KellyRae said...

These cards are stunning, chartreuse is one of my go-to colors.! I vote for mounting them together (I'd love looking at them everyday as wall art...they are so inspirational).

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love that magazine- love the look of collage- but I am very bad at it in my on the other hand- have done a fabulous job with the collage- awesome!!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Love these Melisa! They are so cool and funky!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

PS: Run girl run! DH and I are back at running again too! See ya at 5:00 am on the treadmill, k?

LadybugSue said...

I use chartruse alot but I call it lime green depends on who makes it.
Love all the cards, so green!

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