Monday, June 29, 2009

Working with Complementary Colors

This week's Hero Arts challenge was to make a card featuring complementary colors. I chose black and white but ended up adding a smidge of red to help separate the butterfly from the background patterns. Part of the reason I chose black and white is that I have had that floral ribbon for about 5 years now and never used it!

The top part of the card was made using white embossing powder and a Hero Arts floral background. I then layered some striped paper (I think it is Doodlebug), some white cardstock, and a floral ribbon. I then stamped the Hero Arts butterfly onto black polka dot paper and cut it out. The saying is from a Hero Arts clear set. To finish the card, I added some Memory Box white pearls to the flowers on the ribbon.

I am currently without much access to the Internet because of housesitting, so I haven't been able to visit blogs like I usually do. Does anyone else suffer blog withdrawal from time to time? It feels like I am missing out!


Anonymous said...

Good card! The contrast is very effective. I'm inspired to do something with the black & white paper I've had for a long time. But I may have to get some pearls for bling! :) Q

paula said...

I love your take on the black/white colour combo. I also agree with you about blog withdrawls :) My computer wont let me visit some sites I favour then other times it does. Hate that.Hope you get a fix soon.

Stephanie said...

Love all the black & white patterns - it looks fantastic! Your embossing looks super - so clean & sharp!! Hope you get back to blurfing soon :)

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! I don't usually like black and white cards, but I do like this one. I think you've done a great job of balancing the contrast and the spots of red really make it! :-)