Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hello, Orange!...

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I have been wanting to try my hand at a monochromatic card for some time, and, lo and behold, this week's Hero Arts Club Blog Challenge is exactly that! I chose a color that I don't use too often, and I decided to be as true to my orange monochrome as possible, resisting the temptation to use any other color, even a neutral like white or black. Still on my hot air balloon kick, I went for broke and made a sky filled with them...all in orange! I needed to make use of different shades of orange and textures to make the card work, and I was pleased with the results. The main "Hello" balloon and the clouds were created from the same Hero Arts set, Hello Circles. For the smaller balloons, I found some fun, bright orange buttons, added some baskets and 'rope,' and watched them drift away.
BEAN NOTES: Hero Arts Hello Circles (CL291) Clear Stamps; VersaMark Clear; Clear Embossing Powder; Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango Designer Series Paper; SU Tangerine Tango, Really Rust, Only Orange Cardstock; Orange Embroidery Thread (generic); Paper Piercer; Paper Shapers 1-1/4" Circle Punch; SU Only Orange Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic)
HAPPY BEANS: Basic Grey Orange Buttons; Tim Holtz Distress Tool; Sharpie Orange Ultra Fine Tip Permanant Marker

1 comment:

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!! tfs!!