"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Color Room Palette #162

Here's my second posting as guest designer at the fabulous The Color Room.  The background was created using the The Crafter's Workshop damask pattern with some light molding paste, mist and stamp work.  I frequently use this technique, and if I want to add some opulence and glow to the pattern, I spritz on some lovely gold metallic mist on the raised molding paste area after I wipe them down with a sea sponge to remove as much as the previous color mist as possible. The gold metallic misting spray is absent in the above picture because I was trying to stay true to the challenge palette.   You have two weeks from October 25 to complete the challenge.

Ok, so I've shared my rendition of the challenge, let me see you post yours at The Color Room under palette #162.

The punch work are Memory Box Dies. They're truly elegant looking and very detailed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Guest Designer for The Color Room (Palette #161)

I'm thrilled, excited to share the news with you that I'm a Guest Designer at The Color Room this month! 

When I first started scrapbooking, The Color Room was the place to be, all the rock stars of scrapbooking/mixed media were playing there, and I have to admit, I was a little intimidated by all that talent under one roof.  I would eagerly look forward to the weekly challenge announcements, and sit in front of my computer monitor and go through each of the design teams and participants creations, in awe over the beauty, skill and creativity.  I didn't feel confident enough to jump in and participate, or I felt I didn't have the perfect color that matched the palette.  One day, I couldn't stand by and be an outsider anymore,  I too became a participant.

The Color Room is an international color challenge site, and if any of you have not yet participated, I hope you throw caution to the wind and jump in like I did.  If you don't have the perfect color mists, paint, paper, etc., you just have to match the color as best as you can, and sometimes that might mean mixing a few paints, mists to get that color to match close enough to the palette.  Jump in an join us this month for the bi-weekly challenges, and more importantly, challenge yourself.

This color palette is so soft and dreamy with some dark brown to ground all that dreaminess.  I've used several Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces to bring my creation to life.  And, how can  you possibly go wrong when you're working with a Lydell Quinn sketch. :)