Monday, June 22, 2009

COLOR INSPIRATION - the pillow at Target

Hello all-
I hope that you all had a great Father's Day Weekend!

Today's card was inspired by a pilliow that I saw in Target. As I was headed toward the toy section of the store, there in this woman's cart was this brown, blue and green pillow. The dark brown was such a perfect backdrop for the bright green & blue. I wish I had my camera with me because I would post this pillow.

So, as I was waiting on the checkout line, I thought to myself, "I should make a card using those exact colors." And then it occurred to me - alot of time when I am trying to a card I get stuck when it comes to trying to pick out the color scheme, but here today, a pillow (something that I would least expect) gave me inspiration. Now, here is the Ah-Ha moment for me and I hope by sharing this, it will be or you too! I decided that I will draw my color inspiration from objects that I see everyday. I absolutely love Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel. I love their furniture, bedding and how they create spaces that are outstanding! So, this is what I am going to do for this week. I am going to pick something out of the a catalog/magazine and whatever color combinations they use, I am going to mimic that in my cards. I believe that this is going to be a fun challenege for myself, and I would love for you to join in with me. As you run errands, read a magazine, shop on line, look at the colors used and see if you can create something using that very same color scheme.

So, here's the card. Thanks for stopping by! Kimba :)

1 comment:

Crystal said...


You really out did yourself here. I absolutely LOVE this card!!! The colors and design are amazing. You should definitely start submitting your cards to some publications. It's time to start giving your creativity a larger audience.

Just my two cents for the day. And you know I always keep a pocket full of pennies!