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Saturday, March 3, 2018

HIMCR 342 color week theme of monochromatic greens and Inspired By challenge

Comfort and encouragement with monochromatic greens....

technically my design team inspiration card has more of an analogous color scheme of yellow-greens, greens of light and dark, and blue-greens

but I love how I was able to use Ike's Art Tropical Fish images (there's more than 3 in the set)

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This card was based on a sketch layout and I got artsy with painting my base cardstock (cotton ball- swiped paints of blue, green, and yellow) in order to get an ocean water look:

I gathered 4 different designer papers from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) and some scrapbooking stickers I thought might work  and then modified this layout sketch to fit the dimensions of the card (4.5" x 8")

The layout sketch was intended for scrapbooking so the lines meant for journaling and spot for the date weren't used, the title got moved to the left, and the 2 fish serve in place of the photos and were shifted over to the right. I am wonderfully pleased with the results:

A touch of gray and brown with black lettering to keep it interesting...

Another of Ike's Art Tropical Fish for the inside panel

Visit the HIMCR post for #342 and see what the other members of the design team created for your inspiration for this week's color theme. Besides the tropical fish, there is a shamrock teddy bear, parrot, and dragon also courtesy of Ike's Art that the team used. Fun!!

And I'm also linking to the Inspired By challenge this week which has lots of green colors in Over in the Meadow...I've got the green part but I'm in the ocean waters and not running through the pasture or the back 40 acres!

By the way, besides the greens, the inspiration photo looks like it was quilted and the stitch lines remind me of the sections on each fish fin and the multiple strips of papers in my card. (You see it too, don't you?!?!)

Crafting in the U.S.A heartland, Becca


  1. Becca this is so creative. Just love the underwater scene.
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    1. Desire': Thanks for connecting to my blog post and taking time to comment. The triple inspiration of images, color combo, and the sketch suggestion came together in a wonderful way. It's creative genius when that happens! :)

  2. Fabulous - such a gorgeous creation and I love that background. A very inspiring piece. Thank you for using my images and it is a pleasure to Sponsor you all .
    IKE x

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    1. Ike: I'm glad you are pleased with the results of what I did with 3 of your fish images. Thanks for having this be an option for Laurie's designated color theme for this week. Winner-winner!!

  3. Thank you for your kind comments on my pop-up box at RubberMAD! I decided to pop over to your blog and see what you are creating - and glad I did. Your Greens and Yellow-Greens pick up the palette nicely from your inspiration piece, as well as the lines in the fins mimic the quilted lines [I DO see that!] I definitely like the fussy cutting on the fish and your use of the washi tape. Nicely done Becca!

    1. Oh!, thanks for stopping by my crafting blog! The creative mojo was working to bring colors, image, and sketch design together. Appreciatively, Becca

  4. What a wonderful card! I love those beautiful fish and background! Thanks for playing at Inspired By :)

    1. Laurel: thank you for the crafting compliments!


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