A Medley Of Magazine Makes – 4

June 19, 2016 — 7 Comments

Welcome to the fourth and final part in the Magazine Medley mini series of blog posts,

For this creation I have tried to take green and purple and make them work!

I think I just about made it happen too!

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There are a couple of things that I would have done differently however the overall result was quite pleasant.

The colouring was a little tricky as I was tying to get a clean blend between two secondary colours which, as we all know usually ends up as brown.

I used a blending pencil and the white space between the colours to help with this.

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Not too shabby.

The same colour coordination concepts were used to pick matting and layering colours and these were also used within the large floral arrangements.

I was however worried that the floral arrangements might get ‘lost’ in the busy background so I decided to use a couple of doily dies to cut some white card stock for them to sit on,p.

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The compulsory gems were added as a final touch.

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Finished!

Like I said, I quite like this colour combo. It’s certainly a step away from the usual at least.

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So, what do you think?

Would you have chosen this colour scheme? If so, would you have changed the layout?

Anyway, there’s an All Counties Challenge diary blog post coming up a little later, so you’ve probably enough time to grab a cuppa and a biccie before heading back.

If you’ve got to head off, please feel free to pop by at any time.

Au Revoir!

J :)

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7 responses to A Medley Of Magazine Makes – 4

  1. 
    Jackie Ashdown April 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Really pretty card. Thank you for the tip about using a white pencil. Xxx

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  2. 

    Fantastic! Found your blog looking for inspiration from these magazine stamps and love your work.

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    catwithoneear June 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Another beautiful card John. This one is my favourite. The colours are perfect and thank you for the tip on blending the green and purple.
    X Chris

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  4. 

    Hi John, It is absolutely beautiful. It has made me stop and think about the colours I use. I normally go for autumnal reds,greens, browns.I need to venture out of my comfort zone. I am going to try and replicate what you’ve done and make a cushion cover. Thanks for the inspiration. Jan x

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    Carole Morgan June 19, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Love this one as well as yesterdays! I agree the doily’s set it off nicely against the busy background. A good tip thanks for sharing, will give it a go if you don’t mind. I struggle with busy backgrounds & have lots sitting in my stash, never knowing how to use them!

    Happy crafting
    Carole

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  6. 

    Love it John. Great combo. must say I would not have thought on these colours together. Really fresh and bright.

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  7. 

    Hi John

    I love it! You done such a great job shading between the purple and green, not at all easy. I think it all goes so well together.

    Looking forward to the diary post. I’ve had a very long weekend so far but the best one I’ve had in a long time. Me, my best friend, lots of chocolate and an Alice Cooper concert. Hopefully I’ll read the post before I flake out!

    Hugs, T x

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