27 dec. 2013

New Years resolutions

My New Years resolution is to challenge myself in my paper crafting. Try to get out of my comfort zone more often. For example: I have some paper collections I find it hard to work with. Not that they're necessary hideous, but it can be that the colors or patterns just aren't in my comfort zone. I've also decided to dare myself to combine colors I usually shy away from.

For this card I used the Engraver collection from Prima. I've had it since they released it, but never used it before. It's something with these papers that makes me stay away from them. When I broke them out today I realised that they're all too similar in colors for my taste. They need some additional colors to pop out.

And that ment I got to use my second New Years resolution - combining colors I normally don't use together. Red is a color I only use for Christmas, but it made all the difference on this card. I'm very pleased with the result:).

The flowers are from Petaloo, my favorite flower company. Image found online.

Products I used:

Prima Engraver collection

Petaloo - Chantilly collection

Rox Stamps

Petaloo - Flora Doodles Collection - Velvet Hydrangeas - Green
Petaloo - Flora Doodles collection