Tuesday, May 23, 2017

INTRODUCING.... Hues to Use!

Hello Peeps —Top of the mornin’ to you all!  You know those colors that just SING to your heart? The ones that make that small corner of your mouth just start to move upward -— so much so, that before you know it you're in a full-blown SMILE mode? Well folks, Tuesdays at ‘The Blog’ are about to get a whole lot more colorful and creative!


Because we are about to unleash a color intervention with our brand new feature.....

We’ll take a trigger from Marcella’s own Instagram and spark a wash of color with our HUES TO USE post each Tuesday! I have to say the graphic above just makes me giggle. Only Marcella would pull over to snap a photo of a motel sign —just because the typography moved her! ;-) Just in case you wondered, this mid-century motel on US 62 looks like colorful pieces of candy nestled among the trees and comes complete with an Almond Joy waiting for you on your pillow! Want to get closer to town? Take the trolly service to historic downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas a mile away. If you’re up for a real challenge, the Joy Motel is actually up for sale! This candy-coated retro goodness could be yours...

Well, after you make that call, get your fingers inky and share these bright and jaunty shades of cool water, antique rust and beam o' sunshine! What are those shades, you say? Just use the photo as your guide and have a little fun in the process!

And just to kick off Tuesday’s “Hues to Use” festivities, here’s a peek at the two — yep two — cards that I made!


Well, when you think sunshine, who can refuse the splash of happy found in Power Poppy's digital stamp set Cuppa Buttercups? I just had to use this little number for this challenge. I colored it up with Copic markers and used Y13, Y00, YR04, YR09, G24, G20, BG11, BG10, BG000 and BV00 and BV0000 to shade underneath the cup. Mat it up with some punchy Stampin' Up papers, add some embellies and bam — done! 

Here’s a close-up! You can’t see it really, but each center of each flower has a little razzle dazzle added thanks to glitter glue! 


For this second card, I was lucky enough to find some arrow decorative paper (also Stampin' Up) in just the right colors to play off the Joy Motel's snappy arrow sign! You can see, this is mostly just an explosion of decorative paper mixed with the Power Poppy stamp set Big Scripts!  I created the drop shadow effect by stamping the word “Hello” first in Morocco Memento Ink and then, I cleaned my stamp and then shifted my stamp and inked it with Straw Vivid ink. Because the stamp is clear, it was easy to see the offset before my ink even hit the paper!

Here's a closeup so you can see what I am talking about! 

And that, my friends, is it! I hope you use these three peppy shades when you create this week! If you do, be sure to link up your creation so I can have a lookie at your craftiness! Can't wait to see YOUR take on HUES TO USE! ;-) Link up your card below and keep the inspiration going!

See you back here real soon!


Berina RGA said...

I love these colors. Beautiful.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, what a fun new inspiration idea! I love it and love your cards - you could not find a better designer paper to use for these cards. Great layouts and lots of fun color! Love it...thanks! Hugs!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love these colors used together! So bright and happy!