Star Spangled Hues!

Hello you color lovin' peeps! Today's Hues to Use is going to give a nod to the ole red, white & blue on this eve of our nation's Independence Day! It didn't take long to find a photo in Marcella's IG stream that would be a good fit, so here's your inspiration so you can get cracking -- just like those fireworks that are about to be set off in skies all across the nation tomorrow night! 

If you know Marcella, you know one of her intense loves professionally is typography. She loves how the words fit on a page. She loves the curves of different fonts and how they all meld with each other. She loves the graphical punch you can create with words alone! So, it's no surprise that on one of her family jaunts, she snapped a pic of this sign, simply because she loved its flair! By the way, you'll find the Flash Cafe in Saint Genevieve, Missouri! 

HOW TO PLAY: Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! All you need to do is use these shades of red, white and blue on your card or creation and then link up your project below for all to see! 

And now, drum roll please, it's time to meet our next ab fab guest hostess of the mostess for this week's Hues to Use! After reading a little bit about her, get ready to be WOWED by her creation using our patriotic color cues! 

"Hi there! This is Kim. I live in San Diego, CA where the weather is pretty nice year round and we enjoy beautiful beaches all along the coast. I am "mom" to a bunch of awesome grown kids. My baby just graduated from high school this year. I work from home with my own business and love every minute of it. In my spare time, I enjoy a good movie with my family or spend whatever time I can at the beach. 


When I thought about the colors for this challenge and the Climbing Clematis digital stamp I chose, I looked up this flower to see the variety of colors the climbing clematis comes in. I opted to go with red for the flowers and work the blue and white around it. I used various shades of red and chose to keep some of the flowers at the top a bit lighter for light/contrast. I added some red, white and blue sequins to add some sparkle --- after all, it is for celebrating the 4th of July.

Thank you, Julie, for the opportunity to play along with this fun challenge!

Oh. My. GOSH! Don't you all just love that bold red on the crisp, clean and very white backdrop? Yes. Yes. YES! I absolutely do. I think this is a stunning creation and love the addition of the little sparkly sequins. I might need to CASE (copy and steal everything) this card I love it that much. Thanks so much to Kim for sharing her incredible talents with us! We should point out if you want to see more of Kim's work, it's just a hop, skip and jump over to her place on the web -- Lily Patch Stamps! 

Now my sweet stamping friends, it is your turn to take these patriotic colors for a test drive! Let's see what you've got! After you do, don't forget to link up your creation and share! We absolutely love taking a gander at your color inspired works of art!

Until next week!


CherylQuilts said...

Congratulations, Kim, on being this week's Guest Designer! I love the Hues to Use this week as we celebrate the Fourth of July commemorating the birth of our country! Yay to that! But your card is GORGEOUS! I love the rich reds of your flowers, and the butterfly with the blues is amazing, along with "her" companion in red! It's a stunning card, and I love it! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us, and what a joy to read about you. You have a lovely Etsy shop!! Hugs!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a lovely card! Great coloring!