Monday, July 15, 2013

OWH Design Bootcamp - Get Your Priorities Straight

Good evening, I think it's still evening.  A fun, long weekend camping kept me from getting to this week's sketch, but I was very excited to see Paula's latest installment in Design Bootcamp,  Her topic today is back on color, but this time, using color in the right proportions for the best visual impact.   So being one not to let a sketch go by, I also combined my color card with this week's sketch, 181, and I tripled up on the latest Midweek Throwdown making masculine cards.  Whew!

I used 60% tan/brown, approx. 10% navy and 30% red

I've been thinking of this red, tan and blue combo for a while now, especially with the thought in mind of using the burlap.  Burlap is so in right now!  I'm a bit partial to the burlap right now, as my son the "young doctor" is engaged and I had the honor of making his and his fiancé's Save The Date announcements.  They just went in the mail last week!  A bit involved, but a labor of love.  The kids are having a country wedding next April.  She's from Georgia and we're from Western Colorado  (farming and ranching).  I'm really pleased with the result.

DP:  Paper Studio
        MME "Lost and Found"
Wire burlap "ribbon", with the wire cut off and the unraveled a couple rows (Hobby Lobby Floral)
Twine:  Memory Keepers
Sentiment:  Computer generated, Calligrapher font

Save The Date: (the card measures 4.5 x 6.5)
DP:  Paper Studio and Bazzil solids
Same wire burlap ribbon
Tag:  Spellbinders Grometted Tags


  1. Hi Cheryl! I just love western themes and the burlap texture is awesome in both of these cards. This week's sketch is a tricky one in my opinion but I love your interpretation and the way you reduced it and framed it. The tan/brown color is definitely your ’major’ and though I am not certain there is 3 times as much red as the denim, the design is perfectly balanced as it is and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. :) Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

  2. Awesome take on the sketch!!! Love the burlap! Tfs!

  3. Beautiful use of burlap on both cards. I am still trying to figure out the proportions of this month's lesson, but I think you nailed it!

  4. I like the brads you used to hold the burlap down. It's such an interesting design. Congrats on your son's upcoming wedding.