Friday, July 16, 2021

Colour Hues: Lime Green and Aqua


Welcome back for the mid-month Color Hues challenge! Today we have a fun colour pairing for you to try: lime green and aqua. As often happens when someone selects specific hues (versus, say, BLUE or GREEN), I had to attend a little mini-conference on what these colours might represent. Sessions included: if Wikipedia says aqua and cyan are the same, is that good enough for me? and lime green - so much brighter than a lime's rind. (I also attended the special break-out workshop: why is random stamping so hard?) All these helped me put my card together: 


I began by stamping these flowers - in cyan! identical to aqua! - on my card panel. The centres are stamped in green (no named lime green pad in my collection) and sparkled with a marker. The Paper Hugs sentiment is coloured with the same ink, and sprayed with sparkle mist. It's layered on a black-inked die cut to give that little shadow effect.  The card base is also sponged with green ink, so everything could be matchy-matchy. 


The CH design team and our current guest, Rosemary, definitely show off how versatile this colour combination is! I hope you will test it out and join us! 

Supplies: Neenah white cardstock, Concord & 9th Filled in Florals stamps, Colorbox cyan, Catherine Pooler garden party & MFT extreme black ink, Simon Says Stamp Paper Hugs & Winnie & Walter Katharine cutaway pierced rectangle frame die, Spectrum Noir clear glitter sparkle pen, Tsukineko clear shimmer spray, Studio Katia crystal clear confetti

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11 comments:

Cindy Beach said...

Well, you definitely nailed the colors! Better than I did, I should have come with to the mini conference. Your random stamping looks amazing and I love the bold shadowed sentiment. Love this, Lindsey!

Karen said...

I got the chuckle of the day when I read about your training sessions! Maybe you should open them up for other participants. I love your bright and happy card. The sentiment is fabulous and your random stamping is just perfect!

Bo┼╝enA said...

What a wonderful, joyful and full of good vibes card !!
xx

cm said...

Sounds like you were very attentive at your mini-conference/break-out session (you're too funny!), because the results are fabulous! Consider your random flowers a success; a wonderful background for your matchy-matchy sentiment and base! Any conference recommendations for igniting creativity? I think mine is entirely LOST!
hugs~c

Carol L said...

Your chosen colors are bright, happy and cheerful! I just love those flowers dotted with the lime green that perfectly matches those big paper hugs! Great card for this challenge!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, love the big sentiment layered look, really pops, random stamping is great, and I love the colours.

JulieP said...

Ha! Love all of your "disclaimers and explanations". This card is awesome!

Nancy said...

Hahahah! Loved this post! I head right to google when it comes to checking my thoughts of what a tone of color may look like. However, sometimes that makes matters worse. LOL. Love your beautiful flowers and bold greeting! Great card no matter the shade! Have a great Sunday!

Julie B said...

Love your little intro about aqua v cyan, saw that on Wiki too, Altenew made it easy for me when they named their inks!
Your daisies look fab with their aqua petals and I love the lime green sentiment. :)

Joyce said...

Your card is beautiful and your crafting inspiration is hilarious. I must admit to often consulting the dictionary for inspiration, especially for the CASology cue words.

Rosemary said...

the colors for this challenge are bold and love how you really embraced that with this fabulous card! thanks so much for the lovely comment!