Monday, September 12, 2011

Colour Blocking 2.0

SECOND post of the day. Click HERE for previous post.

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Hey there peeps! I am back with an almost similar colour block card and a wee bit on colour blocking.

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The butterfly is a bad Silhouette cut which I recycled by spray painting over it and adding some Pie Lane jumbo glitter.

Embossing: sizzix texture plate- distressed. Sentiment: HA

Challenges: SSD92, Do More with Less

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COLOUR BLOCKING

So what’s the similarity between both my colour blocked cards apart from the sketch? It’s the use of bold, bright colours.  Above I have used contrasting yet complimentary colours together… this is colour blocking. Usually the colours used for colour blocking are very bold and bright but in card making I have seen many people use colours of the same family, for example; navy, blue, sky blue. Usually three to four colours are used to give the look of colour block. You can choose any colours as long as its pleasing to the eye or it can turn into a complete “clownish” disaster.

I have a few pictures I got from Google to show you some colour blocking examples.

Colour Blocking in fashion:

 

Colour blocking in make up:

         

Colour blocking in bags:

          

Shoes!

Jewellery:

HAIR!!

     

 

30 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a lovely creation Erum-- your butterflies all look so different and so beautiful

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Avni said...

mannn...you do have some reasons to make colour blocking card:)

Avni said...

Ohh! And this butterfly is gorgeous:*) Love those pearls in strings/wire?!

snehal watwe welde said...

Beautiful...similar but still the butterfly adds and interesting element to the whole card.Thanks for inspiring again and also for the info on color block

snehal watwe welde said...

Beautiful...similar but still the butterfly adds and interesting element to the whole card.Thanks for inspiring again and also for the info on color block

snehal watwe welde said...

Beautiful...similar but still the butterfly adds and interesting element to the whole card.Thanks for inspiring again and also for the info on color block

snehal watwe welde said...

Beautiful...similar but still the butterfly adds and interesting element to the whole card.Thanks for inspiring again and also for the info on color block

snehal watwe welde said...

Beautiful...similar but still the butterfly adds and interesting element to the whole card.Thanks for inspiring again and also for the info on color block

Ujjwal said...

Thanks for sharing all the fun on color blocking girl :)

And those pearls on the wire are awesome! I will surely steal that idea someday for my card :)

Anita Kejriwal said...

stunning !! Why don,t you join the indian silhouette users group? Will send you the link if you want.

Jingle said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! WOW! Gorgeous! Thanks for your entries to this week's SSD sketch!

lynn said...

such a beautiful card, erum! i love the salvaged bfly and your pretty pearls! thanks for playing along!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful E.T I like the colours and the fabulous butterfly
Kevin xx

Stephenie said...

I really like the black sponging on the edges. It really makes the bright colors pop! Oh, and I am still so jealous that you have Pie Lane and I don't! :-)

Karen B. said...

What a gorgeous card, I really like color blocking myself! Thanks for playing at Skipping Stones Design!

yyam said...

This looks awesome E! Love the bright blocks of colour! And that butterfly looks so pretty!

Thanks for playing along with my guest Lynn's recycle challenge! :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Wow! This is sensational! Love the bright color blocks, the gorgeous butterfly, but most of all the strings of pearls! Awesome!!

Wendy said...

Your card is awesome!!! I love that butterfly. I would have NEVER known that it was an error!!! Thank you so much for playing along with Skipping Stones Designs!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

WOW! You are seriously a genius. Loved the lesson on colour blocking. Your card is a stunner. If that is a bad silhouette cut, you should see the way the cricut cuts (I'm SO glad you got a silhouette instead). It's so much more intricate. The glittered sprayed butterfly is gorgeous!

Shalini said...

love the colors Erum... and a super fun post:) the butterfly is gorgeous!!!

Karuna said...

everytime i visit u i i am awed!! the butterfly luks fab btw and i loved the colout blocking.... i love it too but mine looks ll so not nic :) thanks for the inspiration :D

Tejal said...

Loooving the butterfly!!! and the pearls and yup..now I know what color blocking is..super...but why would someone want to color block their hair?
Mesmerizing card!!!

Vanessa said...

Love this! What a great take on the sketch! Vanessa x

Abi said...

Oh hon this is so beautiful, I just love it & interesting to see all the colour blocking examples x

Spardha said...

Gorgeous card!.. LOVE the butterfly.. How is it a bad die cut??
Love the colour blocking! :D

Indira Tanwar said...

the butterfly is so cute........ drooling!! And the color block technique is fab. Love the bright colors. Gotta try it :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great color blocking! Love your explanation on it too! The pictures are quite bright and fun! This butterfly is gorgeous!!

Alyna said...

wow..... am i seein my friend using bright bold colors....... :P it sure is a treat for the eyes :). love the colors and ur butter fly and not to forget the pearls.
you have shown ppl color blocking their hair, are there ppl doing their hair vintage or shabby chic ..... lolz?
hugs
Alyna

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh yeah! You done good with the color blocking! I love the glitterfied butterfly, too.

Mari said...

I should have gone to bed already... but this butterfly? Fantastic! You have the magic touch with the bling! :)

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