Yes, Pantone Inc., the New Jersey-based authority on color for design professionals, named turquoise the color the year today. Pantone says: "Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing." Wow. well, we gotta celebrate that!
Okay, I have to tell you I'm not too sure about this card. My daughter says its "great." She's got a design degree so I take a lot of stock in that. My husband says, "It's not your best." So, I'll let you all be the judge.
I made this for this week's Our Creative Corner Color (OCCC) where Joycelyn challenged us to use Blue and Green hues. I also turned to this week's Card Positioning System sketch challenge (CPS150) for my layout. (Yes, it's a loose interpretation.) Using challenges like these really helps me stretch myself – you know, all part of my moto of "Vigor and Vim in 2010."
In addition to celebrating the color turquoise, this card also pays homage to the Russian Nesting Dolls (aka Matroyshka or Babushka doll). I love that Babushka is the Russian word for grandmother. What a great thing to celebrate. Grammies rock the world!
Here's the recipe for my OCCC/CPS150/Babushka/Turquoise card (yes, I really get a lot of bang out of my cards).
- Embellishments: Stampin' up! (SU) Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, SU Fleurettes II Accents & Elements
- Fibers: SU Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain (retired)
- Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers E0000, E00, E02, R0000, R81, R85, G20, YG63, BG 49, BG45, and BG10.
Paper: SU cardstock: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Pink Pirouette (retired). SU Designer Series Paper Holiday Treasures. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White.
Stamp:SU My Matroyshka
- Tools: SU Scallop Trim Edge Punch, Nestabilities Label II Die.