“Complementary colors make a strange pair. They are opposite, yet they require each other. They incite each other to maximum vividness when together; and annihilate each other when mixed.” — Johannes Itten
For those of you that remember highschool art class, complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel – used together, they create excitement and make each other more vivid, but if you mix them together they turn to gluggy grey gloop.
Here’s a card I made today for a new friend’s birthday – what do you think? Pumpkin Pie and Not Quite Navy are about the same intensity of colour, so they really set each other off well. I’ve used my Versamark ink pad and the spots stamp from Big Bold Birthday to give our Pumpkin Pie butterfly some personality. If you like doing tone on tone stamping, I’d really recommend investing in a Versamark Ink Pad – I use mine all the time, and probably will for quite a while until I purchase all the ink colours!
CS: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie
DSP: Urban Garden
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Big Bold Birthday, Whimsical Words (SAB)
Accessories: Linen Thread, Designer Buttons – Button Latte, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Butterfly Punch
Remember, both the Sale-a-bration and Summer Mini catalogue end on 31st March, so if you like either the ‘Follow your Heart’ stamp from Whimsical Words, or that lovely butterfly punch, you need to order it through me before the end of March. If you like them, please don’t miss out – I’m only an email or a phone call away!
Thanks for taking a peek today.