Thursday, 31 May 2012

A couple of rejects


I made a couple of birthday cards for the most recent Paper Crafts call for submissions. They weren't selected for publication. I also submitted some Christmas cards, but I'll save those rejects for later. :-)

These two cards I made using one of the sketches. I made them pretty much the same, but in different colours. I always struggle choosing colours "appropriate to the season" because in Australia, Christmas is in the middle of summer. And here in Brisbane our Winter isn't that cold, so I think I have creative block when trying to figure out colours for a Winter Christmas season, LOL!

Here they are. I really like them, so I guess rejection isn't so hard in this case. If they'd been picked, I wouldn't be able to use them. ;-)

The first one went with "red and green" for Christmas colours.
 The second one, I used "blue and purple" for cold winter colours.
Colours used are Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso; Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum. Stamps are PTI Rosie Posie and Think Big Favorites #12.

So, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts on these ones.



Unknown said...

These are so pretty!

Gayatri said...

Very pretty cards, Michelle! Love both the colour combinations. Never give up! Keep submitting. Your work is gorgeous :) Its is not too far.

Anne-Elise said...

I think they look beautiful! Love the colors you used! The pearls are also so cute! Great work!

Suzanne Russell said...

So pretty! Anything made with Rosie Posie gets my vote! I love the way you incorporated the hexagons with the florals-not the standard border design. My favorite is the red and green-just a color preference. Thanks for sharing! I have never mustered the courage to submit for publication. I would love to talk to you about how that works. May I e-mail you about that?

soakes69 said...

very pretty indeed!

Rockwell Designs said...

Really pretty cards Michelle! Love the hexagon pattern!!!

Michellem said...

You have been making the most beautiful things with the Rosie Posie set - LOVE the combo with the hexagon too - cool to mix florals and geometrics together.

Jen W. said...

I think they're both lovely and I love when you use Rosie Posie! I don't think I've inked my set up at all yet.

I know what you mean about the publishing calls - even when you're in the same hemisphere as the magazine it's hard to get in the right mind set for a holiday that's 6 months in the future!! :)