Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bookmarks XIV: Clean and Simple Birthday

Orange is more complicated than I thought.

Click here to skip the rambling and go directly to the project and challenge listing.

This week's challenge at the Annabelle Blog was Say It In... Lime, Mango, and Orange:

And I had a lot of colors like those, but none that made a very good set of nice bright colors like in the prompt. I tried a lot of them:

"Citrine" is obviously the best choice for Lime. I could find only one acceptable yellow orange for Mango, the "banana custard" from the Color Box Swell queue. As it's more a "soft yellow" than "yellow-orange", the the bright oranges didn't look very good at all with it. So even though "mango tango" would have matched better, I went with the softer "sweet melon" for my Orange. Also from the Swell queue.

I have used that queue in the last billion three or so projects. It's been really useful but I think I need to get away from it for a project or two. There are only so many pastel rainbows a girl can stand, you know?

Anyway... there are a couple of birthday challenges going around, so I incorporated those. And after the seventy-five different tries at "the right green" I went through for the last set of bookmarks, I wasn't in the mood for fuss, so CAS-ual Friday's challenge sounded great: clean, simple, use embossing. I mean, hey, I've got this sparkly new embossing powder that I decided not to use on the last project, and I was a little sad about that... and birthdays need sparkle, right?

It's definitely simple, and pretty clean, although I guess color gradation and sparkles are little fancy. I like it, though. (And I really like the time it took to make!)

I'm entering this bookmark in the following challenges:



  1. Terrific bookmark and great color combo! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Birthday Bash.

  2. Elegant! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  3. This is fabulous CAS card!!Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

  4. This is a gorgeous CAS bookmark! Love that you graduated the colours and embossed!
    TFS with us this week :)

  5. Fun bookmark, I think you nailed the colour challenge :)

  6. Your bookmark is wonderful!! I have a daughter who LOVES sparkles on her birthday isn't a birthday card without them!! Thanks for sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

  7. How pretty this is and a lovely gift idea! Thanks for sharing with AnnaBelle Stamps.

  8. What a Awesome bookmark! LOVE the way you used these colours and all the white space!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take care,
    Kylie X

  9. Sooo cute! And you're right - birthdays most definitely need sparkle!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!