We are happy to present our brand new Picnic collection, shipping tomorrow! (Oh, the agony of the first of the month falling on a weekend.)
A Note from Tricia
Happy anniversary to us! We are overjoyed to launch our 16th year of creating and shipping monthly kits. Let's see . . . that adds up to 181 collections, themes, color palettes, shipping days, etc. I am indebted to my incredible team of staff and contributors and to our enthusiastic, loyal members who have made it all possible. We are looking forward to serving up original collections for another fifteen years!
In honor of this milestone, we have a talented team working on some major updates to our website, chat forum, gallery and member involvement areas, as well as a fresh look/logo. A project of this magnitude will take a few more months to complete, but we know it will be worth the effort. Please take a moment to ensure that you have copies of any artwork posted in the galleria that you would like to keep.
Our theme for July's collection was born after the color palette was chosen. Our very own Brenda Nejedlo begged until she was blue in the face to get her Oopsie Daisy theme. (Our whole design team was pretty excited about it, but we didn't let on.) The shades consist of mellow neutrals and the cheerful artwork is going to make you smile. I wonder if we can get Brenda to make some cards.
Kit and Color Details
This month's font is BigelowRules-Regular. The intricate, whimsical detail of the theme pairs well with the bold, simplistic images in the kit.
Our design team used the following RGB numbers to create the collection. If you like making digital projects, here are your color profiles:
If you want to stamp some art out, try these coordinating ink colors . . .
Leaf, Moss, Fuchsia, Lagoon, Carnation, India Black
Fluid Chalk - Olive Pastel, Lime Pastel, Blue Lagoon
Classic Pigment - Magenta, Baby Blue, Moss Green, Cyan Blue
Adirondack - Pesto, Lettuce
Memento - Pear Tart, Summer Sky, Angel Pink, Rose Bud
VersaMagic - Spanish Olive, Tea Leaves, Pixie Dust
VersaColor - Pale Blue, Petal Pink, Cyan, Bamboo, Magenta
Chalk - Hazy Magenta
Memories Pigment - Alligator, Cotton Candy, Pomegranate, Celestial Sapphire
Memories Dye - Blush, Crimson, Soft Baby Blue, Chartreuse, Olive
Palette - Reflection Blue, Toile Pink
Stay tuned tomorrow for highlights of this month's cards and layouts!