My problem is I'm not sure what "usual" or "normal" is. I'm pretty sure I don't fit well in any category as I am prone to switch out often, trying new colors, styles, etc.
I'm not a "frilly" person in real life (hate ruffles and pink and jewelry and the like) and have only done a few frilly cards for challenges (maybe two for Frilly & Funkie and two more for other challenges might truly be called "Frilly", with flowers, laces, bling, ribbons and such. As for 'Funky", I'm not even sure what that is - the dictionary called it: " 1. different but cool/nice 2. a bad smell". I'm pretty sure the team doesn't mean smelly (although some of my cards have been known to "stink" in an alternative sense of the word!) so I guess I COULD fall into the different but nice area, although I rarely am "vintage... After mulling this over for three days, I settled on my style opposite to be "Frilly".
Now, for color not normally used. Again, I tend to go in spurts, having favorite color schemes that I repeat ( blues and greens; purple,green and yellow; reds and oranges; etc) but I don't "stick" with any particular scheme for any real length of time. I usually let the image I am using and my mood at the time of stamping to set the color (and this often is a result of a suggested palette from a challenge). I try to stick with either monochromatic or analogous schemes, although I have been known to use complementary schemes now and again.What I do find is that I tend towards saturated colors --- pastels usually don't work for me (although, again, there have been exceptions). So, I decided on a complementary scheme of pastels,which was dictated by a recent purchase of Prima flowers (several of which were glittery and more had rhinestone centers, for added bling)!
My basic color pairing is pale pink with an accent of pale mint green. I searched out scraps that might work (I selected a bubble-gum pin, a pink plaid and a pale pink mottled and shiny card with darker, almost maroon swirls, as well as some mint green card scraps) and cut them up and layered them on a square top-fold (aa shape and format somewhat unusual for me) palest pink (almost white, from the Bazzill mono reds packet) card. I played with angles and multiple layers to get my final base.
I cut a sentiment three times from the green card (which I had run through my Xyron 500) using the thinlits die "holidays". I chose the word "joyful" but cut off the 'fun" part and layered the three dies to add some thickness to the sentiment.
Finally, I placed flowers on the card front using Multi Medium matte and EK Tools 3D foam dots.
- Papers: Bassill Mono "reds", Stamping Up! mint green scraps; miscellaneous pink scrap papers and card stock
- Dies: thinlints "holidays" (660979)
- Embellishments: Prima "Salvage District" collections (586454, 588 409 and 586485)
- Adhesives: Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape", EK Tools 3D Foam Dots; Multi Medium Matte
- Specialized tools "Xyron 500 Create a Sticker machine; Big Shot