Thursday, March 25, 2021

Colour Challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments

This colour challenge popped into my inbox and I knew it was one I had to try! It seemed like the perfect timing with spring and Easter around the corner.  I surprised myself when I didn't create an Easter card, lol!  But I do think my card has the feeling of spring.


I combined an old sketch from a different challenge with this colour challenge which actually led to some pretty quick creating for me.  In addition, I gave myself a 30 minute time limit to create this design live (video posted below) on my Facebook Page. I also decided ahead of time that I would work with the host set from Stampin' Up!'s January - June mini catty, Suite Sampler.

With the given colour combo, I immediately thought to use the Hydrangea Hill DSP and the coordinating hydrangea image. This would take care of two of the 3 colours.  To incorporate the So Saffron, I pulled out my subtles DSP pack (with the new patterns available early during Saleabration). I had considered a Basic White card base but I found it to be too much of a contrast from the Saffron so stuck with a tone on tone design instead.

Okay... the stamping! 

On the largest stitched circle die cut, I stamped the image using smoky slate. Whenever I want something softer than black, I look to smoky slate or crumb cake. To get multiple blooms, I inked up only the top part of the image and stamped it repeatedly.  I then use my Blending Brushes with Highland Heather for the blooms and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. As an afterthought, I ended up sponging any white space with So Saffron which I think adds to the cohesiveness of the card.



The dragonfly image was stamped in Basic Gray on Basic White cardstock. I then sponged with Highland Heather before adding the other colours using my Stampin' Write markers.  I then liberally applied Wink of Stella to the wings before fussy cutting the image out.

After considering leaving it free of a sentiment, I didn't like where I had a dark spot of ink on my image so I used Itty Bitty Greetings and my Classic Label punch for a bit of cover up.  I really like this addition of Smoky Slate to the image.




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The Fine Details:

Cardstock: So Saffron, Basic White

DSP: Hydrangea Hill, Subtles

Stamps: Suite Sampler, Itty Bitty Greetings

Embellishments: Pastel Pearls

Inks: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather

Dies/Punches: Stitched Shapes, Classic Label

Other: Stampin' Write markers, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blending Brushes, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Seal







4 comments:

  1. Wow! So creative to have created this lovely spring card design in 30 minutes. There are so many wonderful details and textures. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  2. I love how our colours look on your card - the tone on tone really works well - thanks for sharing with us at HSS this week.

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