Friday, June 20, 2008

Colour Challenge with a Twist

A few days ago Julia Stainton posted a challenge to create something using colours taken from patterned paper. I do do this from time to time, but as I was thinking over what paper I could pick colours from, a combination Julia posted jumped out at me. The colours I chose to use are Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow and Creamy Caramel. I started with an A6 piece of Confetti White card stock and stamped images from the Scribble This set all over it using StazOn Jet Black. I then coloured it in using an aquapainter to pick up ink from the inkpad lids. I made my background Sage Shadow first, then coloured the areas that I wanted Rose, moving on the Ruby and finishing with Caramel. I decided that I liked how the whole piece turned out, so I cut it in half to make two cards (bonus!). The Pretties Kit flowers were coloured using markers, and the scallop edge done with the Slit punch. I stamped the sentiment (from Occasional Greetings) using StazOn Jet Black, then decorated the scallops by adding my own scribbles with the fine end of a Basic Black marker and adding a hint of colour with the Creamy Caramel marker. I love how this came together, and love even more that it made me use colours I wouldn't normally put together (Ruby and Rose???).

5 comments:

Julia Stainton said...

Love this! What a great combo together! Very pretty layout too!

Sharon said...

You're right - I certainly wouldn't have thought to use those colours together but your card is very beautiful! And you've used one of my favourite stamp sets so how could I not love it.

JenMarie said...

Sooo pretty, love the scallops!!

Night Owl Designs said...

Wow, I *love, love, love* this card Lavs!

kim evans said...

This is so sweet! I love the embellishments you've added. Good job!!!