I didn’t think I was going to get time for this week’s colour challenge at Colour Inkspirations. Then yesterday I had a little amount of creating time. I should have been getting some samples ready for my launch or get class cards done but ….
These colours have eluded me this week and I really couldn’t get anything together.
The colours were Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim and Pool Party. Well, I sat down and created and for some reason in my head it was Bermuda Bay instead of the Dapper Denim. I just posted it to the challenge page and and have just realised that I have used the wrong colours!! So I guess this is not going to cut it for the challenge.
But I will show you the card because you might like it even in those colours right??? 🙂
I wasn’t sure where this card was going at the beginning but I thought that the Best Birds set might be good with these colours. I thought about stamping the birds and watercolouring them but then decided to do a background. I have wanted to try this technique for a while so this might work well. I will tell you about that below.
The background is created by inking the block, spritzing it with water lightly and then stamping. I don’t know what this technique is called. Direct to block stamping with a mist. LOL! Here is exactly how.
First press the lighter colour inkpad over your block. Take the next colour ink and press it over parts of the block. You might like to take a sponge and dab the ink in places in the centre of the block where the inkpad won’t reach.
Then with your next colour, sponge the colour in different parts over the block by dabbing the sponge in the inkpad and patting on the block.
This is roughly what it will look like after you have inked the block.
Then using a spritzer or small water spray bottle lightly mist over the block with water. Place the inked block upside down on to your card. I used the Shimmery white or you could use watercolour paper. Allow the card to dry. You will find that each time you do this the results will be different so have fun and play with it.
TO FINISH THE CARD
Mat the piece on to black card. Then adhere the piece to the Bermuda Bay card base which I stamped the “hashed” background on to it with Bermuda Bay ink.
Die cut 2 birds from Birds and Blooms Thinlits in black cardstock. For the stem I first cut the branch from this Thinlits set but I thought it was too thick. This stem is from the Stylish Stems Framelits.
Stamp the sentiment in versamark on to a piece of black cardstock, tip over the White embossing powder and heat to set it. Then cut the piece with the small oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Twirl some Silver Thread behind the piece and then raise it off the card with Dimensionals.
Lastly, stamp a flower from the Birds and Blooms set and colour it with Bermuda Bay ink.
So while it is not right for this colour challenge I liked the end result – and I got to play with the Birds and Blooms set which I hadn’t for so long. So all is not lost. 🙂
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