Colour challenge

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Hi there, everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying some intermittent sunshine. It’s quite cool here is Derbyshire, UK, but at least it’s stopped raining!

I have been crafting again – already! As you can see, I have gone more simple this time round……the card inspiration from the Color Throwdown challenge site with the theme of using the four colours listed – lime green, turquoise, yellow, white.

I did think of doing flowers initially, after seeing Amy Rysavy YouTube video on her take of the theme, but then I say another challenge from Simply Less is More with the theme of geometric – so I brought out my Neat and Tangled ‘Origami map’ and had a play.

Now, I have read the rules – several times – and for clean and simple cards it does say ‘lots of white/blank space’…….so I hope the blue background fits in as blank space…… I haven’t embossed it, I have left it pure and clean – well, apart from inking around the edge a little for more depth around the countries.

I started with a 6 inch square white card base, and put a slightly smaller blue layer on top, but cut out the origami map first, as I wanted the actual stamp to be paper pieced into the aperture. I didn’t want too many layers – yesterday’s card more than covered the layers side of me for a few days.

I then inked around the internal edges to make them darker – blinking difficult when there are small projections sticking out. I then used double-sided tape to stick this to the card base.

I stamped the world in Versafine black onyx, and let it dry, (not embossed that either!) then coloured with my Zigs. One colour – no water, no shading – just coloured. I love the fine tip on these pens, so you can into every nook and cranny. Once coloured, I cut it out with the matching die, and stuck it into the ready-made aperture.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, and supposed to be an edger die, but I like how long the sentiment is, and covers the whole of the base of the blue card.

As a tip, I cut the sentiment out from a piece of card which had some double-sided sticky sheet on the back of it, to make it easier to stick down. If I forget to do this, then I use my Xyron machine – but I remembered this time.

These are the challenges I will entering this card into:

Color Throwdownturquoise, lime green, yellow, white

Simply Less is MoreGeometric

Artistic Inspirations – anything goes option of clean and simple

Crafting from the Heartanything goes

 

 

 

18 thoughts on “Colour challenge

  1. Fabulous card! That stamp is amazing – it really does look like a piece of origami so that is a great name for it. Beautifully soft colours and a cool CAS layout too. Really love that die cut sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

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  2. Fun card… I’ve had that raga I map for forever and haven’t used it….you are inspiring me to get it out!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

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