Colours and Sketch 238

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Hi there. I’m posting this a little later than planned, as I had forgotten all about it. I only made it yesterday – how weird is that? I knew I wanted to use the sketch and colours from the double challenge above, and made the card, then wondered what sentiment to put on it – then completely forgot to finish it!

I got home from work, checked my emails, made us some tea, opened my challenge spreadsheet – to find this challenge highlighted in the yellow of ‘got to post it soon’. So, I photographed it – in between a little panic – and here we go.

I didn’t have all the correct colours, so I used Broken China distress ink, with Certainly Celery, and Powder Pink from Stampin Up. I used the new stamps from Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval for the flowers, and even used the large die to cut the scalloped background.

The pink diagonal rows are from Altenew ‘Pattern Play ‘Hexagon’, which I stamped using my Misti as these are quite solid images.

CAS Colours and Sketchessketch and colours

 

 

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