Guest Designer – three colours

Hi everyone. I have been invited to guest design for CAS Colours and Sketches for four challenges during August, and here is the first card I have made for the first colour challenge. The challenge was to create a card using the Stampin Up colours Blushing Bride, Cajun Craze, and Tempting Turquoise. My first thought ran to a flower card, but wondered which flowers I could use artistic license on for the three colours mentioned above.

I looked through me collection of stamps, and came across the set from Altenew ‘Under the Cherry Blossom Tree’. I couldn’t find any images of blue cherry blossoms – so did it anyway! I think I am getting more like that when I craft. It doesn’t matter if it imitates nature or not, if it looks good – do it anyway!

I didn’t have the ink pads for the three colours, but I did have my markers. This made stamping a little more challenging, as I had to cover the stamp carefully using the marker at an angle to ensure it was covered, but as the stamps are quite small anyway, it came together nicely.

I stamped the outline of the branch and flowers twice using Cajun Craze, then used Tempting Turquoise for the flowers. One stamped directly onto the layer added to the card base, and one I die-cut using the matching dies. This one I stuck down hanging off the top of the card, and cut down.

The first bird layer was stamped using Blushing Bird, and the second layer with Cajun Craze. When I stamped him, I set him too high, so had to go in and add a branch for him to sit on with my marker….

The sentiment is from the same set stamped in Cajun Craze, with another smaller detail stamped randomly around with Blushing Bride. So I then thought – why are the petals around the sentiment a different colour to the petals on the branches? Well – because they are! Maybe another tree is alongside this one with Blushing Bride petals………..

I hope you play along with us using these colours, and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates. 🙂

06/08/17 – Here is a close-up of the little birdie as requested by a lady who commented:

close up