The Color Throwdown challenge colors for week # 11 are: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Baja Breeze. At first I thought, what can I do with these, LOL!? Then I started going through my stamps and found an Inkadinkado hydrangea stamp that would be perfect!
I started by stamping the image in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White card stock. I was going to leave it like that but then I decided to put a wash of color on it. *IF* I'd thought ahead, I'd have used watercolor paper and waterproof ink, but as it turned out, it's OK. I used my reinkers, water, and a brush for the color wash--Old Olive for the leaves and Baja Breeze for the flower head and I added a little bling with a Sakura glitter pen. Then I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip and mounted it on Chocolate Chip card stock and is up on pieces of foam tape. The card base is Baja Breeze and the Old Olive element is layered on Chocolate Chip, to tie it all together. A brown ribbon was tied around this element and brown brads balance the layout at the top. The sentiment is from the Essence of Love set.
I'm liking this card and the colors, now that I figured out a way to make them work. I'm also liking this hydrangea stamp and can see using it in different colors in the future.
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008 GMT Views: 314