The Clean & Simple Challenge CAS265 (3/24/14) was "Color Blocking with a twist". The twist was to add a die cut or punch shape to the color blocking.
Color blocking is not something I've done before, so my attempt was rather timid - I opted to go subtle with my color choices and kept to tones of blue. I swiped the back of the stamp with three Memento mini pads - Summer Sky, Teal Zeal and Nautical Blue. They looked kind of dorky together after I applied the ink to the stamp so I gave it a spritz of water and allowed the inks to run together to soften the effect. The background used here is the first generation stamping; I was able to get 2 more images before I ran out of ink. I love making left-overs for some future project!
I opted to use a stamped silhouette image on the color blocked background and have the die cut be off to the side. The tiny rhinestones were added to give a bit of sparkle to an otherwise somber card.
It was so nice of you to stop by and look at my Birds in the Thicket card. Thank you!
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 GMT Views: 5557
Registered: May 9, 2007 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 8042
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in love with it!!!!!!!
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Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 5:55 AM
Wowsers! Is this ever beautiful! I would not have said sombre at all; peaceful and serene maybe but not sombre. The little gems are like dew drops on the twigs. I really love your layout. This goes in my favourites for sure. TFS