I love playing along with the various Card Challenges that are out in the blog world. A little inspiration goes a long way.
So, today, my starting point was the sketch over at As You See It – AYSI248. The colors were inspired by the selection over at the Color Throw Down – CTD640. The technique was influenced by the challenge over at The Spot – #159. Tic Tac Toe offers eight choices. I chose the vertical center line of the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge – TTTC110 which included a technique, a theme, and a material.
This is result:
I started with a (4¼” x 5½”) piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped the Floral image from the new Color & Contour stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
From my water color stash, I used my Art Masking Fluid and a small paintbrush to cover the stamped image. Masking Fluid is a light liquid rubber compound that dries quickly and can be easily removed when you have completed your project. It will resist both water and color.
Once dry, I added color with my Blending Brush. I started with Blushing Bride ink in the center and worked my way out by adding Flirty Flamingo ink and finishing of the edges with Calypso Coral ink. I flicked water from a toothbrush over the blended background and dabbed it up with paper towel to create the splatter look. It is hard to see, but I also added a bit of splatter with Wink of Stella Glimmer Paint.
The Mask compound was gently rubbed off exposing the true Shimmery White beneath. I added color with Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Pink Pirouette on the Blossoms and Soft Succulent on the Leaves and Stem. Wink of Stella was added to the Blossoms for a little shine. So pretty in person and so hard to see in the photo.
- Check off The Spot and Tic Tac Toe for the Ink Blending.
- Check off Tic Tac Toe for the Floral image.
- Check off Color Throw Down for the Pink, Coral and Green colors.
The focal panel was trimmed down by die-cutting with the (2¼” x 3½”) Stitched Rectangle Die.
For the background panel (3½” x 4¾”), I chose to use Shimmery White cardstock and dry-embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I also flicked a bit of the Wink of Stella on to the panel as well.
The sentiment, Thank You, from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set was stamped on to a small scrap of Pink Pirouette cardstock (still in my scrap bin) with Soft Succulent ink and then die-cut with the (2½” x ½”) Stitched Rectangle Die.
I chose Soft Succulent cardstock for the card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) to tie in the color with the focal image.
I put it all together…wait, the lace! I colored a piece of Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim with the Light Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend and added to the right edge of the focal image panel.
- Check off Tic Tac Toe for the Lace.
- Check off As You See It for the layout.
First time using this new stamp set: Color & Contour. I know it will a lovely addition to my collection. It should be part of yours too! This set will be available for ordering on May 4th. Ask me for a new catalog.
Blending is so beautiful and so easy with the Blending Brushes. You should give it a try!
Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Cheers, Jolanda!
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5 thoughts on “Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You”
WOW! Beautifully done!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week!
So pretty! I love the bit of lace peeking out from the side of the panel! The colours are lovely and I love the water droplets on the blended ink! Thanks for using our sketch at As You See It Challenges!
Oh, Jolanda – you have such a sense of detail. I love that spotted background and that little line of lacy edge and the subtly embossed background just so much to your design. Thank you for joining in with us at As You See It.
You have so much wonderful texture on this design! Love the wee touch of lace and you totally rocked the throwdown colors! Thanks for playing along with us!
This is gorgeous! I love how you blended the background, then water-specked it! Just beautiful all round! Thanks for playing with our Tic Tac Toe grid this week!