Friday, July 19, 2013

JAI 174 - Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink we have a colour challenge, using a few of the new 2013 - 2015 In Colours.  Check it out

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with colour combo and then I saw this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! and it reminded me of a couple of dies that I had purchased and not used yet.  Here's what I made

I must admit, I got a bit ahead of myself making this card.  I was trying to follow the sketch but after several tries of different backgrounds, none of which were working, I was nearly ready to admit defeat and give up.  As a last ditch effort, I decided to spray a scrap of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock with some Very Vanilla mist that I had made up previously.  It was just what I was looking for.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Essentials set, a set I must really love because I keep trying to order it, even though I already have it.  It has been embossed, but I tried so many different combinations that I can't remember exactly what this is.  I think it was stamped in Versamark and embossed with the Vanilla scented powder.  It's actually my 'test' piece, so I could see what it would look like before I stamped it directly on the cardstock, but I really liked it, so I left it as it was.

The bird was diecut from Coastal Cabana cardstock and then shaded with a bit of Costal Cabana ink to try and add a bit of depth to it.  I've also added a teeny tiny pearl for its eye, in keeping with the use of Very Vanilla.  I really like how it has turned out, considering I was ready to bin it.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with - plenty of beautiful samples for you to be inspired by.

Thanks for visiting.

Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up unless noted otherwise
Stamps:  Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Versamark, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Big Shot, Very Vanilla reinker, Pearl, Sponge Dauber, Heat Tool, Vanilla Scented Embossing Powder, Mini Mister (Ranger), Woodland Branch die and Meadow Bird die (Memory Box), Quickie Glue Pen.


KimB said...

This is quite stunning Jo - love the subtle branch details and the amazing pop of the blue. xxx

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

STUNNING! Love this card to bits :)