I participated in the color throw down challenge this week. It happened to be their big 5-0-0. Wow! That's a lot of challenges. I loved the colors and tried to make a card that highlighted them.
The challenge can be found here.
I used Honey Bees Spring Blossoms stamps and dies for the flowers. Gina K for the sentiment stamp. The blossoms were stamped with Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and embossed with Nuvo glitter gold embossing powder.
The flowers were watercolored using Tim Holtz distress ink (Spun Sugar and Blueprint Sketch) and to match the sentiment color I used TH Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch. I added a little Spun Sugar to the background as well, to add some interest.
I cut the frames from a set of stitched rectangle dies in my stash and popped it up on foam tape. I layered the blooms inside and added the one to the frame.
I used Sketches in Thyme sketch #335 as my inspiration for this layout. We opened our Bistro last year. Love From Lizi's August 2018 card kit was the perfect shine to add to this happy layout!
The Let's Celebrate is a stamp from the kit - I used LFL fine gold powder to emboss it. The remaining papers are from my stash. Simon Says Stamps stitched dies provided most of the embellishments.
With Nuvo drops added in.
Here's the inspiration sketch:
I really do enjoy these color challenges. I have a lot of coloring media and this gets me to focus on that rather than the kit or the stamp (even though the stamp takes center stage on this card!)
I started with the colors. I used my new Gina K minis with Ink blenders on Bristol smooth card stock. So far I am happy with the purchase of these inks. I blended and let the colors rule. I added a Prima stamp from their Bloom Collection - it's pretty old and pulled from my stash, using Simon's Intense Black Ink. I used one of the dies from the Tonic Kit - pulling the ends in to give the sentiment more interest. Again I used the Ton for the sentiment - I am addicted to that stamp! Added some Nuvo drops and I am done.
Please go to Color Throw Down to play along with the challenge. This card is definitely a departure from my normal style but I love it. It really stretches you!