The very talented Joanne James is hosting this week’s challenge over at The Paper Players. Since I didn’t get to play in Joanne’s last challenge, I couldn’t pass on this one. This week’s colour challenge [that’s right, I said colour because that’s how Joanne spells it in Britain (and I respect her right to spell it wrong)] features three 2013-2015 In Colours -Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding.
Here’s my card:
And here’s the challenge banner that inspired my project:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Colour Blocking. I wasn’t initially sure how I’d use these three colours together. I started by bashfully colouring in the stripes on the bear’s shirt and his balloon, not sure how I’d incorporate all three colours. Once I got over my shyness, I boldly colour blocked the rest of the card with the three colours, using large panels of bold colours to fill the space.
- Inking Up. The only “ink” I used on this card is VersaMark and Stampin’ Write Markers. I stamped the bear, balloon and sentiment with Versamark. I sprinkled each with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat them with my Heat Tool. That made it super-easy to colour-in with my markers. The Memento pad doesn’t work well with the Stampin’ Write Markers, and the StazOn doesn’t work well with photopolymers. As such, heat embossing worked really well here.
- Cuteness Overload. These Cheerful Critters just might be the most adorable things on Earth. There’s just something about this bear that screams, “Celebrate!” Even though he’s holding a sign in the original image, it was super-easy to snip around the sign to add a balloon. In a brutal act, I chopped off his other arm when I placed him in the corner of the picture.
Stamp Sets: Cheerful Critters, From the Herd, Bravo Papers: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: VersaMark Accessories: Basic Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Paper Players to play along with this week’s challenge.
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