Saturday 1 November 2014

Colour Me Creative

Decided that today was the day I would join in at the Colour Me... blog, which this week offered a choice of colour palettes to play with.

I chose to Option 1: Basic Gray, Garden Green, Blackberry Bliss and white.

Last week, at Just Add Ink, the challenge introduced me to a technique I'd never used before - clear block stamping. The idea of using the actual block as a stamp had simply never occurred to me before and it set off a flurry of experimentation, which I'm still engaged in and used in this challenge too.

The card base is Blackberry Bliss because such a strong, vibrant colour frames the whole decorative front and ties all the elements well. The central Garden Green panel is the result of my further experiments with stamping using the clear block. As I don't own a Garden Green stamp pad, I used my GG marker pen to scribble over the acrylic block, then misted it very gently with water, then stamped it. I left some parts unmisted to get a variation in colour and texture.

The bouquet corner has quite a sense of depth because of the various layers, from the Petite Petals directly stamped onto the Garden Green through to the large flower in the corner in where the layers are separated by dimensionals, making it into a double-decker.

I let some of the stamping on the green panel flow out into the white mat panel to subtly suggest the idea of exuberance and vitality - these flowers cannot be contained within the frame. This is also the idea behind the Gorgeous Grunge splatter in Basic Gray, exploding outwards from the flowers. I did try making my own mist with Basic Gray reinker but really, it didn't do half the job the Gorgeous Grunge stamp did!

Thanks for such a fun challenge.

Card: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Garden Green.
Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge, A Dozen Thoughts, Acrylic block
Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Basic Gray
Other: Garden Green marker, Leaf Sizzlit, Flower Shop punch, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty punch, dimensionals, Pearls, Neutrals candy dots (Basic Gray).

1 comment:

  1. Bold and BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you playing along again soon :)