Monday 23 March 2015

Colour Me ... Subtle 63

I've had a card in my head for this challenge and have been trying to make it since Sunday afternoon. I thought I'd missed it.... but no ... turns out I had about twelve hours to spare.

I was aiming for a semi-weathered look. I had a bit of fun trying to get the background how I wanted it - which was NOT crisp, clean and all-over coverage. In the end, a baby-wipe to blur the edges a bit, then putting the stamp ink-side up and patting the card with my fingers got me what I wanted.

To further the weathered look, I've inked the edges of the white panel with Sahara Sand and a sponge, The So Saffron flower has been lightly inked in the same colour and the Sahara Sand leaves, quite heavily sponged. And how I love that linen twine - about to order my third packet. Pretty sure it's Sahara Sand coloured!

Update: Delighted to have this card chosen as a Colour Connoisseur at Colour Me

Card: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Stamps: Hardwood background stamp, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, So Saffron
Other: Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, brad base, Marina Mist candy dot, linen twine, So Saffron button, square framelits, dimensionals, sponge


  1. What a wonderful card, Jan! I'm loving the way you partially stamped the Hardwood and the sentiment is terrific! The flower adds such pleasant dimension! I'm so glad you joined us at Colour Me this week!

  2. Really pretty! I'm so glad you were able to submit in time to share with at at the challenge! Oh my, this one sure puts me into the springtime mood :)

  3. Wow, this is a gret card, Jan! Your flower just jumps off the page, and looks great against the wood grain background. So glad you shared with us this week at Colour Me!

  4. what a fun design, I love the frame!

  5. PS- thanks for joining us at Colour Me!