Tuesday, 24 May 2016

PPA301 – A Color Challenge from Rae Harper

#PPA301 'Thank You'


A Color Challenge from Rae Harper 


I thoroughly adore colour challenges & this one is just gorgeous! The challenges always make me think outside my comfort zone....because when it comes to some colour combos I tend to get a little shy!

Well today's card was a last minute decision and was made after dinner tonight 23/5! 
I only just scraped in before the cut off time lol

Here is my card.

'THANK You' 


#watercolorwash #kocreationscards #helpingmegrow  #layeringsquaresframelits

I have been wanting to use the back ground stamp Watercolor Wash for quite some time and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase it!



#watercolorwash #kocreationscards #helpingmegrow #layeringsquaresframelits

I coloured the stamp by using both Pool Party & Bermuda Bay on the stamp....overlapping the colours a little in the center of the stamp. I dabbed the stamp with a wet wipe in places before stamping very lightly onto a scrap piece of paper. I then stamped completely onto my Whisper White card stock & trimmed to required size.

#watercolorwash #kocreationscards #helpingmegrow #layeringsquaresframelits

When I coloured my flower I scribbled my Crushed Curry Stampin' Write marker on a large stamping block & used the Aqua Painter to pick up the colour. This enabled me to layer the colour how I wanted. I added Gold Wink of Stella to the flower centers. 
I fussy cut (rather roughly) around the flowers...as I wanted the effect of being die cut. Stamped the sentiment 'THANKS' onto Crushed Curry and used the rose garden thinlits for the sentiment shape. I stamped the small 'you' onto the bottom of the background.
After layering my Bermuda Bay & Crushed Curry cardstock under the Waterwash background I thought it looked a bit plain. So I grabbed some scrap crushed curry and my Layering Squares Framelits - available in the new catty June 1st - I cut one square and trimmed the edges down and placed them at the bottom of the centerpiece. To add a little more interest I added 3 Pool Party candy dots under the sentiment 'you'.


#watercolorwash #kocreationscards #helpingmegrow #layeringsquaresframelits

I stamped the same flowers slightly off the page on the inside of the card and colored the petals the same as the front.
To finish my card I tied Bermuda Bay thick bakers twine around the front of the card, but in a way so that you can see the colour on the inside too.


Thank you for stopping by my Blog, I do hope you enjoyed my card tonight and hopefully found some inspiration too 

xox

Here is a list of most of the items I used to make tonight's card. You can find the Layering Squares Framelits (item #141708) will become available on the 1st of July 2016


28 comments:

  1. The color palette is striking and you really brought it to life. Your watercoloring is beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Pals this week.

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    1. Thank you Michelle :) I appreciate your feedback and your lovely compliment.

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  2. Love this Kim :) so fresh and the addition of the flowers inside finishes it off perfectly x

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    1. Thank you so very much Nicole. I am very happy you like my creative efforts :)

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  3. Wow, Kim! These flowers really pop against this watercolored backdrop. Such a great use of these colors! Thanks for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

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    1. Oh thank you Brian, such kind words from one of my card making idols thank you x

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  4. Absolutely Beautiful Kim. LOVE your card and your fabulous techniques used - it's a winner! I don't have both these stamp sets yet and now I want them even more after seeing your outstanding creation. :)

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    1. Thank you Juan, such a beautiful compliment from an amazing artist xx

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  5. Kim... I love everything about your sunny creation, right down to the inside corner. Fantastic! Thank you for playing with the color team at Pals Paper Arts this week!

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    1. Thank you so very much :) I enjoy playing when ever I can with your challenges.

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  6. Lovely card! Your watercoloring is awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle & I appreciate your compliment with my water coloring....it is still a work in progress & am still learning more every day :)

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  7. Kim I am loving the colour palette and you have really made a card that jumps out at you. Love the small stamping of the flowers on the inside too

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    1. Teena I thank you for you stopping by & sharing your thoughts on my card. I enjoy seeing every ones reaction to what I create x

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  8. Great take on the sketch Kim and lovely use of the colour combination.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I love this colour combo :) & sketches are awesome, takes some of the design thinking away so less to stress about :)

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  9. Love this! The colours really pop & the design is brilliant xx

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    1. Thank you Jessie, I also love how the flowers jump right out at you :)

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  10. Lovely card Kim. I like how the flowers stand out.

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    1. Thank you Kirsten they do jump out against the Bermuda Bay & Mint Macaron :)

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    1. Thanks Petra, they are striking aren't they :)

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  12. Love your fussy cutting, really makes the flowers POP, stunning card Kim

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    1. Thanks heaps Sue. I enjoy fussy cutting, I find it relaxing :)

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