Thursday, 21 May 2015

Project 221: A Color challenge at MAWTT


Hello everyone and happy Thursday!

We have a color challenge over at Moving Along with the Times this week hosted by the amazing Claire - aren't they such a great springy/summery mix? I love yellow, grey and teal together so I was keen to get involved.



I was inspired by the Retro Rubber challenge to use May Flowers and, when I saw this sketch from Retro Sketches a plan fell perfectly into place:


I decided to feature a flower stamp from Little Claire. I have had these at least a year - I think maybe longer - and stamped it onto four different papers, cutting them out as I went. I was inspired by Claire's intricate paper piecing but just didn't have the patience for that complex an image! All of the papers are from Studio Callico papers - three different sets - they really make a great collectionI think.

I tried a few different punches (2) and cutting the blue spotted paper into a wave by hand and none of it worked. Just couldn't get the effect I wanted. So I cut off the edge, hand drew some stitching and added some spotted grey ribbon. So much happier! Sometimes you have to try things a few times before you get it right.

Finlly I stamped the tag with a Thinking of You greeting, coloring in the letters with cool grey ProMarkers and layered it under the flowers.

It's a fairly different kind of sketch for me but I'm super pleased with the resutl.

Can't wait to see what you all do with our color challenge!

10 comments:

  1. LOVE it - I get it! Great colour combo, those flowers are AMAZING...I love the stitching too and that cheeky candi top left :) Trial and error is best sometimes! Cx

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  2. Ohhhh Love this card its so pretty and the colours you went for are just perfect, Love Hazelxx

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  3. Ooh this is gorgeous Jessie… I love the pretty papers and those beautiful flowers! Claire sure picked some scrummy colours to work with this week! :-))
    Hope you have a nice evening!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  4. Great combination of challenges to make a very pretty card. It is fun to read your creative process . . . as many blogger leave out the part of what they tried and didn't work. Thank you for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!

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  5. Lovely muted colors and a great design. You combined the challenges so well. Thanks for sharing your card with Retro Rubber this week!

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  6. Love the flowers! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  7. So, so pretty! Love your flowers and the colors are wonderful! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber this week.

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  8. Gorgeous card! Love the flowers :-)
    Hugs, Lena

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  9. Excellent job with all the challenges!! This card is super cute and the colors are delightful!! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

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  10. Beautiful card Jessie - the flowers are fabulous.
    Debs xx

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