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!


  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

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

  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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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