GDP021 Colour Challenge – Flower Fair

GDP021 Colour Challenge – Flower Fair


It’s challenge time again … GDP021 over at Global Design Project. This week it is a Colour Challenge from Brian King … and this is certainly a challenging colour scheme.  GDP021 Colour Challenge

Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo are bright colours, Wisteria Wonder is almost a neutral … a lovely soft purple/gray shade. The GDP designers have come up with a multitude of wonderful ways to combine these colours for GDP021, but I had no idea where to start.

I had created a card tutorial for my newsletter subscribers this month in summery colours, and ended up re-creating that card in the challenge colour scheme, but I debated quite a bit about which colour to use for which element.

GDP021 Flower Fair Frame

The Wisteria Wonder ink used for the splatters and splodges from Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (Clear Mount or Wood Mount) is creating a lovely neutral background for the two brighter colours. I stamped off the smaller splatters to create an even lighter effect.

GDP021 Flower Fair Frame

The Bermuda Bay frame is created with White Vellum on Whisper White card to give it some rigidity, embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and then sponged with Bermuda Bay ink. The little dots pick up the ink wonderfully. As vellum is non porous, it needs to be left for a while to dry … so I created the frame first and then worked on the other elements while it dried.

GDP021 Close Up Flowers

The flowers are die cut with the Flower Fair Framelits. The larger five petal flowers are cut from Melon Mambo card and sponged around the edges with Melon Mambo ink.  The smaller five petal flowers are cut from White Vellum and then embossed with the Soft Falling Embossing Folder.  Using vellum and pearls softens the brightness of the Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.

The greeting is from the Sale-A-Bration set, Botanicals For You.  It actually says ” … Because You’re So Nice”, however I masked off the first bit and inked up “You’re So Nice” because it fit better on this card.

GDP021 Flower Fair Frame Inside

I carried the Softly Falling theme through to the inside by partial embossing the top white layer and then adding some die cut Melon Mambo flowers and a Bermuda Bay frame.

GDP021 Flower Fair Frame

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Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t forget to check out the inspiration over at the Global Design Project blog (GDP021).



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  • Your newsletter subscribers are very lucky to get such a cool card idea! The vellum is a lovely addition to soften the bright Melon Mambo and I love the embossed inside idea as well! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project again this week.

  • Cheryll, I love how you incorporated the colors into your card. I really like the shading on the flowers and your use of vellum. Thanks for joining us for this week’s color challenge at Global Design Project.

    • Thank you Linda! Yes, originally the idea was to put something inside the frame, but in the end, with so much going on outside the frame, I figured I was best just to leave it alone. 🙂 xx