Awesomely Artistic … no matter what the images in this set, I really love that name!
Thank goodness for Global Design Project to keep me blogging at least once a week! This week has been a colour challenge, a very bright colour challenge. Thanks Bruno! 😉
I seem to approach each challenge a little differently, depending on what else I am working on at the time. The last few days I have been designing cards for my monthly featured product and using a technique where you diecut a shape from the top layer to reveal an image beneath. So I created a card using Bermuda Bay cardstock and went from there.
I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set (Clear Mount or Wood Mount) from the Annual Catalogue, mainly because I was looking for an image I could colour with Tangelo Twist ink. The floral image from Awesomely Artistic is stamped on Watercolour Paper with Basic Gray Archival ink because it is waterproof (stamped off onto scrap paper to create a slightly lighter image) before being watercoloured with Tangelo Twist and Early Espresso Ink. Once I had completed the colouring, I felt that a lot of the detail of this delicate image had been lost, so I added some lines and detail back into the flowers using a black marker (make sure your image is totally dry so the black marker doesn’t bleed).
A pretty frame for the flowers (Chalk Talk Framelits) is die cut out of the card front, and the floral image adhered behind it. Note: I cut quite a small piece of Water colour card, so had to add a full sized bermuda piece over it on the inside of card so it didn’t show on the inside.
Some Tangelo Twist and Early Espresso touches complete the card.
Now this is a colour combination you will either love or hate. I have chosen to go full on with the colours, softened with the watercolour floral image. But check out what the GDP designers have come up with .. an amazing array of different versions of this colour scheme from amazingly soft to stunningly dramatic. Colleen also entered a card for this challenge and it is stunning. Check it out here.
Now what do you think my featured product for April is going to be?