In The Tropics Dies …. a die set in the Annual Catalogue I have not used anywhere near enough.
Welcome to my blog. It’s Colour INKspiration challenge CI#93 and what a fabulous inspiration pic for this challenge.
In The Tropics Dies with Sahara Sand, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point.
Trying to be a little bit funky with the colour challenge this time around and have been playing with Embossing Paste and die cuts.
What did I do? I glued the three die cuts in place on plain white card. Then I scraped Embossing Paste over the whole thing. It was tough to get the Embossing Paste level on the background, so I used a piece of sponge to work it so that it totally covered the entire card with lovely texture.
Next step was to add the colour … I used a combination of Blending Brushes and Sponge Daubers and the challenge colours. The pineapple itself was Sahara Sand (okay some artistic license here … sort of close to yellow!), Granny Apple Green for the leaves and then the background and Aloha word in Pacific Point!
I didn’t stress about the colours intermingling around the pineapple, but to make the die cuts pop, I did sand them to remove some colour. It was a good thing that the colours had intermingled really, otherwise there might not have been much colour left on the die cuts. I did add some more colour, but where I had sanded was super smooth and non porous, so while the colour happily stayed on any textured areas, the smooth areas totally resisted that colour.
So this was the result!
A dead pineapple!
Well, maybe a dessicated pineapple? I actually quite like the effect, it is a little bit “grungy”, and little bit “artsy” …. a different take on the colour scheme that’s for sure.
You can tell me if you really don’t like it in the comments … I will be interested to hear what you think!
And if you want to see some really great examples of the Colour INKspiration colour challenge this time around, head on over to the Colour INKspiration #93 Gallery on Facebook.
INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have until February 22nd to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.
Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
In The Tropics Dies
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