I am back to post a few more Colour Me...! challenges. I wanted to post these yesterday, but it took me longer than I expected to come up with a design for the current challenge...even though I instantly loved the palette! So earthy...perfect for fall. It rained all day yesterday; it's raining this morning. If it was snow, we'd be a bit like Buffalo NY! Fortunately, my husband still got decent pictures, despite the gloomy clouds.
I knew I wanted an early espresso card base, and it turns out I had this square one pre-cut and folded. Everything else took a while! I ended up with this luscious image from SU's "Day of Gratitude" which I colored with markers on very vanilla card stock. I sponged the edges to warm things up. The cajun craze layer is dry embossed with the "vine folder." I can never remember it's actual name! I wrapped soft suede ribbon around it, showing the plain side since the white polka dots didn't quite work with this palette. The sentiment is from the same set, and I used the modern label and scallop oval punches (with cajun pattern paper) to highlight it. I really wanted something else, and I found these non-SU bronze gems in a stash of old supplies. This is literally the last large one I had; perfect for the center. The little ones were cut from the last row I have. I think I need to find some more of these, because I love how they work with these colors!
Next, I am continuing my journey to complete all of the 2014 CMCC challenges. This next card is not at all what I envisioned...but it's not too bad. Soft color palettes are tricky for me, but I muddled through.
Finally today I have a fun card that was quick to make. I figured the best way to make these blues and greens to work together was to do some blending. Using SU's "Delicate Doilies," I stamped with versamerk on glossy white card stock, then heat embossed with clear powder. I pulled out my brayer, and randomly coated the card stock with all four colors, overlapping a bit. I love how the doilies look like snowflakes! Then, to make sure each color stood out on its own, I used them for the other main elements: bermada bay card base, coastal cabana layer, tempting turquoise sentiment (From SU's "Field Flowers") and pacific point ribbon. As you can see, I used the scallop circle punch, and some dimensionals!
I'll be traveling this week for Thanksgiving. Hopefully, I will be able to post something again next Monday. Have a great week!