Happy Monday, Stamping Friends!
I have a couple of cards for the Color Throwdown today. I initially planned to do more, and I may get a couple done today, but I want to get this post done before today's deadline.
I have a hard time with pastel palettes, and there have been several recently. Perhaps if I dug in to complete them instead of ignore them, I'd be more comfortable by now! LOL As I looked at this week's colors I decided a baby girl card would be perfect. In fact, a young couple in town has a new baby girl. The circumstances are incredible. They have lost 2 babies in infancy in the last 3 years. But earlier this month, they were blessed with a precious baby through a private adoption! I bought this stamp set from My Favorite Things, "My How You've Grown," before it retired, but it has sat unused. So you know I had to use it for this card! My card base is thick whisper white, with a layer of smoky slate, embossed with my hounds-tooth folder. I added pleated blushing bride ribbon and seam binding in daffodil delight. The image was colored with blender pens and markers using daffodil delight, smoky slate, blushing bride, and blush blossom inks, then matted in blushing bride. A few enamel dots finish it off.
Next, here's a card I intended to make during DTGD. I had the stamp set, SU's "Summer By the Sea," on my table, and the bordering blue card base ready, but my mojo fizzled. Nonetheless, I really like this palette, so I decided to put this together last night. I had scraps of real red and so saffron on my table, and this sketch just happened unexpectedly. Using my blender pens and some sponging, I colored the scene with bordering blue, so saffron, real red, smoky slate, always artichoke, and creamy caramel inks. The sentiment is from "Wetlands," on a scallop oval and popped up. Enamel dots and bakers twine are the final touches.
I still have a lot of 2017 Color Throwdown challenges to complete for my personal goal, but I am determined to get them done! I have been having fun with these color palettes, and realize (again) that color challenges are, by far, my favorite! Thanks for stopping by!