Sunday, April 24, 2016

Silhouette Sympathy for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a good weekend. Mine has been spent in my studio holding my Occasions Card Buffet and then doing some spring cleaning, pulling retiring products from my stash in preparation for the release of the new Annual Catalogue. Have you checked out the retiring list yet? If not, click the image in the right side-bar to see what's going away to make room for all the fabulous NEW products!
Today marks the start of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps. Check out this gorgeous inspiration photo:


I have to admit, this one stumped me for a bit. These are not colours I tend to use very often, so I pulled out my sponges and started blending. I'm really happy with the way my project turned out...

Sympathy card featuring the Serene Silhouettes and World of Dreams stamp sets with sentiment from Rose Wonder.

I began with a piece of Whisper White card stock. I pulled out my retired Crisp Cantaloupe ink pad, which is a perfect match for the coral shade in the inspiration photo. I sponged the Crisp Cantaloupe, then Lost Lagoon (how sad are you going to be to see THAT one go??), Wisteria Wonder, and finally Elegant Eggplant. To pull all of the shades together, I then sponged over the entire panel again with the Crisp Cantaloupe. I decided I wanted to soften the colours even more so I spritzed the sponged panel with some Stampin' Mist (yep, the stamp cleaner) which acts almost like bleach and gives a soft, mottled look.


I dried the panel with my heat tool and then added some gold spatters using the Gorgeous Grunge set and (retired) gold metallic Encore ink. I then stamped images from Serene Silhouettes and World of Dreams (both of which are on the retiring products list) in Basic Black ink. I layered the panel on some gold foil card stock and then on Basic Black card stock. I added some Basic Black striped satin ribbon (also retiring!) before adhering the panel to a Sahara Sand card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Rose Wonder set in Basic Black ink below the stamped panel.


On the inside I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the sentiment from the Rose Wonder set and another of the floral images from Serene Silhouettes in Basic Black ink.

Be sure to check out the other Design Team member's blogs to see their beautiful takes on the colour challenge. Then give this one a go...it may just stretch your creativity like it did mine!



Product List
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad
[131176]
$7.25
Metallic Gold Encore Pad
Metallic Gold Encore Pad
[132141]
$12.95

10 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Leena, and calming.

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    1. Thanks Carol...calming is what I was going for. It's been a crazy few weeks around here!

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  2. Leena, this is gorgeous! WOW--your rocked this color challenge! The background you created is so pretty! Have a wonderful week! XX

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    1. Thank you Claire...this one was tough! These colours rarely see the light of day in my studio. I pretty much had to break the seal on my Elegant Eggplant ink pad ;)

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    2. No way! You must have used Elegant Eggplant before? Too funny!

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    3. I've been all about Blackberry Bliss for the past two years. Now that it is going away my poor EE pad might get some love ;)

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  3. This is stunning! When I first saw it I said...oh my! So very pretty! Love everything about it Leena! You rocked the challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much Annette...it sure was a stretch!

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  4. Leena, I just had to stop by and comment on your gorgeous card. LOVE the colors and the beautiful Serene Silhouettes image.

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Helen. I will really miss Serene Silhouettes when it goes away at the end of the month. It may be one that I hold onto for a little while!

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