Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Serene Colour Challenge

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I am just starting a week of R & R at my parents' place in northern Ontario. Think wilderness, a lake and peace and quiet. beautiful. This is the one week each year when I get to do absolutely nothing. Just what I need before heading back into the craziness of the school year!
Today marks the start of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps. Check out this soft, serene pallette...

Here is my project for the Design Team.

I pulled out the Helping Me Grow stamp set, which I've owned for several months but had not yet inked up! I thought these beautiful floral images were perfect for the ombre watercolour wash background. To achieve the ombre effect I used Pool Party, Marina Mist and Dapper Denim inks with my aqua painter on watercolour paper. I have to admit that my Marina Mist ink pad has been sadly neglected too. It's funny because that was once one of my go-to my tastes have changed! The floral image is heat embossed in white. I added some spatters of silver using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and (retired) silver metallic Encore ink. The watercolour panel is mounted directly on a Marina Mist card stock base.

The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I highlighted the sentiment with some Pool Party striped satin ribbon and a bit of lace trim. I added some Linen Thread and a Classy Designer Button to further highlight the sentiment. The final touch was a few clear sequins scattered across the card front...they add an subtle shimmer and texture, though they are hard to see in the photos.

I hope you'll give this soft and pretty colour pallette a try and share with us over at Sunday Stamps this week. Have a super Sunday!

Product List
Metallic Silver Encore Pad
Metallic Silver Encore Pad
Heat Tool
Venetian Crochet Trim
Venetian Crochet Trim


  1. Fabulous watercoloured BG - a perfect backdrop for those beautiful white embossed flowers. Love the little strip of lace ribbon tucked under your flag!

    1. Thanks so much Susi K. I love this stamp set and have no idea why it has taken me so long to ink it up!

  2. I love the embossed in white on your flower and lovely watercolor BG
    sweet card teamie
    and great use the color combo
    I am still in Holland for holiday ... a week with family
    and today I got singal Internet in the Restaurant
    wanna happy if you like to visit my DT card back teamie


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