Sunday 6 March 2016

Birthday Blossoms for GDP#025

Global Design Project #025 Colour Challenge
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It's a colour challenge this week and it just happens to be one of my favourite colour combinations - how could I not enter?!!  If you'd like to enter too, or just look at all the lovely entries - simply click on the challenge image.

SU, Birthday Blossoms, #GDP025, Watercolouring, yellow and grey,handmade card, masking
The flowers are watercoloured onto Smoky Slate cardstock

And this is my entry.

I stamped images from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set onto the top layer of Smoky Slate cardstock using a mix of Smoky Slate and Basic Gray inks.  There was a little bit of masking involved for the three flowers and the the leaves.

I painted the three large flowers and the leaves using Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight inks.  I wanted them to "pop" as much as possible so I kept the contrasts as strong as possible.

I wanted the small blossoms to pretty much disappear into the background, so I painted them very lightly and minimised the contrasts.  Once I'd finished painting, I masked the large flowers and leaves again and then sponged with Smoky Slate ink.

I cut a Daffodil Delight banner and stamped a greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments then sponged the ends with Basic Gray ink.

Thank you for visiting today.

'Til next time

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  1. Great use of the colors! I am just catching up on all of the posts from the challenge last week. Thank-you for playing along with the Global Design Project!!

  2. Could spend all night and day looking through your site......beautiful cards, colouring and fantastic designs....thank you so much. from the UK

    1. Thank you, Veecee! I'm so glad you're finding things you like. I was in the UK in July - hope the weather is staying warm for you!