This weekend, I decided to challenge myself and design a project to enter the Global Design Project #GDP097 Color Challenge! I had seen some truly amazing projects created by both the design team and challengers. So, I thought why not join the fun and see what I could come up with? The challenge is simple, design a project with these three colors:
When I last looked, there were 55 entries!!! So follow the link above and check out all the amazing inspiration.
Since this was my first time entering the challenge, I decided to stick with what I’m good at — watercoloring. I chose the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, an oldie but goody!!! It has great flowers to color and lots of terrific stamps to create beautiful backgrounds and embellishments.
Update: I got a Special Mention!!!
I cut a Stitched Shape Framelit Circle out of Shimmery White Paper and stamped the flowers with Basic Black Archival ink. Then, I squeezed my ink pads to pool the ink in the lids and watercolored the flowers with an Aqua Painter. I started with light washes and then added layers of darker color. After everything dried, I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots for some pizzazz:)
For the background behind the flowers, I tried something different. I watercolored varying shades of Crumb Cake ink in small splotches. I think it turned out kind of cool looking.
Believe it or not, the most challenging part of this card was lining up the burlap stamp on the bottom! I ended up using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it right (after several failed attempts!!!) Of course, if I had the new burlap background stamp, this part would have been easy. But, instead I used the small strip of burlap from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, so I needed to line up the bottom and sides multiple times.
To make the label and black circle stand out a little more, I embossed them in clear. To achieve this, I first inked up my stamps with Versamark, then before stamping, I added Crumb Cake (label) or Basic Black (Friend and circle) ink. The Versamark ink helps the ink stay wet longer so the clear embossing powder will stick.
I had just recently purchased this beautiful Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon. Oh, it is just amazing!!! It’s nice and thin, easy to tie, and looks great. I highly recommend it. Lastly, I played around with some Linen Thread by folding it in half and then looping it twice and tying a knot and came up with this fun embellishment.
Supplies used on my card: