Global Design Project #GDP097 — Color Challenge

By | July 30, 2017

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:

Be sure to go to the Global Design Project page and see all the inspiration.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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