3rd and final post for today, make sure you scroll down to see the other two if you wish).
The Play Date Cafe has challenge No. 65 up and I am playing along again this week. It's been a good challenge to do because I get to try different colour combinations that I would probably not go to by choice. You should give it a try, HERE is where they are. Now for the inspirational photo and colour palette for this weeks' challenge:
I went with a simple design today, because I saw it clearly in my mind, and that is what works best for me.
Paper: PTI Cardstock, Neenah Solar White, Green Patterned Paper (unknown)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pumice Stone and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, Copic Marker
Stamps: PTI (Marigold & Woodgrain) , Hero Arts (Butterfly & Sentiment)
Other: Gems by Hero Arts, Clear Embossing Powder
I stamped the grey background with a Woodgrain stamp using Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
For the centre panel I first stamped and clear embossed the Marigold off to the side and wanted to leave it white, I find it very striking (this was influenced by my friend who has just started stamping/cardmaking and is producing the most amazing work!). I then masked the Marigold off and applied a lot of Spiced Marmalade Distress ink to the background. I stamped the butterfly on patterned paper and cut it out to adhere to the card, and stamped the sentiment.
I did not want to centre the panel, just for a different look. So I added the three gems, which were clear and coloured with a matching green Copic marker, just to break up the greyness.
A simple design, I like it, I hope you do to!
Wishing you a wonderful Saturday and a fabulous weekend overall!