Monday, June 20, 2011

Colour Blocking


The new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays is to make something using a colour blocking technique.  I suppose we all have done some colour blocking in our past, but I just never knew it actually had a name, so when I posted my PDCC card about 2 days ago I did not know that I was using this technique, and then bam, on Friday that is what is posted as the challenge!  Weird!

So, here is my take on it, and NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT, I am NOT in the Christmas mood, I simply wanted to use this stamp!

Paper: PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain & Antique Linen DI
Stamps: Needles & Cones (Hero Arts LL605); Old Letter Writing (HA S4878); PTI Tiny Tags
Other: PTI Tiny Tags Die; Gem (HA)

I stamped the various images on some rustic cream cardstock with black ink and clear embossed, and then inked it up with the three different orange shades of distress inks.  I splashed some water onto the panels a la Jill Foster!  The strip in the background is the Old Letter Writing stamped in Walnut Stain.  I wanted to add a small sentiment but not take away from the stamped images, so once again I relied on my trusted Tiny Tags from PTI.  If you don't have this stamp set and matching die, I highly recommend it!

It's a little bit of a longer card, (10.5 X 16.5cm) because those needles & cones images are about 5 X 5cm ( 2' X 2").

Thank you for popping in today!  Have a great day!

16 comments:

Barb said...

So glad to hear you're not in the Christmas mood! Love this card! Your interpretation of color blocking is wonderful and I love the longer length too!

Michele Gross said...

LOVE this! Love the colors, love the texty background, love the design! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laurie W. said...

Oh so pretty! The text background makes your focal points pop! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

sheila said...

this is wonderful! I love your blocking and this design is fab.

Lisa said...

This is awesome, B! Some of my absolute favs as far as colors go, and also the images- as you know :) It's the perfect combination- a fantastic card for the challenge!

Virginia L. said...

This is so fabulous! It's funny that we have set this color block challenge a few weeks ago and the theme was suggested by our talented DT Karen. You are ahead of us all in this challenge! I love the subtle colors and background!! Truly beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michelle said...

The whole card is wonderful! I love the squares , the pine and the text bg!!! Beautiful!

Robin K. said...

Your color blocking is so pretty Brenda! Love how you flicked the water on the panels! Hope you are enjoying your summer :)

Alice Wertz said...

this is soooooooooooo beautiful, Brenda!! love the colors and the design is fabulous. love love this beauty!

Tiffany said...

Love the citrus-y colors and that text background looks fabulous!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is SO beautiful, Brenda, and totally reminds me of fall, my favourite season!

Sue said...

It does not look like a Xmas Card Brenda, but the colour blocking with the image looks wonderful.
Smiles:)

Marlena M. said...

This is incredible. ;)

Lai-Yoke said...

Love the stamp, Brenda! Great take on the color block challenge and I think it makes a great masculine card!

Laura Davis said...

This is lovely!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Jacqueline said...

Love how you flicked water on the distress ink background, gives it such a lovely effect! Gorgeous card Brenda!
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