Happy Tuesday, this 9th day of September! I am typing this early as I am always so tired on Monday night. Guess I am getting a much needed head start on the week. Do you find yourself behind? this week at the ColourQ, Arielle has picked these colors for us to play with this week, Blackberry Bliss, Going Gray, Hello Honey, So Saffron and white. I am loving the new in colors and I look forward to see what you do with the colors. Will it take you out of your comfort zone?
The first card I made, I finished up during a ball game around 1am. When I first thought about the colors, I wondered what could I stamp that was purple. I came up with two things, flowers and birds. The first card has a Hello Honey card base and is matted with white. It is a really simple card with a flourish stamp, inked in Going Gray and stamped once. I also used both yellows and the Work of Art stamps. I stamped the sentiment in black. The flower was stamped in Blackberry Bliss twice. I water colored one in the same color, then fussy cut and popped it up with a dimensional. The center of the second flower I inked with Hello Honey, then carefully fussy cut, just the center stamens. I am so glad I did as it gives such dimension to the card. I added Moonlight sequins from my Etsy shop and some partial embossing.
The second card, I made rather late in the day on Sunday. It has a So Saffron base and is also matted with white cs. I stamped the background of leaves from the new water color stamps, I also used the Work of Art. The leaves are a combination of the yellows and the purple, using the Work of Art stamps with the Going Gray ink. The bird was inked in the gray and water colored with HH for the bill and feet, with just s little gray added to the feet. I added the same Moonlight sequins and a spray of leaves in So Saffron, HH and Going Gray. Thankful For in is black.
With the exception of the water color background, these cards use a different approach to the colors. the flower is one color as is the background on the first, the second card has multiple colors in the background and in all the element's. So which do you like, the flower or the bird? Have a wonderful Tuesday! I will be looking for your cards this week! I am behind in my coming for which I apologize, hopefully I will be by soon to visit your blog! In the meantime thanks for stopping by for a visit.