I am so excited to be guest designing for the Challenge Up Your Life blog today. Challenge #58 is a colour challenge:
I often struggle with colour challenges and it took me a few tries to come up with something I was happy with. But that is what a challenge is all about. And this is my end result:
I stamped the woodgrain background in broken china Distress ink on my grey cardstock. First I tried chalk ink, but the result was too subtle. The paint worked just great on the rubber stamp, which is by — .
Next I wanted to use products from my haul recently I ordered from Charlie und Paulchen. I cut my panel and then cut the trees. Next I put a sheet of double sided adhesive on the back of it and adhered it to my black mat. This left my with some sticky area to easily place the red trees in. For those, I coloured a piece of white cardstock in inks until I was happy with the colour. The I cut and adhered the trees. Finally, I put a coat of diluted picket fence Distress marker over them, for the frosty look.
The sentiment I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed this with bright white embossing powder by WOW. I gave this a coat of light blue copic marker. I believe this actually not very good for the tip of the marker, but it still works just fine.
I prepped my white card base with pastel blue chalk ink by Hero Arts. For this I simply swiped the ink pad across the card. The colour sits nicely on top of the paper, so that the card stays perfectly white inside.
I added the panel with a sheet of craft foam. This gives some dimension to the otherwise flat card. To finish it off, I also added some grey Nuvo drops.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: