The challenge at Colour Dare this week is as follows:
- White Daisy
(ALL and ONLY these colours)
I found these colours to be a little bit of a struggle to combine... It led to some interesting attempts and at the bottom of my post, I am going to show you what I originally tried to do. That's for later, though.
After thinking long and hard about this combination, I really wanted something with flowers - so I decided to pull out an older stamp and die set called Springtime Wishes. The background paper is from Dreamin' Big and since I wanted some sort of interest on the flowers, I chose to die cut them in black and emboss the pattern on them in white. The leaves were cut in Emerald and also stamped in the same colour. The Pacifica background is a Stampin' Up die cut. I also finished the inside of the card.
Join us at Colour Dare, using ALL and ONLY the colours shown.
You have until Thursday evening at 10pm EST to link up your project.
Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:
Paper: Dreamin' Big Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Pacifica Cardstock Emerald Cardstock
Stamps: Birthday Sparkles, Springtime Wishes (ret.), Say it All (ret.)
Inks: Pacifica, Emerald, Versamark
Accessories: Flower Market Cartridge, Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts (ret.), SU Die Cut (not CTMH), White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Blue Dot Enamel and Glitter Duos, Thin Foam Tape, White Gel Pen (not CTMH)
My friend, Sue Reynolds, is also on the Colour Dare design team. She and I were chatting one evening and we had both watched a video about stencilling and wanted to try our hand at it. We also both wanted to do it for this challenge. However, she mentioned it first so I didn't want to do the same thing. I tried it first, however... I sent her a picture of the BACKGROUND only of the card shown below... It was looking not too bad - until I added the birds. The mixture of colours and the pattern just didn't seem to match - it somehow looked like more of an underwater scene than trees to me.
So, this one didn't make the cut... It will remain in my files - but will likely eventually make it into the circular file, I think. My birds appear to be drowning rather than sitting on trees like I intended...
Maybe my next stencilling project will be more successful.