Wednesday, February 6, 2013

still addINKtive Challenges #4 - Colours & Sketch

This week at still addINKtive we are back to our normal Colour & Sketch Challenge - you can use either the colours or the sketch as the basis for your project, or you can combine them both, which is what I have done:-

 Here is the sketch, as well as the gorgeous colour palette:-

Rather than cut a fancy mat to go under the rectangular panel, I decided to make a "stamped" mat of flowers.  The best part of this decision was that I used digital stamping, so I didn't have to mask up all 33 of those blooms!  

Using MDS content in Microsoft Publisher, I was able to resize the flowers from the Bloomin' Marvelous SAB stamp set, so that my bashful blue flowers were the largest, then slightly smaller crumb cake flowers &, finally, small espresso blooms.  To add a touch of interest to each flower, I used a versamark marker to add iridescent ice embossing powder to the centres.  You can almost catch a glimpse of it here (look at the flowers in the top left):-

I used the debossed side of the vanilla panel, as it was much softer & more in keeping with the delicate look I was after.  A double seam binding bow & a raised sentiment panel finish the card.  Plus, I printed a trio of flowers for both the envelope & the insert:-

We hope you can join in the fun at still addINKtive this week, & being the first challenge of the month, there will be a prize up for grabs!  :)

You can check out the challenge & the the amazing DT samples HERE or you can find all the links to the DT blogs HERE.

Card Components
Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue cardstock, Petite Pairs stamp set, MDS One Big SAB disk (digital stamp images), Large Oval & Scallop Oval punches, Fan embossing folder, Vanilla seam binding, Versamark ink, Iridescent Ice & Early Espresso embossing powder