Monday, September 9, 2013

HOC Clean & Simple Colour Challenge

This month at House of Cards, we have a colour challenge for you.  Pick any three colours from the colours given to create your project or card.
vintage hues
I decided to go with Rich Razzleberry, a light purple from Martha Stewart and Marina Mist, although the colour once I looked at it again was more on the blue purple side but the Marina Mist worked just as well.
I started with the Rich Razzleberry and a bit of an experiment.  I used drywall tape and inked it up then using a brayer I stamped it onto the CS.  This gave the grid appearance from the one saucer.  Then using the light purple I took a piece of masking tape and inked it up and stamped it to again accent the grid from the saucer.  My final stamp was to incorporate the flowers.  I decided to go with Fabulous Florets and stamped the middle flower first then masking it off I stamped the other two flowers using Marina Mist.  My final stamp was the "birthday wishes" from So Happy For You.  Now this card could be used in either the portrait or landscape style, but I chose to use the portrait.
I hope you like what I have come up with and I have had a sneak peek at the other great Designers and they have some fabulous ideas for you as well.  Make sure that you check out their take on the colour challenge. 

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  1. Very original, Nancy! Love the grid and the touch of colour in the background and the simply stamped flower is gorgeous!
    Rosi x

  2. I love all the texture you added Nancy - the drywall tape experiment was very sucessful!

  3. Nancy this is lovely! I think it is SO cool that you've been experimenting with texture--this is a great technique! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the weekend! :)