Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines -- February 18, 2015

Welcome back to our blog hop Wednesday, where we are challenged to use specified colors for our creations.  We were challenged this week to use Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand and Pistachio Pudding.

And here is our inspiration piece.

The Stampin'Up! coordinating colors:
 And this is my creation.   I used Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss for the flowers.  Blackberry Bliss is such a dark color that I stamped off once to get a more vibrant shade.  I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on the flowers, but it does not show up well in this picture.  Then Early Espresso for the branches.  Mossy Meadow is the main part of the card.  Pistachio Pudding is the "mortar" between the mosaic tiles.  Oh, you ask (do you ask?), what are those mosaic tiles and how did you get them?  You did ask, right?  I had almost forgotten about the technique, but ran across another card a few days ago that I had done several years ago.  Remember back in the "olden days" when we had to cut and trim our stamps and mount them?  I made a mosaic stamp from pieces of that left over rubber by cutting pieces and gluing them to an acrylic block -- see below.

Here is the stamp I made.  So this is legitimately a Stampin'Up! stamp.  Those pieces of rubber are Stampin'Up.   For my card above I just inked the "stamp" with VersaMark, stamped it on Whisper White then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  After that just sponge with a color of your choice.  In this case, Pistachio Pudding.  Blue makes a really pretty cut china look.  So have fun making your own and playing with the effect.

I hope you like my card and my almost forgotten technique.  You should have come to me from Liz's blogsite, and now you should continue to Robbie's blogsite.  Be sure to see the pictures of her new granddaughter, Remi, and the baby's big sister, Zoie.  And enjoy the creations on this hop.

See you soon.

Crafty Hugs,


carol smith said...

So clever, Sandy! I love it! A new technique to show everybody! Thanks

Joni said...

Now THAT is clever!!!!!! Mind if I share this technique?? I will call it the "Carol"!

Sue Robinson said...

Absolutely love this will be having a go my self in the very near future. TFS.
Sue x