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I love a Colour Challenge

Global Design Project #309 | Color Challenge

This weeks Global Design Project is a colour challenge!! Basic Black, Basic White and any other colour - heaven!! Black and White? Easy my first thought was the Birch background stamp it looks amazing stamped in black, on white.

Lay out of the Basic White card base, Basic Black layer and the Birch background stamped in black on white card

So we have the basic card but, we have 50 other colours with Stampin' Up! I knew I wanted some detailed butterflies from the Brilliant Wings Dies - but which colour to use??

When I'm designing cards I look for a theme, as I look out of my craft room window I am aware of the first signs of autumn, a few leaves on the ground a cool fresh breeze blowing in, thinking of golds and browns, Halloween and Pumpkins!! So Pumpkin Pie it is!!

Now I have added some butterfly dies and a swatch of Pumpkin Pie card

The full on Pumpkin Pie looked a little stark against the the black and white so I decided to cut the butterflies in Basic White and colour them using a blending brush to give a much softer effect. I graduated the ink using more on the edges of the wings to give a darker shade.

I have die cut the butterflies in Basic White card and added Pumpkin Pie ink using a blending brush

I still felt the lump of Pumpkin Pie looked harsh so I decided to stamp the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie on Basic White and cut it out using a die from the Hippo and Friends set. On the other hand I felt the butterflies looked a bit bland so I coloured their bodies and antennae using the Light Pumpkin Pie Blend.

The finished card

Done?? No of course not we needed some bling, but we can only use one colour!! Step up some Clear Elegant Faceted Gems!!

But we did have to add some bling, clear faceted gems

Now we are done!

I have really enjoyed this week's #GDP309 and look forward to the challenge they have in store for us next week!

Happy Stampin'

Linda xx

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