For my card-making/stamping escapades this week, I sure was stumped on a color challenge.
I have been enjoying participating in various card challenges as a way to expand my creativity. The challenges typically give you a sketched layout, an inspiration photo, a particular embellishment that must be used, or a grouping of 3 -4 colors to incorporate into your project.
So…. after feeling a little bit proud (woohoo! I’m easily excited) for being recognized as a “Cut Above” the past two weeks – last week for the Paper Players Challenge #207 Button Challenge (thanks Andrea!) and the week before in the Paper Players Challenge #206 Sketch Challenge (thanks Claire!), I just couldn’t figure out what to do with the Paper Players Color Challenge #208. I actually made three different cards three nights this week until I settled on the watercolor swallowtail card above to submit.
The challenge was to incorporate 4 colors into your project: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, and Basic Gray. Here they are:
I was having trouble being creative with these colors.
This was my first attempt:
Didn’t love it….
Then I made this one:
Didn’t love it….
Almost gave up…
Then this one came to me:
Still the same colors…. Yet more different techniques….
As I look at all three, I see such a vast difference in all three despite the same four colors being used.
For the one I chose, I watercolored the inks on water color paper with a water brush starting with the blushing bride on top, then calypso coral, and finally hello honey. After it dried, I stamped the swallowtail on with Memento black ink, then outlined and shaded with some glittery dazzling effects. I then simply mounted that on the gray card stock, and then onto a white base. With all the glitz of the butterfly, I thought I should keep the rest muted and simple.
So now I have three cards I can use – all because I was seriously color challenged in this week’s color challenge. Thanks Nance!
Cheers & Hugs,