Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SCS Color Challenge

Here's my card for the SCS color challenge - use Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Going Gray or black, and white. I chose to go with the Gray as it's a softer color that I thought worked better for this image and the layout I created.

I started with Banana for the base card and layered an embossed piece of banana cardstock mounted on the gray. The bottom layer was embossed with the Cuttlebug script folder. On top of that and vertically oriented, I stamped Papertrey's Polka Dot Basics on banana with gray ink and also mounted that on the gray cardstock.

The main image is one of the great stamps from Stacy Stamps. I stamped the image on to watercolor paper with black Stazon ink and watercolored the image with Lavender Lace ink using my aqua painter. For some of the darker shadowy areas of the image, I used my Lavender Lace marker for deeper color. The flower center is watercolored in banana and I added some banana glitter from Stamp LaJolla. I sponged banana ink all around the image for greater depth.

This is such a great stamp for watercoloring. And, the image always looks nearly 3D or multi-layered when you watercolor it.

For a more distressed look and to break up all the straight lines of the card, I tore the edge of the watercolor paper and the gray cardstock it is mounted to. I also sponged the edges with gray ink to slightly distress and soften the look. The Lavender cardstock the image is adhered to was embossed with the rugged lines embossing folder by Cuttlebug. The main image was popped up using foam tape.

At first I wasn't sure about the color combination but I really like it with this card and image. I would definitely choose this combo again. What do you think?

As always, thanks for visiting my blog!

Stamps - Stacy Stamps 1071C Zinnia, Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics
Cardstock - SU Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Going Gray, Watercolor paper
Ink - Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Going Gray
Accessories - Ribbon (unknown), Cuttlebug embossing folders (script & ragged lines)

1 comment:

Heide said...

Very nice Sharon, just add the gridding to the BG of the flower and you woul have all three challenges! You did a beauitful job!