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Sunday, 27 July 2014

WCC05 -- A Colour Challenge









This time the challenge over at the Watercooler Challenges is a colour challenge:


I wasn't sure of the colours to begin with because I wouldn't have picked them for a card.  But then, that's what challenges are for:  to push you into territory that is unfamiliar and uncomfortable.  Still, it took me a while to decide just how I would use the colours together and what direction the card design would take.

I used Naturals White as my base cardstock.  I wanted something neutral that would compliment all three colours.  Next I cut a layer of Rich Razzleberry and used my little star punch to cut stars along two sides.  I attached that to the base with my Snail tape runner, pushing it as close to the top and right hand side as possible while still leaving a narrow border for the base to show.  Then I cut a piece of Whisper White and stamped it using my Hardwood background stamp and Crumb Cake ink.  I cut a matte for the piece out of Crumb Cake cardstock, leaving only a narrow border.  I attached that to the card with Dimensionals, pushing it as close to the bottom and left hand side as possible while still leaving a narrow border for the base to show.

Remember all those stars that I punched out of the Rich Razzleberry?  I took six of those and attached them, using Dimensionals, along the left and bottom of the Hardwood layer.  I coloured some rhinestones using my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and then mounted those in the centres of the empty star shapes.  Then I mounted some uncoloured rhinestones in the centres of the Rich Razzleberry stars.

Finally I was approaching the finish line and had to decide on my sentiment.  I knew it would include Daffodil Delight because I didn't think the coloured rhinestone were enough to represent the colour.  So I cut a star from Daffodil Delight cardstock using my Stars framelits.  Then I used them to cut a smaller star our of Whisper White.  Prior to cutting the Whisper White, I had stamped it first with Rich Razzleberry (off-stamped once) using my Work of Art stamp set and then with Black Memento ink using my Yippee-Skippee stamp set.  I used Snail to attach the Whisper White onto the Daffodil Delight and then Dimensionals to attach the matted star onto the card.


I didn't like the empty top left corner or bottom right corner and so I attached Candy Dots in Crumb Cake.  That seemed to finish it off.

For more cards in this challenge, go to Watercooler Challenges.

12 comments:

  1. I love the way you used the color combo here!

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  2. as always, thank you so much for being a part of the challenge!!!! You always come up with something so unique and inspiring. :) Looking forward to seeing what you do next!

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    1. What a sweet thing to say, Terri! Thank you so much.

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  3. Love the star theme Heidi and your placement for them certainly had me seeing stars in a new way! LOL I love off center designs and only wish my own brain could see them when designing. Thanks for teaching me something new. Your work is always inspirational!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jean. Maybe I'm slightly off centre myself and that's why my cards frequently echo that. You always make me feel good with your comments.

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  4. Great layout to use with this colour combo. Very good use of the star framelits too!

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    1. Thanks, Bev. I'm using those Star framelits a lot.

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  5. Heidi, love the use of the star punch to make a border. I would never think to do that!!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie. I just felt it needed the stars and how handy is that little punch?

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  6. Great layout! Wonderful job on the challenge!

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