I love the colours in the Colour Me...! challenge. Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze go together so beautifully. Add in the soft brightness of Very Vanilla and you have a winning combination. It's been such a busy few days, however, that I began to despair of having a chance to enter the challenge. Today I stole a few hours. I have to say, taking those hours and just having the opportunity to create something felt really good.
I decided to use the sketch from the challenge at the Freshly Made Sketches. The layout was perfect for what I had in mind.
In sorting through some of my retired stamp sets a week or so ago, I had come across the Full of Blessings set and knew I wanted to use it this year. Its images are timeless and, for this card, could be coloured using the colours in the challenge. It's always such a boost to the spirits when everything falls into place, isn't it?
I love that the inks can be so many different shades of the same colour when one uses the Blending Pen. I managed to get the pumpkins and the field to look very real simply with the Cajun Craze ink pad and Blending Pen. So much for having to use a whole lot of colours. Simplicity can really work and look great.
For more cards using these colours, check out the Colour Me...! challenge.
For more cards using this sketch, check out Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamp sets: Full of Blessings (retired), Project Life Holiday Cheer
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Early Espresso,
Colour Me Autumn Designer Series Paper
Inks: Memento black ink, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Embellishments and tools: Early Espresso Seam Binding ribbon, Blender Pen,
Argyle Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive,
Dimensionals, Corner punch