It's time for Susan's Colour Challenge, and what a wonderful set of colours we have! Since this is the Easter weekend, isn't it wonderful that the colours wound up being perfect for the occasion?
I had just about decided to use the dancing Easter bunny again but then decided to use the Sweet Laughter stamp set instead. Luckily the background I had created worked perfectly either way. Thank goodness for small mercies, right?
In describing my background, I would have to say it began one way and then "grow'd like Topsy"---to quote Harriet Beecher Stowe. It really did grow without apparent design or divine intervention. That said, I like the final results. I'm going to try to explain how I got there.
I began with a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of Whisper White. Before I began stamping, I stamped my lacy image from the Petal Potpourri stamp set onto typing paper a couple of times. I fussy-cut the images even though I do own the matching punch. I needed to have the images as close to the stamped size as possible since they would be the masks that allowed me to stamp over close-by images without leaving a margin. For my stamping I used Sahara Sand, Pool Party and So Saffron.
Once I was finished stamping my background, I knew I wanted something a bit more but wasn't quite sure what. So I put the stamped portion aside and waited for inspiration. That happened while I was in the kitchen cooking and so I turned off the burners and went back to my card. I had though I might sponge some Pool Party around the perimeter of the stamped Whisper White but instead I followed my inspiration and used the striped Pool Party Washi tape from the Beach House package. I used the tape along the perimenter and then made a "grid" by adding two lines of tape cutting up the 5 1/8" length and then added one line of tape, cutting the 3 7/8" length in two.
That's also about the time I decided not to use the bunny but, instead, turned to the Sweet Laughter stamp set. I love those two potted flowers and used the nice, bright Bermuda Bay for their petals. I also used a Bermuda Bay matte for the sentiment to add a bit more of the colour to my card.
As the base for my card, I used the Sahara Sand and then added a layer of Calypso Coral before adding the stamped and decorated Whisper White layer. I love the colours in this challenge and must say, I would use them again. They really compliment each other beautifully. Thanks, Susan.
I hope you'll join us for this week's Watercooler Challenge and link up your card for us to see.
I've also entered my card in the Just Add Ink photo challenge.