Wednesday, 18 November 2015

WWC43 - Thanks (Kath's Colour Challenge)

It's time for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Kath Ricks has provided us with a terrific set of colours for our colour challenge.  Her colours are actually quite perfect for this time of year, especially with the American Thanksgiving looming close.  For me the colours immediately spoke of Fall and the changing colours of leaves.  What do you think?


I love all those colours.  They're wonderfully vibrant and strong colours.  Strangely, Kath didn't choose to use the Hello Honey.  The other three colours, after all, are all part of the 2014-2016 In-Colors.  But I do love the warmth of the Crushed Curry which she chose instead.

Like I said, my first instinct when I saw these colours, was that they would be perfect for a Fall card.  And so that's exactly what I created.  I wanted to keep it rather simple.  My card would be classed as a CAS style of card (that means it's clean and simple).  Sometimes they're the best way to go because they can be so striking.  I used a base of the heavy weight Whisper White and added a layer of Blackberry Bliss.  Then I took a piece of the normal weight Whisper White and stamped two maple leaves from the Vintage Leaves set, one at the top and one at the bottom.  The top one is stamped using the Tangelo Twist ink and the bottom one is stamped using the Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I used my Stampin' Markers to colour the white area in the top leaf with Crushed Curry and the white area in the bottom leaf with Tangelo Twist.

I wanted a bit of dark colour at the top and so stamped a smaller leaf on a scrap of Crushed Curry using Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I cut it out using the matching framelit.  It balanced the colours better once I adhered it using my Dimensionals.  Finally I cut out the "thanks" from a piece of Blackberry Bliss using my thinlit.  Doesn't the white background make those colours "pop"?


I hope you'll make time to check out the other Watercooler Artists' wonderful creations at our Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

I'm also entering my card into the SUO challenge.

10 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love the combination of colors and use of the Vintage Leaves set- perfect for Fall!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie. I love the Vintage Leaves bundle.

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  2. Love your colouring!! So glad you joined in the fun at SUO!

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  3. What beautiful colors you used for your leaves. I love how you packed it with color but kept it nice and simple! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. I appreciate your comments.

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  4. Love the words cut out and using the reverse image! It's a two-fer! Beautiful layout for the leaves, too! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

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    1. Thank you, Connie. I love using the Vintage Leaves bundle.

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