Sunday, August 12, 2018

Color Challenge

My cardmaking group is doing a month of challenges to celebrate the anniversary of the start of the group.  Today's challenge was to use certain colors.
Dark blue, Turquoise, green, white and yellow.

Sadly I have been in need of many sympathy cards.  This was the first time I used this stencil and I used turquoise and yellow for the stenciling, green for the diecut, white for the jute, and dark blue for the sentiment.

Tim Holtz - Doily layering stencil and Wildflowers #2 die
Distress inks - Peacock feathers and scattered straw
Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort  sentiment stamp

When I went to clean my stencil I remembered watching someone ink up a stencil, spray it with water and then turn over onto a piece of cardstock and stamp with it that way, so I gave it a try and really liked the results so I used it for another sympathy card, I think I may like it more than the first card.
This card measured 3 3/4 square.

Tim Holtz - Doily layering stencil and Wildflowers #2 die
Distress inks - peacock feathers and scattered straw
Spellbinders - Classic square die
Pebbles - rub on sentiment

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying a peaceful Sunday!!



Esther Asbury said...

Lovely cards Connie! Love the way the second background turned out!!

Beth Norman said...

Fabulous cards. I like the stencil job and the colours are so nice. Your second card really pops with the black.

Kim said...

Though never easy to make, I imagine your sympathy cards are always received with a thankful heart. This card is a lovely one, Connie.

Donna Ellis said...

Pretty cards, Connie! I love the darling floral die cuts and pretty splattered backgrounds. Hugs, de

Louca por porcelana said...

How sweet and darling!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards.x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, beautiful colors for lovely CAS sympathy cards. I'm sorry you've needed so many of them. I, too, love the look of the method in your second card. Such a pretty, fresh look to it.

Gina said...

So pretty, Connie. What kind of ink did you add to the stencil before you sprayed it with water etc?

Debbie said...

both are so beautiful and thoughtful!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Very nice cards.

All the best Jan

Janice said...

Two perfect cards for the occasion, I love your stencilling. Beautiful backgrounds for your die-cuts.