It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's color week:
I love the rich, regal color combo that Ann created. However, I wasn't quite sure how to use it! I had in mind to color the little bird from an An Open Heart. A really old SU stamp set. It really is one of those sets that will always be in my stash. However, the colors were a problem as I only own Cajun Craze :-) So, I had to try to match the Peacock and Merlot as closely as I could.
I felt that the central images needed a little grounding, so mixed the images with a very new set - Very Versailles. I used the text stamp from that stamp set as the base of my images. I stamped this onto a Neenah Solar White 80# piece of card stock and then die-cut that layer with my stitched rectangles.
I stamped the bird image onto another piece of 80# and colored it with pencils. I fussy cut it and then mounted it over the text from the Very Versailles set. All that was left was to add the sentiment and mount the panel onto a Cajun Craze card base.
I added a little more color to the berries on the image with my pencils. Here's a closeup. You can just see the background text and the detail on the berries:
Here's my full card:
I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge this week. As usual, the design team have some fabulous cards as inspiration for you:
On a personal note:
I haven't had the chance to get into my craft room this week, however, I am hoping that I will be able to spend a little time in there tomorrow! If I do, then I will have a card or two to share with you during the week. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Cardstock: Cajun Craze - Stampin' Up!. Neenah Solar White 80#
- Stamps: Very Versailles and An Open Heart - Stampin' UP!