Colour Challenge – CYCI#154

Happy Easter everyone! Is everyone chocolated out yet? Is that even possible? I hope not as the colour chocolate features in this weeks’ colour challenge over at Can You Case It?

We have another gorgeous colour combination for you to create with. Take a look – Chocolate, Sky Blue, White and Light Gray.


This is such a lovely combination that could be suited to any number of occasions. Here is my inspiration…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Vertical Garden, Grateful Bunch

Starting with a standard size card base in Soft Sky, I layered a piece of Chocolate Chip. Then I water coloured a background on with my aqua painters, to create a wash.

I did this by adding a two drops of Marina Mist ink to a small container and 3 – 4 drops of water from my brush and mixing. Before washing my Shimmery White cardstock, I dabbed my brush off on some scratch paper, to lighten the colour. Starting from the middle of my cardstock I painted outward to the edge creating a semi-circle. After rotating my cardstock, I repeated this motion until I had a circle of light blue wash.

I allowed about 10 minutes of drying time before adding my flecks. I did this by dipping my aqua painter in to my ink and then, using my cap, I flicked the brush across my cardstock, allowing the flecks to settle randomly. I let this dry for several hours before returning to complete the card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Vertical Garden, Grateful Bunch

In the meantime, I inked up the Hello stamp, from the Vertical Garden stamp set, in Chocolate Chip and stamped on some Whisper White. Using the corresponding hello stamp and Smokey Slate ink, I created the light shadow. I trimmed flag ends by hand and applied dimensionals to the back. Wrapping some Silver thread around the back, I adhered this to the card front.

I finished off with a some little flowers from the Grateful bunch stamp set and the coordinating Blossom punch.

I hope you enjoyed this little project and hope you find all the design teams projects inspiring too. Visit our Facebook challenge group for their inspiration. This Challenge will run for two weeks, as our North American friends enjoy their spring break and will close Midday, Saturday April 29th (AEST). Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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