Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Color Challenge
Warm Hugs and Plaid Tidings

Life is Beautiful

It has been a busy few days with lots of blog posts.  Today it is the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge day.  This week we have a color challenge.  

CCMC634

These are pretty bold colors and the first thing that came to mind when I saw the combination was to do a sponged background.

ASID-CCMC634

It took a few tries to get the background sponged they way I wanted it to look.  I started sponging with Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and then Pretty Peacock.  Generally I always start with the lightest color first and work my way to the darkest.  The tree is from the Life is Beautiful stamp set and inked in Pretty Peacock.   The bokeh dots were stamped in Cajun Craze.  I love the way the bokeh dots look.  

ASID-CCMC634-side

It isn't something I do often but I splattered Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint over the card.  I like the little bit of shine it brought to the card and made it look a little magical/whimsical.  Hard to explain but it added another layer to the image.  Even with the splatters and all the other things going on I felt it still needed something.  I found the sponged backgrounds that I didn't use and punched out the leaves using the Autumn Punch Pack.  I like the way the card turned out but in some ways I don't think it looks like something I made.  This is one reason I like to do challenges, they push me to try new things.

Thank you for stopping by and below you will see a list of all the supplies I used to make this card.

Watermark?

Product List

Comments

Jeannette

Sharon, your card is absolutely stunning! The embossing folder used is perfect. The sponging is perfectly integrated into each color; each layer of ink you’ve used just adds to the depth and richness of the scene. I’m so glad you decided to splatter the card with Shimmer Paint. The whimsical little punched leaves are the sweetest topping ... like sprinkles on a cupcake. I wish I could see your card in person.

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