This card was made with three challenges in mind:
1) There is a color challenge over at The Paper Players. Here is the color palette we are to use:
If we don’t have these exact colors, it’s ok. As long as the color scheme is similar, we are welcome to play along. (http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2015/03/pp235-anne-maries-color-challenge.html)
2) For the Mod Squad “Make a Background” Challenge, we are encouraged to make a background where we can use ink, watercolor, markers, crayons, stencils, stamps….well you get the idea. Basically anything but pattern paper. (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/make-background.html)
3) Over at Pile it On, we are to incorporate their CURRENT challenge with at least one other CURRENT challenge . We are encouraged to see how many challenges we could get into one project! Their challenge this week is to use green. (http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/pile-it-on-59-green.html)
I created my background by applying Tim Holtz distress inks and water to my craft mat and then placing my card stock onto the ink. The inks I used were peeled paint, scattered straw, frayed burlap, and tattered rose. These colors closely matched the color palette above. I trimmed the panel to fit my card base and then used a scrap of it to create the squares on the left as well. I also used patterned paper from the Gina K Delicate Essentials 6×6 paper pack. For card stock, I used white to create my background panel along with Stampin’ Up Crisp Cantaloupe, Gina K Sweet Corn and Grass Green, and Bazzill Basics Quick Sand. To make the vase, I used the Spellbinders Filigree Vase set. The Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish One die was used to cut the leafy flourish in green. I cut additional pieces in sweet corn and crisp cantaloupe and cut off the flowers and a few sections of the flourishes for my accents. I also used a Creative Memories square punch. The greeting stamp came from the Gina K Designs “Elegant Florals” stamp set and was stamped with the peeled paint ink on a scrap of my hand-made background paper. (To see how I easily adhered all the delicate flourishes to my project, check out my earlier post HERE.)
This was a fun card project to make. I really like the color palette and would probably never have thought to use these colors together on my own. It had been a while since I had made a background using distress inks. And trying to combine challenges is always …well, a fun challenge!!
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