Hi stampers! Today's card is for Create with Connie and Mary's new color challenge of Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, and Highland Heather. What a pretty combo!
I'm also entering my card into the SUO Fall/Nature Challenge and also Inkspire Me #368 Challenge Fall/Halloween.
I decided to create a nice, bright floral floral arrangement with the Country Home stamp set. I stamped the images in versamark ink on watercolor paper and embossed them in black. I colored the images with my blender pen and ink pads. I discovered that I really enjoyed this way of applying color! I had a bit more control of where the ink landed as compared to watercoloring with my aquapainter. For smaller images like this I think this is an advantage and I will definitely be using this color technique again in the future!
I fussy cut the images out and adhered them to a whisper white piece embossed with the Quilt Top EF backed with a bit of Blueberry Bushel. I added that to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Gray Granite that I embossed with the fabulous Tin Tile TIEF. I also added a decorative strip along the bottom that was stamped with the tile stamp from the set. Looking at it now I wish I had added some Highland Heather in the tiles somehow to tie that color in a bit better. Oh well!
I finished it off by added a little bit of clear Wink of Stella to the blue leaves.
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Country Home
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Versamark
Paper: Gray Granite, Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Watercolor
Accessories: Black bakers twine, Black EP, Clear Wink of Stella, Quilt Top EF, Tin Tile TIEF
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!