Another one of the challenges was color blocking but I had to do a little research on this..
A trend that has periodically come back into fashion since the ‘70s, colour blocking is done by selecting zones on a piece of cardstock and making them a different colour from the main. This technique is an easy way to highlight a feature or simply dress up a blank background.
Imagination is the only limit when it comes to colour blocking. Shapes vary from stripes, rectangles, squares, circles or a mix of several. Shapes can be placed side by side or even overlapping.
So, this is what I came up with:
This week's Mashup Challenge:
- Create a project using a Decades theme (60s/70s/80s/etc) .
- Create a project with Color Blocking .
- or Mash it Up! and create a project using a Decades theme and Color Blocking.
To do my colour blocking, I picked up the colours from the picture, and striped them alternately at an angle across a piece of cardstock. Then I cut this finished piece into 4 pieces, matted them with black cardstock and mounted them on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
The image was coloured with a blender pen and ink pads, and then lightly sponged with Tip Top Taupe ink. The edges were distressed and then sponged with black. It was then matted with black cardstock and mounted on the 4 color block pieces with dimensionals.
At the left end, some thick Baker's twine was wrapped around the cardstock and tied into a bow.
Then I went through my vintage button collectiion, selected two buttons, threaded them with linen thread and attached them to the side of the card front with glue dots.
Stamp: Tin Can Mail by Inkakinkadoo
Inks: Black Memento, Cucumber Crush, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Tip Top Taupe, Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Baker's Brown thick twine, Blender Pen, Linen Thread, White gel pen, dimensionals