Saturday, June 10, 2023

Nature's Harvest- Color challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments #415

 I don't usually do color challenges as I'm not very good at them.  That doesn't mean that I don't try every once in a while.  This is one of those times where I try.

The colours of the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments #415  were Mint Macaron, Pink Petals, Balmy Blue, Mango Melody. Below is my card:

The background was created using  blender brushes.  I punched a 1 1/4" circle mask to cover the sun while the other colours (Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Petal Pink) were applied. I added Mango Melody to the sun after the mask was removed.  At the bottom Mint Macaron was applied with a blender brush, and then a background stamp from the Nature's Harvest stamp was used to stamp the same colour of ink. A 1/4" Mint Macaron ribbon was added along the bottom of the card.

Birds from "On The Horizon" stamp were stamped across the bottom of the sun.

The coneflower was stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock and coloured with Stampin Write markers as follows:  Petals - Petal Pink; Cone - Mango Melody; Stem/leaves - Mint Macaron.  It was then die cut. Two branches were die cut - one in Petal Pink; one in Mint Macaron.

The branches and flower were added as shown in the picture.  Dimensionals were  used for the flowers.

The sentiment, from "Peaceful Moments" was added below the ribbon and was used to hide the stems.  A bow made from the ribbon was added to the top of the sentiment.

Three self adhesive sequins were added randomly to the card front.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Nature's Harvest, Peaceful Moments, On the Horizon
Inks:  Black Memento, Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Pink Petal, Mint Macaron
Papers:  Mint Macaron, Basic White, Pink Petal
Accessories:  Harvest Dies, Dimensionals, 1/4" Mint Macaron ribbon, Self adhesive sequin, blender brushes, 1 1/4" circle punch


Stampin Expressions said...

Beautiful card! I am not sure why you say your not good at color challenges, cause you crushed this one! Amazing use of the colors and such lovely ink blending! So glad you submitted your card! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Heather said...

Beautiful, Maria! This is one of my favorite bundles - I love pretty stems! Your coloring and design are stunning - you rocked it! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

Jolanda Johnstone said...

Such a fresh looking card. Love it. So glad that you joined us at HSS this round. Cheers, Jolanda -DT