Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Global Design Project Colour Challenge 077

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I've decided to take part in my very first colour challenge with the Global Design Project.  For this week's challenge, we were given a set of colours and I set off to make a card.  The colours are Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay and a free choice, I chose Watermelon Wonder.

I began my card with my chosen colour of Watermelon Wonder and added a matt of Early espresso embossed with the petal burst TIEF.  Before I embossed, I brayered Craft white ink directly onto the folder to really bring out the texture and to give me more versatility with the colours.

I decided to pull out one of my favourite stamp sets, Botanical Blooms.  With all the gorgeous new stamp sets at the moment from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues, It's easy to forget about all the other amazing stamps in the Annual Catalogue.
I die cut a series of flower blooms using the above colours with the Botanical Builder Framelits.  I have highlighted the flowers using my uni ball Gell pen.  This is a favourite technique of mine for bringing a cut image to life.
Finally, I've embellished my flowers with some Enamel Accents in Peekaboo Peach and the co-ordinating Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.  The sentiment is a simple Happy Birthday from the Sale-A-Bration set, Designer Tee.  I love the whimsical font of this stamp.

Inside the card, I've continued the theme with stamped florals from the set in the colours of the challenge, finished with a die cut border from the framelits.

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So, what do you think? This was a fun card to make and I absolutely love these colours.  The contrast between the colours is just beautiful.  I will definitely be going back to this colour scheme again.

Thank you for visiting me today.  Until next time,
Stay Crafty,
XO Tan


  1. Your card is really a beauty!

  2. Congratulations on your first colour challenge Tan and what a beautiful card it is too. Global Design Project are so happy you have played along with this challenge .. Good Luck!

  3. This is fantastic Tanya....And your first colour challenge too! You have used these colours to perfection...They are still sitting on my desk waiting for some inspiration :D

  4. This card is lovely and you did a great job with the color challenge. Thanks for playing along this week at Global Design Project.

  5. I like to read your articles. It is interesting and has many followers and is very useful. Share the incredible tips this cute card and you do well with the color challenge.
    Thanks for a great article. And I hope to read it again.