Kre8tors Blog Hop - Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Kre8tors Blog Hop.  If you have hopped over from Jacqui or are starting here with me, welcome - we have lots of fabulous projects to share with you.


This month we have a colour challenge for you and, I confess when I saw the colours, I was a little stumped.  However as I so often say, something will present itself and, it did!  I decided to do a remake of a project I made a few weeks ago and interpret the challenge quite literally!  


Here is my project:
I created a sunset background using Glycerin, inks and sponges.

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You will need:
21 cm x 14.5 cm ww thick - scored at 10.5 cm
10 cm x 14 cm ww thick
2 - 9 cm x 9 cm Black - for the scalloped frame and the silhouette
11 cm x 15 cm Black - for the branches
piece of ww thick for stamping and die cutting - for the bird

The die cutting:
I used the Layering Circles dies to create a frame. 
 
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I used the same circle die to cut an aperture in the ww thick panel (I used the circle later to create the sunset).  Use the lovely leafy circle die to cut the silhouette from black cardstock.

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The background:
I squished Night of Navy, Rococo Rose and So Saffron inks onto one of my stamping blocks.  I also added a drop in glycerin for each colour.

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Using a piece of sponge, first dab the glycerin and then pick up some ink.  The Glycerin allows the ink to smoosh across the card and the colours to blend.  It's a lot of fun and you can create some very interesting effects.

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I started with So Saffron as you can see above then I had added the other colours. I did go back and add a little more So Saffron to intensify the colour.  I think I might have preferred to use Daffodil Delight but this was not one of the challenge colours!

The stamping:
I used Basic Grey ink to stamp the bird, So Saffron to stamp the colour on the body and stamped off Night Of Navy for the wing.  I used the coordinating die to cut him out.  I added a jewel for the eye, coloured with a black Stampin' Blend.

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To assemble:
Adhere the silhouette behind the aperture with Tombow.

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Again, using Tombow adhere the frame to the front of the aperture.

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Position the panel on the card front without adhering.  Use light pencil marks to help you to position the sunset and then adhere the sunset using Tombow.

I then used lots of dimensionals to adhere the panel taking care to align the sunset.

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I cut a branch using black cardstock and adhered across the front of the card using tiny snips of the edging strips from the dimensionals along the bottom of the branch to give extra dimension.  I also used dimensionals to adhere the bird, tucking him behind the branches so he looks like he is perching rather than floating mid air.  I really don't like the feet stamps and dies that are part of this set!

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The inside:
I still had ink left on the block so I used it to create a similar sunset effect on the inside of the card and the envelope.  I cut a couple of extra branches and added sections with Tombow.

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The detail:
I love how the black silhouette intensifies the colours I used for the sunset - it looks so pretty!


The card and envelope:

Craftyduckydoodah, Birds & Branches, Glycerin Background Technique, Stampin' Up,

For the last four months I have been coordinating a team of over 400 volunteers providing assistance to the elderly and vulnerable in our community.  

One gentleman we have been assisting will be 94 years old tomorrow; one of his greatest pleasures is feeding the birds in his garden.  This card will be winging (sorry) its way to him in the morning along with a large bag of wild bird seed.

I hope you enjoyed my project, if you haven't tried a Glycerin background technique before why not give it a go?  I would love you to leave a comment below to let me know what you think of my project.

Thanks to Melissa for keeping us hoppers in order.  If you get lost along the hop a list of participants is below.  

Next up is Annette Ball from Canada - I can't wait to see how she has interpreted the colour challenge!


Stay safe and well wherever you are.

Susan xx

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Comments

  1. Love this technique, the effect is stunning!

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  2. Such a lovely project! You used the challenge colors beautifully! Thank you so much for hopping with us and sharing your beautiful project!

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    1. Thank you Melissa - it was a challenge I enjoyed. xx

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  3. Simply beautiful card design. Love the technique for the background using the glycerin. Such a pretty combination.

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I really enjoyed the colour challenge this month!

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  4. What a sweet design - you are so creative!

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  5. Susan, I love this little bird! Beautiful circle of color!

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    1. Me too Su - it looks very different to the project I made at the beginning of july.

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  6. Beautiful, I am looking forward to trying this technique.xx

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    1. Thanks Jacqui, it's a lot of fun - you never quite know what you will end up with! xx

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  7. I love the sky peeking through that wonderful die cut Susan. Beautiful Card. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love this card with the window effect die and lovely background.

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    1. Thank you Sandra, it was a very literal interpretation of the challenge. xx

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  9. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing x

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