Grandma's House Color Challenge Card

The color challenge this week at CAS Colours & Sketches originally made me think of a floral image.  After some thought I decided to make a simple "Welcome to the neighborhood" card using a set I love from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  It was one of the first sets I ordered because of it's versatility!
The Colors this week:

This card uses the new "Grandma's House" stamp set.   I'm not a Grandma, though many of my friends are or will be, so I know I will use this set for new grandma/new baby events.  I love the simple sketched images which can be used for any type of card - that's what makes this set so wonderful!  And they are super easy to watercolor.  In fact, this type of image looks BEST when colored quickly and without a lot of fuss.  For this image I used ink in the lid of the stamp pad and an aqua painter.  I added a few neutrals (allowed in color challenges) for the shadows, roof and tree trunks.

The sentiment is from the stamp set "Well Said" and the die from "Well Written".  These are carried over from the Occasions catalog for good reason.  They are super versatile.  With this stamp and die combo you have the perfect sentiment for just about any occasion!  Here I use two layers of Gorgeous Grape cardstock under my "welcome" to add just a hint of color.

This week's color are fun to work with - I hope you find time to play along!

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Grandma's House, Well Said
Dies: Stampin' Up! Well Written
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Aqua Painter
Paper: Watercolor, Gorgeous Grape, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper

(Full disclsoure - I'm a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and have links to my demo site above.  If you don't have a current demonstrator I would love to help you with your stamping needs.)

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  1. Love this card Jeanne, so simple and I love the flash of dsp at the side x

  2. This is so sweet! Love the dark layers to the word die!