Color Challenge Tuesday

Hi everyone!  Today I am the hostess for the color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I chose Terracotta Tile, So Saffron and Pretty Peacock.  Two of the colors are new In-Colors for Stampin' Up! and ones that I haven't used much, so I was pretty excited to play with them!

I used a technique that I've used before and really enjoy.  Using a stamping platform - in this case a Stamparatus - I stamp my image on mixed media paper and use an aqua painter to loosely color it.  So, for this image I stamped my flower in the Terracotta and colored it using the ink from the stamped image.  I used my heat tool set on low to dry it.  I didn't even take the image out of my Stamparatus.  Then I reinked that stamp in my outline color (Pretty Peacock) and stamped it again.

I repeated this for all my design elements.  I like the looseness of this, but I admit I struggle to make it loose.  My natural design style is much more controlled.

Loosing up - it's something I'm working on - on many fronts!  LOL!

I hope you find the time to join us in this week's challenge.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers, Lawn Fawn Sophie's Sentiments
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, So Saffron
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Stamparatus

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  1. I'd say you've done a great job of loosening up here Jeanne! What a gorgeous colour combination you chose for the challenge and such a pretty image too :)

  2. So beautiful card, Jeanne. The coloring is really great!