It's another two challenge Tuesday - I'm the hostess for two challenges. I suppose if I had really thought about it I would have chosen a stamp set for the sketch challenge that would have been good for the color challenge. But I had ideas for both separately and I really didn't want to think that hard! :)
This card is for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.
I needed to use three of the same element in different sizes. I chose snowflakes and when I went to lay them out on the card I realized quite quickly that overlapping snowflakes didn't look very good. They needed dimension. Since using foam underneath would have been a bit difficult I cut more snowflakes from coordinating cardstock. There is one under the large snowflake and four under the medium snowflake. I think this added enough depth. The background I watercolored using three colors of ink.
My second card is for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Terracotta Tile, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay. Yes, very close to the colors I chose last week for CC&S - I'm lazy, what can I say? Or maybe they are just such great colors I wanted to use them again!
I used the ink pads to watercolor the image. Last week I went to a music festival that had a very laid back vibe to it, so I was in the mood to use this van stamp. It was quite simple to color. I know for some, cards like this are a bit too simple, but when you have the right image and sentiment I think they are great.
I hope you consider joining in one or both of the challenges this week! I'd love to see what you create.
Dies: My Favorite Things Snowflakes
Stamp: MFT Deer Friends
Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Balmy Blue
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media, Pool Party
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter
Stamp: Flora & Fauna Hat-tastic Car Set
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Terracotta Tile, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Washi Tape, Blender Pens, Aqua Painter
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