Hope and Joy

Happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I have two cards today for two color challenges.  The first card is for the color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches - Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile and Purple Posy.  Although these colors are all part of one color suite through Stampin' Up! (the 2019-2021 In-Colors) I admit I had a difficult time figuring out how to use them. I had to fight the urge to add a fourth color - maybe a green or yellow.  That is strictly against the rules in this particular challenge.
I started going through sentiment stamps that I have never or rarely used when I found this one.  I looked for a good bird image and kept finding hummingbird stamps, which would have been perfect to use with the colors except hummingbirds don't sing.  And if I were to use a bird for this sentiment, I thought it should be a songbird.  Then I remembered this feather set and it worked out perfectly!

I stamped the image in Versafine Black Onyx and used the color reinkers to watercolor the image.  I also used a Shimmer Pen to watercolor with and it gave this image A LOT of sparkle.  It really shines when you turn the card.
My next card is for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  There, the colors are Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo and Crushed Curry.  They are so bright and bold, I went for that look for my card.  The images are die cut and inlaid with papers in the challenge colors.  I had to play with the patterns a bit before I arrived at what paper I wanted to use.  The dots ended up the winner as they were small enough so you could see the pattern and consistent with the style of the dies.  (And notice I added a green in this card.  For this color challenge you may use any SU neutral, which includes Mosssy Meadow1)
For a bit of fun I added a button to the center of one flower (and because I have a bunch of these buttons - LOL!)

I hope you've enjoyed my cards today.  The style of each is very different but also very similar as they are both clean and simple.

Card 1:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Earth has Music (feather), Stampendous Hope Sings
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Earth has Music

Card 2:
Stamp: Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments
Dies: Spellbinders Sketched Blooms

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1 comment:

  1. Your feather is gorgeous and I LOVE your design with the large quote!