Today is the fifth Tuesday of the month and at CAS Colours & Sketches it means we have a double challenge - both sketch and colors. The sketch is always one that was used previously and the colors are all retired Stampin' Up! colors.
I like these challenges because I find it fun to revisit old colors even though there really is nothing from stopping me from using them now. But like so many things, when something new comes along I gravitate towards it.
This week the colors are Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue. I used the current Bloom and Grow stamp and die set along with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. The image is watercolored using the reinkers. This did take a little while as I wanted some depth and shading so I layered the colors. This requires that the colors dry between applications. I used a very light brown ink for the stamp and was considering restamping the image once colored (I used my Stamparatus) but decided against this as I liked the soft look without sharp lines. I list substitute colors below which are currently available and are close to the challenge colors.
Here is the challenge:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Bloom and Grow
Inks: Blush Blossom - retired, substitute color Petal Pink; Certainly Celery - retired, substitute color Pear Pizzazz; Bashful Blue - retired, substitute colors Balmy Blue or Seaside Spray
Accessories: Parisian Flourish embossing folder
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