Today is the launch day for our brand new Blog Hop and I'm so excited to be part of this international group of amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators! Each month, on the third Tuesday, we will post a project using the featured colour palette.
Our March colours are Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum, Tip Top Taupe, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray and were inspired by this beautiful picture. We can use all the colours or some of the colours as we wish.
I love this challenge because I would have combined some of these colours together but not others. While it's not a requirement to use ALL the colours each month my project actually does and they work beautifully together!
I embossed the lilacs from the Helping Me Grow Photopolymer Stamp Set in black and watercoloured with Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate and Old Olive inks. The stamped piece is matted on Basic Gray and mounted on the Smoky Slate piece and then on Blackberry Bliss card front. I also stamped the lilacs in Smoky Slate ink on the Smoky Slate piece to create a tone-on-tone look. I finished it off with some Tip Top Taupe Lace Ribbon which I wrapped around the Smoky Slate piece and adhered to the back.
When you watercolour it's nice to draw a light line of Smoky Slate or Soft Sky around the images before you start colouring.
I added some pearls to add some dimension. I hope you enjoyed my project!
Here are some of the products I used in my card. Click on the picture and you'll be directed to my online store for more information and to purchase. You can also email me your order! Every online order is eligible for my FREE Card Program and for my Customer Reward Card program – read about both programs here!
Click on the "Next" button and you will "hop" over to the next blog which belongs to the amazing Alisa Tilsner in Australia. If you get lost you can click on the links below. We hope you enjoy our projects – please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
Alison Solven – Canada – You are here at my blog now!
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Patsy Waggoner -USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France (click translation to switch to English if you don't read French)
Kerstin Kreis – Germany (click translation to switch to English if you don't read German)
Sharlene Meyer– New Zealand
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria – make sure to click on Translation button so you can switch from German to English (unless you speak German of course)