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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Favourite Colours (posted by Judith)

Hi Folks, my sample today uses lots of my favourite colours, namely purple and teal. I often try to work outside my comfort zone when I am making samples and do not turn to these colours when making a project. It has been a real pleasure to make a card using this colour palette.

I started my card by creating a wrinkle free background using smooth watercolour paper, using blue and lilac tones. I then created an oval mask, which I placed in the centre of the page. I used a dark blue ink and sponged around the edge of the mask, creating a shadow. This helps create a faux layer. I also added the same colour to the edge of the background. Using a flower stamp from the Harebell Butterfly stamp set, I stamped around the edge of the background, and over the edges of the mask. I used a mixture of teal, navy and purple inks. I removed the mask and stamped the main image using navy ink. I stamped the butterfly from the main image again onto a scrap piece of watercolour paper and also onto sparkly acetate.

I bleached the image, and coloured it with pencils. I coloured the second butterfly, and stuck the acetate butterfly over the top. I added these to the main picture. The sentiment comes from the Amazing Birthday stamp set.


Keep checking back for more amazing samples from my team mates. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

18 comments:

  1. Hello Judith
    I love the effect of the Faux Layer..... I have never used that.... but it is so clever .
    Pretty card too!
    Love Marg

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  2. SO beautiful, I love this card and the effects you have created

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  3. Gorgeous! and thanks for the explanation of how you did it :)

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  4. This is beautiful. Love how it is light and airy.

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  5. Hi, Judith! Wow, this card is so feminine and soft! Beautiful! I miss you all! Hugs, Clare

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  6. oh so very pretty - love this Judith xx

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  7. Beautiful, love the soft delicate colours too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. This is a lovely delicate colour scheme. I really like the soft wrinkle free background and how you have made the central panel pop out with the shading and stamping around the oval, it almost looks like you have used a handmade paper for the background. The colouring of your images is as always lovely. Elaine xxx

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  9. The depth created by your shading around the oval mask really tricks the eye into thinking there is another layer for the focal panel. The effect is particularly powerful because of the contrast between by your teal, navy & purple floral stamped background & the clear, open oval of the focal panel. I love the way you coloured the Harebells in different shades of blue & violet - they really do look like that too when viewed from different angles or with shafts of sunlight shining through the flowers.
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. This is such a lovely pastel blue and the shading round the central image makes it stand away from the background beautifully. The colour palette is so pretty and gives the background a really delicate look, especially with that darker blue for the base card. x

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  11. Beautiful combination of stamps and lovely pastel colours!

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  12. Beautiful card. I just love the faux layer, the colours are wonderful and the stamping is so delicate.

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  13. Beautiful card. I just love the faux layer, the colours are wonderful and the stamping is so delicate.

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  14. This is lovely those harebells are so,delicate and the colours are very pretty
    Jackie x

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  15. Ooo! So pretty. Beautiful soft colors. Lots of lovely inspiring ideas.
    Hugs, Flo xx

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  16. A beautiful card. Very peaceful and relaxing to look at

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