Tuesday 1 June 2021

Color Hues #19

Good afternoon and welcome to my third post of the day to announce the start of a brand new colour combo over at Color Hues. This time we've gone with an unusual combo of blue and brown but those colours work really well together I think you'll find. Here is my take.

This first design has been in my experiments to be made into a card box for quite awhile and I wasn't sure if it had survived unscathed, but it appears to have done so! It uses a Visible Image stamp called Butterfly Inkognito which I purchased from Port Sunlight quite a while ago. I don't recall what inks I used either possibly one was Memento Rich Cocoa, but the sentiment is definitely STAMPlorations! The stamping is a bit uneven on the main butterfly so I decided to have another go with the kissing technique used to create the brown script. This time its an IndigoBlu script stamp, also purchased at a PS stamp fair! 

For this second attempt I used Memento Summer Sky and Espresso Truffle and another STAMPlorations sentiment.
The coverage of the blue ink is better but I prefer the colour combo of the first, the brown is too dark, I think I should have used Rich Cocoa, never mind, you get the overall effect.
To get the text to stamp just on the butterfly I used the kissing technique, where you stamp onto the larger stamp after the initial stamping with the script and stamp again to transfer the same pattern onto the background stamping. You don't need to use text you can use anything that gives the effect of texture.

So that's all from me but please check out the rest of the team for more colour combo ideas.

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  1. I love the airy vintage feel of this pretty card, Julie! Perfect elements for these colors!

  2. I actually love blue and brown together and tend to use that combo on christmas cards for some reason. What lovely cards these are, the text is wonderful xx

  3. Very nice, I;ve done similar things too,must revisit. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

  4. Very beautiful butterflies! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

  5. Lovely! I like both versions of what you share.

  6. So very pretty, Julie! That butterfly image is gorgeous!

  7. Love these Julie! Script texts is one of my favorite background stamps and I just love it in the shapes of your butterflies! Great job with my colors too! take care!

  8. I love both versions of this lovely CAS design!

  9. Love it! The script text over the butterfly is gorgeous!!

  10. Don't they look gorgeous in the blue and brown combo! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  11. Beautiful use of the colours Julie!

  12. The text on the butterflies looks beautiful and I really like this wonderful stamped image! Gorgeous cards!


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