Saturday 16 April 2022

Color Hues #39

Good afternoon, we're halfway through the month so it's time for a brand new colour combination at Color Hues. Here's my take.

Over at the Flower Challenge they want you to add a heart to your design, so I decided to make an engagement card with a stenciled heart background and some bold purple blooms from Altenew.
To start, I took a slightly smaller than A6 panel of white card and stenciled through a heart stencil with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste and set to one side to dry. I've not used the paste for awhile and although the original paper cap is on and lid was tightly shut, the paste has dried out a lot. Anyone else had the same problem? 
On a panel of Copic friendly card, I stamped the Altenew Poppy Garden flowers and leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black, colouring the petals with a mix of V12, V15, V17 and V09 Copic marker. The leaves were coloured using YG21, YG25,YG17 and YG67. The flower centers posed a slight problem as I was limited to the colours in the challenge and neutrals, but I got over this by using a selection of Copics from the green section, YG00, YG95, YG97 and G99.
The greeting is an old Cuttlebug plate die cut from silver mirror card, mounted on fun foam and a stamped sentiment strip from HLS. The completed panel was then added to an A6 white base card.

So where will the colours take you? The DT have come up with some fabulous ideas to get your creative juices flowing, check them out here.

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  1. Those purple flowers are stunning! I'm going to check my Copics and see if I have any of those colors as I'm rarely happy with my purple markers. I love the stenciled background and it was such a creative way to add the hearts. (Yes, I've also had that problem with Glimmer paste. I had to throw one jar out.)

  2. WOW! Gorgeous flower arrangement and oh, your colouring is absolutely amazing! Perfect engagement card in every way!

  3. Wow these flowers look totally amazing, I absolutely love this wonderful creation. Hugs Aileen

  4. Julie, When I saw your card I gasped! As for your paste! YES!!!! I even kept the paper lid also and it's in a drawer away from light! Makes me mad! Awesome card my dear and love the background too!!! Hugs!

  5. That's glorious Julie and I love the stencilled paste hearts x

  6. Gorgeous card Jules and I love the fabulous colouring that brings out the dimension to the petals.
    Hope you are well and had a lovely Easter.
    Carol x

  7. WOW! Gorgeous card Jules. Your flowers are amazing and look so pretty overtop of the heart background. xx

  8. Altenew florals are among the best, these blooms have my jaw dropping! A beautiful card, Julie, and I love the embossing. I also have had my Nuvo products - especially the Mousse dry out.

  9. WOW! This is so gorgeous! Your flowers look amazing against the heart background! Have a great week!

  10. Everything that Karen said, your flowers are so beautifully coloured and the card is gorgeous!!

  11. Such a beautiful card Julie, thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' :) Viv DT xx


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