Friday 16 September 2022

Color Hues #49

Afternoon folks.
We're over halfway through the month of September already, I can't believe it! Anyway that means we've a new colour combination at Color Hues. Here's my take on the very autumnal colours.

With the dry summer we have had, I thought that the leaves on the trees would be well into autumnal mode by now, but none of it, there's very little colour in the hedges, except for the berries that is.
So for this challenge I decided to use an Impression Obsession Sunflower layered stamp set for my card. I bought it when layered stamps were quite a new thing but I find it rather tricky to use compared to others on the market, there aren't enough location points, especially on the flowers, to line up each layer. It's for that reason that I don't use it much but this time I persevered and after a couple of tries, came up with this, the result gave an most lifelike effect.
To begin, I smooshed some Fresh Lemon ink from Altenew onto a panel of mixed media paper and allowed it to dry. Then I stamped one of the sunflowers, using Altenew's Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle and Memento Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa and Espresso Truffle. I cut a mask from a Post-It using the baser layer as a guide and stamped a second. The leaves were then stamped using the same mask and the darkest yellow and lightest brown, I only used two of the four layers for a subtler look.
My sentiment is from an Altenew set and was cut from the leftover smooshed panel. The yellow inner I left as was but inked the shadow with a mix of Potter's Clay and Rich Cocoa.
To finish, I added my sunflower panel to a slightly larger panel of card inked with the same inks as the shadow, added the sentiment and popped the lot up on pads over an off white base card.

So where will the colours take you? We'd love to see your designs in the gallery, and if you need more ideas the rest of the DT and our TWO guest designers have some fabulous ideas here.


  1. I love how this turned out! The sunflowers are gorgeous! I love your background and the flowers really stand out well against the bright white.

  2. What can't you do? This is beautiful, Julie! Hope you get some rain soon!

  3. This is just gorgeous! I have always struggled with layering stamps, and now avoid them in favor of the new stamps with coloring stencils. Your efforts were definitely worth the time!


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