Afternoon all, time for a new colour combo from Color Hues.
As you read this I will be enjoying a matinee performance at the Lowry in Salford, curtesy of my daughter. She bought me tickets for The Anton and Gio tour, Du Beke and Pernicci that is, two of the mainstays of Strictly Come Dancing! I will let you know how it went later!!
So in good Blue Peter style, here is one I made earlier!
Now this is a for fun challenge so don't get hung up about the colours here, my card uses Altenew's Cosmic Berry for the bloom and Olive for the leaves, see how it works?! Never seen a 'Cosmic' berry but the colour reminds me of crushed blackberries or bilberries. I used to go bilberry picking with my dad and younger sister up on the moors above Sheffield when I was young, my fingers were pretty well stained this colour by the time we got them home for my mum to bake a pie! Anyway I digress, just use what inks you have that are the closest.
I took inspiration for my card from the challenge over at The Flower Challenge where it's CAS this month. Using the bloom from Altenew's Fantasy Floral and the leaves from Garden Picks I die cut each element from white card that I'd dragged ink across, I'd seen Therese Calvird do it over on You Tube. It struck me as a great way to get shades of the same colour, but with some added texture. Usually I colour white die cuts with Copic marker, as despite the drawers of card, I never seem to have the right colours!! I did go over the solid flower layer and the detailed leaf die cuts a few times before layering up, to get a darker colour.
The simple layout was completed with a strip of Washi tape and a sentiment from Uniko.
So where will these colours take you? The rest have the DT and our GD have some fab inspiration if you need it. Join in and you too could be guesting with us in a few weeks time!
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edit 16/7 - Well I'm back and I have to say the afternoon went by in an instant. Fabulous dancers to back up the stars of the show. Great to spend some time with my daughter too, thanks Nichola for the ticket!