Hi there, it is Monday and a new challenge has been launched for you this week on Global Design Project. We are CASING one of the beautiful creations of Connie Collins from Nashville, Tennessee (USA).
Connie is a celebrity in the stamping community. She have been published in magazines and she have been on TV sharing the love for hand made cards and I have the honour to be with her on Global Design Project team.
She used one of my favourite floral stamps called Birthday Blooms from Stampin' Up!
I love Connie's colouring techniques and thanks to her I discovered the magic of the Shimmery White Cardstock by Stampin' Up! simple stunning for colouring or watercoloring.
This specialised paper keep the vibrancy of the colours and somehow absorve the ink evenly . With no effort and by applying the ink randomly you will cover any image with colour in record time... and if you take a bit of time to apply and blend the colours I'm pretty sure that your colouring will look as made by a professional artist . This paper is incredible and forgiven.
For this challenge you can use Connie's colour combo: Soft Sky/Marina Mist, So Saffron/Daffodil Delight, & Old Olive ( or similar colours), the stamp set : Birthday Blooms, the sketch, or even the theme of Connie's card : birthday.
Share your projects with us here! You don't need to have a blog but Pinterest or any social Network that allows sharing information and pictures so that you can share a link to your project and people can visit you. Right?
I used Shimmery White Cardstock because it is forgiven when applying colours at high speed and I literally had 10 minutes to make a bunch of cards for my customers so this was an easy solution. I know if I'd use another cardstock my colouring will look very messy and why not? lets say it: it will look ugly (if a handmade item can be ever ugly this will be the one) but with shimmery white cardstock is pretty difficult to go wrong.... Shhhhhhh don't tell anyone, thats a crafty secret.
I used Aqua Painters and Stampin' Write Markers together . Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry inks for the flower and Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow and Peekaboo Peach inks for the leaves.
I used the little dots stamp in the set to stamp a soft background using Mint Macaroon ink.
The banner is made out of Mint Macaroon cardstock , stamped with Basic black archival ink.
Any other supply used for this card is listed below with pictures.
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