Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Out of my comfort zone!

Hello again! Making the most of the long weekend to grab a little extra crafty time. Today I pushed the envelope a little and took on this week's Just Add Ink 7 Challenge. It is a colour challenge, and the colours are definitely ones I find *scary*! See what you think, you can enter and check out the other entries here.

I just couldn't get my head around them. So I went looking for a sketch to inspire me, and happened upon the Mojo Monday sketch for this week 128. It's an incredibly popular challenge and you can check out the entries and challenge yourself here.

I love the Mojo sketches because they are so very detailed.

So, armed with my sketch and my colour scheme, it was then quite a simple task to choose an appropriate stamp set and come up with a card. Here it is - still a bit afraid of the colours, I keep wanting to reach for my sunnies lol! But then it wouldn't be a challenge if it was easy...

I would love to know whether you think I was successful in my trip into the "colour twilight zone" and my use of the sketch.

Project Recipe:

Stamps: Embrace Life

Inks: Basic Brown, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Green Galore, Whisper White, Versa Mark

Cardstock: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, Windsor Knot DSP

Other: White Gel Pen, Aquapainter, Circle Scissor Plus (how easy is that thing to use!!), Bold Brights Brads

Technique: Watercolouring

Thanks for stopping by. See you next time!



Danielle Daws said...

For someone who found the colours scary, you nailed it! I really like how you've coloured the flower, it's just gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card what youve done with the Embrace Life stamp.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I'm so with you on the 'scary' colours but to my amazement, there's a lot of wonderful creations out there that have nailed it and yours is no exception! Thanks for joining in at JAI.