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Marsha has put together a fun colour challenge for us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday page!


For this challenge, your ‘neutral’ colour is Very Vanilla, and you must use all of the other 4 colours she has shown.

How are you going to incorporate these colours into your card?   Here’s what I did:

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I brought out one of my favourite stamp sets that carried over from the last catalogue – Awesomely Artistic.

I started with a 3 3/4″ x 5″ panel of Very Vanilla cardstock, and stamped the flower image in Memento Black Ink.  I then used my Blender Pens and coloured the flowers in with Sweet Sugarplum ink, and the leaves with Mint Macaron.  After colouring them, I went back and used the Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Markers to add more depth to the flowers and leaves.

I stamped the dragonfly onto Vellum cardstock in Night of Navy ink, then brushed it with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  The label was stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink, and the sentiment in Night of Navy, then cut out and added to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Before attaching the sentiment and dragonfly, I used the dots image and stamped in Night of Navy  and Sweet Sugarplum (full strength and stamped off once).

I attached the stamped panel to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock, then layered that onto the card base of Night of Navy.    I can’t believe I used only 1 stamp set, for an entire card!  🙂

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the cards on the Watercooler Wednesday blog page – then link up your own card to the challenge!  I know you can come up with something fabulous!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Watercooler Wednesday Colour Challenge

  1. Wow Deb what a beautiful card. I love how you’ve incorporated all the colours from the challenge without overwhelming the design. The Awesomely Artistic stamp set sure sets a peaceful tone with this arrangement and I love your vellum dragonfly. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Penny! Sometimes it can be difficult ‘fitting’ so many colours into a card, but these ones work well together 🙂

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