Sunday, August 11, 2019

August 2019 KBH Theme: Color Challenge Farms

Welcome to the 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This months theme is a color challenge. The photo Melissa provided for us is gorgeous. But, I have to say that normally I am intimidated by color Challenges. I don't know why, just am. I recently received the 2 holiday stamp sets I ordered from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and have been busy putting together my pre-order from the new Holiday Catalog so I  am thinking Holidays.

I needed to use at least 3 of the 5 colors so I started with Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite and Early Espresso. I chose the Lots Of Cheer stamp set to work with and the darling jingle bell wreath image. I started with a card front that is a 2 7/8" x 4 7/8" piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. I stamped the image with Basic Black Archival Ink (retired, you can use Stazon instead). I did heat set it to hurry the drying process. Using my Aqua Painter and Gray Granite Ink I watercolored the bells.
I also watercolored the bow on the wreath with Cherry Cobbler Ink. I added a little Petal Pink ink around the wreath and on the inside. I decided the bow needed more color so I stamped another image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored the bow with Stampin' Blends Cherry Cobbler Combo. I cut the bow out with my Snips and adhered it to the wreath with a Mini Glue Dot. The Sentiment Label is another piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with a mat of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. I Stamped the sentiment with Basic Black and die cut  both pieces with the smaller label die from the Merry Christmas Dies and then adhered them together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I popped up the completed Sentiment Label onto the Card Front with some Mini Dimensionals that I cut in half. I Threaded some Linen Thread under the Labels a couple of times and tied a bow on the right side. I added some dimensionals to the back and set the completed Card Front aside.

I took a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Gray Granite Cardstock and embossed it with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. I added some White Craft Ink to this by rubbing my stamp pad lightly across the embossed layer. I adhered this to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock with Liquid Glue. Next I Cut a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock in half to make a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Card Base, scored at 4 1/4".

I adhered the completed Card Front to the mats with Dimensionals. Then adhered this to the Card Base with Liquid Glue. The Inside Layer is a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. I Stamped the Wreath image with Gray Granite Ink that I stamped off twice before stamping the Inside Layer. I stamped the sentiment with Basic Black. I adhered the Inside Layer to the inside of the Card Base with Liquid Glue. So the last color I wanted to add was Highland Heather. I wound up coloring some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a Highland Heather Dark Stampin' Blend. I added these to the wreath as sparkly little decorator bits.

I hope you enjoy my take on this Color Challenge and will be inspired by what you see here.  Now it is time to take a look at Jacqui's take on this challenge. Just click on the arrow below.

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