Monday, June 2, 2014

In Search of A New Colour Challenge

I don't know if you know this about me, but colour is very important to me in my designing. It's where I start almost every time.  When Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog shut down, I was left without a colour-based design challenge and so I set off in search of another.  I came across Color Throwdown Challenges through Pinterest and their colour palettes that were pinned everywhere.  Since this week's challenge is #294, they have obviously been around for a good while, but I didn't know about them. These colours are right up my alley:

And while I was at it, I checked out Freshly Made Sketches to find a layout for my card:
This sketch, by Jen T. is simple but leaves gobs of room for creativity, just the way I like it!

  • The colours from the Color Throwdown Challenge look really beachy to me, so I got out my tried and true By the Tide stamp set and my Chalk Talk Framelits and created a collage stamped tag.  I used the three colours on the tag with the Sahara Sand as the background stamps and the Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana (rock and rolled) with Sahara Sand on the sea horse and the fish.
  • I inked up the fish stamp with Coastal Cabana and then rock and rolled it on the Sahara Sand stamp pad.  Usually when you rock and roll you do it on the darker stamp pad so that you don't muddy up the lighter colour, but this time I reversed that.  A Q-tip quickly cleaned up any Coastal Cabana ink that transferred to the Sahara Sand stamp pad and it was good as new afterwards.
  • The Sahara Sand background panel was dry embossed using the Arrow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then raised up on Stampin' Dimensionals for some vertical variety!
  • I am still loving that Naturals Chevron trim and I'm so happy it made it into the new Annual Catalogue, which you can start ordering from TODAY!  I've got my wish list ready to go, but it's SO long I'm going to have to whittle it down bit by bit!
  • I used one of the Essentials Hardware Clips on the right side to add some interest.  These are still available in the new Annual Catalogue, but the In Colour Boutique Details on the left will only be available for two more days, til June 4.
  • I rounded several corners, using the back of the Envelope Punch Board, to match the tag framelit.
And... that's a wrap!  Gotta get my order ready for noon!  Let me know if you want anything!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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Broni said...

Well, Heather, I'm so glad you went looking for a color challenge and that you found us! I LOVE your card and how you used the colors! I'm a HUGE beach fan, so that kind of grabbed my attention too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown and I hope you'll come back often!

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks so much, Broni. As a scrolled through your past color schemes, I felt sure I had found the right one!!