Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WWC77 Marsha's Colour Challenge

July is half over and it doesn't even feel like summer has arrived yet.  We're having mostly rainy cloudy days, and lots of thunder and lightening drama.  Who'd think the time would be flying by so quickly?  And yet, another week's gone by and it's time for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.  

Marsha is our host and she's presented us with a color challenge featuring four very cool colours and a neutral.  Are you up for the challenge?  If so get at 'er as I'd love to see you join in the fun! 

Here's My Card:  

I used the sketch from Create With Connie and Mary's Sketch Challenge CCMC415, and, I'm really pleased with how this card came together. 

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Banners For You, Occasional Quotes (R)
Ink:  Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaroon, Pink Pirouette 
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaroon, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Baby Wipes, Big Shot, Acryllic Blocks, Trimmer, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Tom Bow Ink, Sparkle Embossing Folder (New), Wink of Stella, Sponge Dauber, Pansy Punch
The inside of the card shows the verse from a retired Stampin' Up! Stamp set called Occasional Quotes.  The flowers were cut out and pasted onto the card base. 
I used the Baby Wipe Technique building an ink pad with four baby wipes folded in half.  I used Mint Macaroon, Sweet Sugarplum and Pink Pirouette re-inkers to add colour to the baby wipes.  The back ground behind the flowers was embossed with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.  Although it's difficult to see in this picture, I used Wink of Stella around the edges of the flowers for a little sparkle.

  • Very Vanilla card base measures 5" x 10" and is scored at 5"
  • Night of Navy layer measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Sweet Sugarplum layer measures 3 3/8 x 3 3/8" 
  • Pink Pirouette layer measures 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 and is embossed with the new Sparkle Embossing Folder.  The edges are sponged with Pink Pirouette ink. 
  • I used a 1/2" strip of Night of Navy and a 1/4" strip of Mint Macaroon for the accents.
  • The flowers were stamped using the Baby Wipe Technique and the inks are Mint Macaroon, Sweet Sugarplum and Pink Pirouette.  The edges are sponged in Mint Macaroon.  The top flower is raised with dimensionals while the others were added with Tom Bow adhesive. 
  • The sentiment stamped in Night of Navy is from the new Banners stamp set it! 
Banners For You is a 32 piece Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinates with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Save 10% when you buy as a bundle

So are you going to join in the fun?  I hope so.  Details are at the Watercooler Wednesday site, and if you haven't already done so, make sure you visit the Design Team's blogs to see for more inspiration.

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot


Heidi Weaver said...

Great look for those flowers using the Baby Wipes Technique, Penny! Your card has such a wonderful wealth of detail. The longer you look at it, the more you see. You've combined the sketch with our colour challenge beautifully. Love this card!

Gail said...

So that's how you did it! Awesome results.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Yes Gail, not too much to it. Baby wipes or shaving cream they really are great techniques for blending a lot of colours. Happy Stamping!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Glad you like the card and saw all the details Heidi. I'm now in love with the new Sparkle EF, and I really like how the flowers look with the Wink of Stella. Too bad the pictures don't show it off more. Hope your week goes better.

Jenny Engelke said...

I like how you modified the sketch and added several flowers instead of one. Really lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Deborah Smart said...

Gorgeous flowers, Penny! I was thinking maybe the rock 'n' roll technique - your colours are so perfectly placed! Thanks for sharing your creativity :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Jenny for your comment on my modification of the sketch for the CCMC. Appreciate it. Yes, I guess that was like poetic license on my part......... I just needed more blooms.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Deb for your comment on my flower colouring and placement Deb. I think it might look like Rock n' Roll technique because I used a sponge dauber around the edges of the petals. I really like the baby wipe technique because you can get such a variety of shading or if you re-stamp each time in the same place you'll get a repeat....almost like the Misti. Lol!

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