Global Design Project #081 Colour Challenge – Watercolour Birthday Blooms

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Global Design Project #081 Colour Challenge – Watercolour Birthday Blooms

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Hello and welcome! Today I decided to play along with Global Design Project and their Colour Challenge. I love that one of the colours can be our own choice.

I had couple of ideas which colour to use, but because I couldn’t decide which one to choose I created two cards instead of one 🙂

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Basic Grey/Night of Navy ‘Friend To Friend’ card dimensions:

  • Basic Grey cardstock: 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ scored in half at 4-1/8″ (21cm x 14.8 cm scored in half at 10.5 cm)
  • Watercolour Paper: 3-6/8″ x 3″  (9.5 cm x 7.6 cm)
  • Regals Designer Series Paper Paper Stack: 3-5/8″ x 3/8″ (9.2 cm x 1 cm) strip of diagonal stripes design paper in Night of Navy
  • Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine: approx 33″ (84 cm) + strip of Basic Grey cardstock to secure/hide the twine ends inside the card

For this first card, I decided to use rather classic Night of Navy with Basic Grey colour combination.

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I heat embossed beautiful floral image from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set on a piece of Watercolour Paper in Whisper White Embossing Powder. Next, I watercolour the image using my ink pads as palettes.  For the flower, I’ve used Night of Navy ink pad. For the leaves, I’ve used Basic Grey Archival ink pad, which was a little bit tricky but doable. Just had to work really fast once I squished some ink onto my ink pad cover flap. When finished my leaves, I’ve added more water to the ink that left on the cover and I’ve done a quick wash of light grey around the flower.

For the sentiment, I chose sweet ‘friend to friend’ from Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and stamped it in Basic Grey Archival Ink in the bottom right corner of my watercolour panel.

Tip: If using clear mount or wood mount stamp sets, always use Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align your sentiment. It’s best tool ever!

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To prepare my base I stamped the same floral image all over the card front with Versamark ink. Next, I wrapped Night Of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine around the front of the card and secured it at the back with a piece of cardstock.

I adhered a strip of DSP underneath the watercolour piece and added it to the card base, slightly offsetting my piece. The final touch was to add Clear Wink Of Stella to my floral.

For my next card colour combination, I took an idea from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalogue, page 76.  I love how Night of Navy and Delightful Dijon complement each other creating distinguished look.

Anna' Stampin' Cave_Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms Stamp Set_Watercolour Card_Delightful Dijon Night Of Navy

Delightful Dijon/Night of Navy ‘Friend To Friend’ card dimensions:

  • Delightful Dijon cardstock: 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ scored in half at 4-1/8″ (21cm x 14.8 cm scored in half at 10.5 cm)
  • Regals Designer Series Paper Paper Stack, Night of Navy diagonal stripes design: 4-2/8″ x 3-5/8″ (10.8 cm x 9.2 cm)
  • Watercolour Paper: 3-6/8″ x 3″  (9.5 cm x 7.6 cm)
  • Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine: approx 12″ (30 cm)

Same as with my first card, I stamped the whole card front with a floral image from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set in Versamark Ink and adhered the piece of DSP in the middle of my card base.

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Next, I stamped and heat embossed the same image on the watercolour panel in Whisper White. Flowers, as before, are watercoloured with Night of Navy ink, just this time I decided for darker, deeper shade. For the leaves, however, I’ve used Delightful Dijon ink, with a very light wash of DD in the background.

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A sentiment, same again, is stamped in Night of Navy ink in the top right corner of the panel. I took a piece Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine, wrapped it at the bottom of my watercolour piece and tied a little bow. I adhered my panel to the card base, offsetting again. Clear Wink of Stella finishes off the look.

And here are both of my cards together:

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I love how they turned out! Same stamp set, same technique, and same design but two completely different looks. Which one do you like the most? Please let me know in comments below.

As always, I really want to encourage you to visit the Global Design Project challenge blog to see other beautiful projects from all around the world. Just click on their logo below to visit the website

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Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle B
    Apr 07, 2017 @ 18:10:38

    Really sharp and elegant! Love the colors you chose and your design!

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  2. Sharon Frees
    Apr 08, 2017 @ 08:40:28

    Wow what an elegant card. My eye was immediately drawn to it on Pinterest. I had to go to your blog to check it out. I will be trying to make something like this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Global Design Project Design Team
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 02:34:07

    Wow Anna, what beautiful cards. Each so perfectly coloured and I love the subtle wink of stella sparkle. Both your free colour choices work so well with your design however each card has a very different look. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! We love you playing along with us.

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  4. Natalie Lapakko
    Apr 09, 2017 @ 12:20:06

    These are such beautiful cards and so beautifully photographed! You are so talented!

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  5. Cheryll Miller
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 04:39:03

    Anna, I am such a fan of your work! You are very talented … both these cards are divine!! xx

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  6. Cheryll Miller
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 08:22:30

    A big congratulations on being chosen as GDP guest designer! Love your work! xx

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. Jay Soriano
    Apr 10, 2017 @ 14:09:56

    Congrats Anna for the win on your beautiful projects! Can’t wait to see what you will make as a Guest Designer 🙂

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