Here are the fantastic colors for this week:
Aren't they gorgeous? I had the intention of doing a very clean and graphic card using these crisp colors, but somehow I ended up with this card.
It might be hard to see where all the challenge colors are, but they are in there :) I'd just received an order which had a lot of Tim Holtz layering stencils and the Mini Muse stamp set which has this "umbrella man" stamp which is one of my all-time favorites. So of course, I had to use it all!
The card base is Crumb Cake. I sponged over several stencils using Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive and Pumice Stone distress inks, as well as Smoky Slate ink from SU. After that, I used Picket Fence distress stain and the Shatter stencil for some white highlights.
The main panel is watercolor paper that I coated with Pumice Stone distress stain, then painted over with Crushed Olive and Stormy Sky ink. I also used some Picket Fence stain on this piece as well. Umbrella Man is clear embossed over black and then the "Live the life you've imagined" stamp was stamped several times down the right hand side. The edges of all panels were distressed and sponged with Vintage Photo ink. A tiny little piece of filmstrip ribbon was stapled to the top left corner.
For the sentiment, I used a leftover piece of painted watercolor paper and dabbed on some Picket Fence paint to give more of a blank panel. After that dried, I stamped the Penny Black sentiment.
Thanks for visiting. Be sure to check out the wonderful creations from the Color Throwdown team - their work is amazing!
I'm entering this card into the Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, which is to use stencils and stamps.
Stamps: Mini Muse (Stampers Anonymous), Thinking of You (Penny Black)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Crushed Olive, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo distress inks (Ranger), Smoky Slate (SU)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Watercolor
Accessories: Picket Fence Distress Stain and Paint, Pumice Stone Distress Stain, Tim Holtz Layering Stencils: Speckles, Dot Fade, Measured, Schoolhouse, Shatter. Tim Holtz Filmstrip ribbon, staples, MFT Fishtail Flag Die