Color Challenge

When I saw this color challenge go up on Inspired by Stamping, I went straight to my craftroom.  I found the most stunning blue feather, and knew I’d be making a card around that feather.

This was a reasonably easy card, but a tad tedious, mostly because I dyed both the flowers used.

I started with raspberry cardstock, then stamped around it with Little Flowers. I did this in Firebrick Red Distress Ink, because it was an almost perfect match for the cardstock.

Next I dyed the large flowers, which are from my stash (originally from Kaisercraft), using Firebrick Red Distress Ink again. The ‘blue’ flowers are from IBS, and I dyed them with Broken China Distress Ink. These were all put aside to dry. (For all these, I added the distress ink to a heat-proof pad, then spritzed with water. This makes the color absorb and distribute better.)

Then I cut an oblong piece of cream cardstock to use as a backing sheet in the centre. I stamped the greeting with Versamark, then embossed with blue embossing powder. The greeting was stamped with Big Wishes II.

I also ran Versamark around the edges and added blue embossing powder there too, as I felt it was a little bare.

The feathers were added to the Firebrick Red flowers with Zots, then another Zots added, and they were both added to the cream card. Last but not least, I added the ‘blue’ flowers, using Glossy Accents.

Okay, that’s it. Fairly simple, as I said, but because I dyed all the flowers, it took a little longer.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!


10 thoughts on “Color Challenge

  1. Thanks Lindsay. My original idea was to use as little of the raspberry as possible, but as you can see, I totally reversed that!

  2. How cute! I love the blue fluffy feathers! Did you color the feathers, or do they come “in colors”.
    I am liking that redish/blue color combo more and more, I can’t seem to pull it off.
    BTW: what are Zots? Is my American showing? LOL
    Thanks for sharing!
    (As an aside: What happened to Capstra? I am still a bit nervous just hitting the “Submit Comment” button, without looking! I have expect the reprimand. LOL)

  3. Hey Anna, the feathers come like that – already coloured! I’ve never tried colouring them, not sure how they would come out.

    Zots are basically glue dots, but they’re extra strong. Not sure why you haven’t heard of them, they’re available in the US. I bought some there last year.

    I’ve turned off the Captcha because too many people were having issues with it. I have installed (internal) spam-catching software on the blog, and it’s actually doing it’s job!!

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