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Color Palette Challenge!

by Lisa Stein October 20, 2018 5 Comments

Good morning! I hope you're having a great first day of your weekend. Lisa here to tell you about our latest challenge at A Blog Named Hero and hope that you'll join in on the fun.

We are using this picture as our inspiration and so far we've seen some gorgeous entries!

I made a simple anniversary card to help inspire you, and I love how it turned out. It looks a bit like a stained glass mosaic to me, in the pictures. Read on and you'll learn what else I think it looks like. 

As you can see, while I was inspired by the color palette, I didn't match it exactly. I have just a shade or two brighter versions of those colors. 

I stamped the Branches Bold Prints stamp onto some watercolor paper with Versamark ink. I sprinkled that with Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it until it was shiny. Then I took the third largest Rounded Infinity Rectangle Die and moved it around on the background until I liked the placement and ran it through my die cutting machine to get my card front.

I scribbled my watercolor markers onto a palette and used a watercolor brush to apply color to various sections of the background. I had originally planned to fill it all in, but as I was working on it, I realized that with some white areas it reminded me of when I look up through a canopy of trees and see the sky.  

Once I had colored it in to my satisfaction I added more layers of color to deepen some sections and just to get a more organic feel, as these were now leaf canopies (in my mind) and they wouldn't be perfectly shaded. For the sentiment I used a stamp from Everyday Sayings, and coincidentally, my anniversary is next month and now I am prepared.

Side Note: on our anniversary, I make a card, write a note in it, and give it to my husband in the morning. He writes back to me and gives it to me that night. It's just a little tradition that we've come up with and it makes me happy to look back on them whenever I come across one in the house. 

I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge at A Blog Named Hero this month. Great autumnal colors, and if it's spring where you are, just go brighter like I did! There are prizes to be won, you know you could use a Hero Arts gift certificate, so make sure to enter. 





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5 Responses

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 22, 2018

Cool design!! Thanks for the inspirations!

Lagene
Lagene

October 22, 2018

Gorgeous canopy of tree branches card!

Bunny
Bunny

October 22, 2018

Beautiful card. Stamp & Scrapbook Expo sent me here.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 21, 2018

What a gorgeous card Lisa and I love the tradition you have with your husband, so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Em
Em

October 20, 2018

I am truly loving this card. Seeing the stamped image as a “canopy” gives it new dimension. It would be interesting to see it realistically painted as such. The segmenting also conjures up endless possibilities.