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Monday, 31 October 2016

CCM 176 Explosion of Colour

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is an Explosion of Colour. 176 Explosion of Colour

For my explosion I started off with a Carabelle Studio stamp called Stitched Mixed Media Background and stamped it twice and embossed in silver detail powder. I forgot to take a picture before step three so I am including a pic after I cut the petals!


I then just coloured randomly with three shades of Primary Elements from Luminarte mixed with bind and resist powder and water, so a sort of watercolour wash. I have to say at this stage I nearly threw it away as it looked too jumbled and dark and quite frankly a mess!

However I persevered and cut petals from the ‘mess’ with a mylar template. I cut more than I needed for choice, and edged each petal with a sparkly, but clear based, glitter glue. I formed the petals into a flower, using 12 of the petals I had made, against an embossed floral background I had already made from Crafters Companion. All are matted onto a couple of layers of plain white card and turquoise mirri to match the main colour of the flower. I created my own border with a complementary colour stabilo fine liner, and a gorgeous sparkly gem with a large silver pearl centre from Chloe’s Creative Cards to finish off the flower.

I was rather pleased with the end result, it definitely looked better than the ‘mess’ I cut it all out from!

I am entering this into:-

Brown Sugar - #222 Birthday
CAS on Sunday - #95 Flowers
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - #25 Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - #30 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #449 Lace and/or Pearls
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #44 Anything Goes
Morgan’s Artworld - #22 Embossing Wet or Dry
Polkadoodles - #42 Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - #39 Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - W is for Watercolour

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  1. Those is lovely...those colours are stunning!!

  2. A real explosion of colour - I love seeing the waste to give a clear idea of the before-and-after result. Thanks for sharing at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

  3. This is beautiful, such a stunning flower.
    Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles.

  4. What a gorgeous creation, I love it! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, Jo x

  5. Beautiful card Lin, adore your flower!

  6. A pretty 3D card, thanks for sharing with Morgan's Artworld!

  7. What a gorgeous flower! It's so pretty, and has some fabulous texture with the embossing. The colour combination works perfectly too - such bright, jewel shades!

  8. Very cool
    Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

  9. A gorgeous flower and the embossing folder is very nice xx

  10. Thud, gorgeous! Love the rich colours and all the dimension. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  11. Beautiful! Love all the colours in your flower!
    Thanks for watercolouring with the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!

  12. An adorable card! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

    Majo -DT ♥

  13. Great card Lin. Love the flower and the background embossing too. Happy crafting, Angela x

  14. This is so very pretty! I love the flower you created.

    and Thank for your always encouraging me


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