Monday, 29 July 2019


My card today is for the Fab Friday challenge - which is a colour challenge

I made this card a few days ago and when it was first made those colours looked so vibrant.  It's had a few days to settle and I'm surprised how soft and muted they have gone - maybe I needed more ink in my water colouring to keep the bright colours showing?  Or it could be the paper I used as I don't have any water colour paper at the moment.  

I've used Colourful Seasons for my card and am pleased this one didn't retire this year as I don't have very many current sets left.  I started the card using my aqua painter using the colours above.  I then stamped over them with a Tim Holtz dots stencil and alternated the colours.  I used the small dot stamp from Timeless Textures to carry the dots on and off the paper.

I used Bermuda Bay as the base card stock and also cut out the chair from the matching thinlets.  However I embossed the chair first running it through the Big Shot so that the chair had some texture.  The sentiment is from another retired set from SU Cottage Greetings.  I added a few sequins just to finish off the card.



Amanda Mertz said...

I like the muted colors for the background as well as the stencil and dot splatters. They get all the colors in without being overwhelming! That chair will always be a favorite of mine too! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Heather said...

So fun, Fiona - I love the layering of inks - stamping off is one of my fave tricks, lol. Looks wonderful! Such a cute chair, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

stampwithamyk said...

Sweet card! Love the embossed chair, perfect way to use those colors! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!