Change of Direction

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I had so many ideas going through my head about what I wanted to do with this colour challenge, infact I went to bed thinking about it; woke up and couldn't remember the idea I had! ha!


So I set about having a play with the Josephs coat technique, you lay down the colour, stamp and clear emboss it to create clear film, then put a dark or black colour on top of that so only the stamped area shows through.

Well... I tried! It just wasnt happening for me.  I then drew different inspiration from the photo using the leaf.  I had a play with colouring the leaf in different ways (I wish I had kept my dabbling for a photo!)  I settled on one that I liked and recreated it for the challenge.

I loved the idea of adding copper to the mix, so used it for the branch and a couple of smaller leaves to add interest.

I walked away from the card then had another thought!  The colours reminded me a bit of a rainbow and grey skies and the song I used to sing to my boys when they were little. You are my sunshine... then you make me happy when skies are grey! I was going to use an alphabet stamp for the lettering but then noticed the sentiments in the same stampset colourful seasons. It was perfect!


With a  bit of masking and jiggery pokery- it read you make me happy!

Thus completes the story of my card for colour inkspiration challenge 10! #CI10



Comments

  1. Amazing card, I am going to give this a try, hope mine turns out was nice and pretty like yours...

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    1. Please do! I would love to know how you got on. Do be in touch if I can be of any help!

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    1. Aww Thank you for leaving a comment Sandy

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  3. I was stunned by this card. I am a SU demo also. I did not even recognize these SU stamps and colors until I read your blog post! Very different than what I normally see. Thought this was Tim Holtz inks and stamps. I am on vacation but will try when I get back. This will be a BOB for me, best of the best!

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    1. Aw Nancy! Feel honoured! Wow what a compliment! Thank you! Don't think I linked my you tune yet... I have a video if it helps Stampin Star Creations on YouTube

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  4. PS. Highly recommend you put the details on what and how to order in your blog posts!

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    1. Thank you so much for the tip! Do you know how to get products pictures to show up?

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  5. A really charming video - well filmed and soft diction! And the card is gorgeous - the colours really pop! I hadn't really thought about that song, You are my Sunshine until I heard a programme on the radio recently called 'Soul Music' and several people were analysing the and now I realise the words have a deeper meaning. Thank you.

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    1. Carole, you have been so complimentary thank you! Would be interesting to know the meaning behind it! Thank you

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  6. Love your beautiful card. Thanks for the video.

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  7. Your card is absolutely stunning, Esther! I saw it on Pinterest and had to come check it out. Thank you for sharing your video on the process and for your inspiration.

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    1. Mary thank you so much for taking the time to look into the card I made. Appreciate your comment

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  8. Gorgeous card and beautifully done. I will definitely try this one. Thank you for sharing..

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    1. Aw thank you! Thanks for leaving a comment also

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  9. Striking!!! I LOVE your card and I [also] plan on trying it very soon!

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    1. Awww bril, glad you're going to give it a go Kat. Thank you for your lovely words

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  10. Hello - can you tell me the size of the card base for this lovely beautiful card?

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