TGIF Challenges - #TGIFC267 Colour Challenge

Sunday 7 June 2020 Bridgwater, UK

I've taken part in the TGIF Challenge today! This week they have a colour challenge to use the Stampin' Up! colours Crumb Cake, Bumble Bee and Night of Navy. 

I was completely outside of my comfort zone here but it is great to stretch yourself and work with colour combinations you never normally would combine together! I'm going to try to do this more often!

To view cards entered into this challenge click here.

Another challenge for me right now is I don't have a lot of 'current' Stampin' Up! product to use. The new catalogue was released a few days ago so I am patiently waiting for my box of goodies to arrive... so in the meantime I have a pack of Misty Moonlight cardstock (see this Monday's blog post) and a pack of the Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" DSP to play with and showcase on my blog!

I have quite a few stamp sets and dies but they are mostly sentiment stamp sets and labels dies! I seem to be quite a collector of these. What this situation has allowed me to do is really look at the individual stamp and dies I've overlooked, so you'll see a few of these over the next few blog posts!

I didn't actually have any Bumble Bee cardstock so I selected one of the patterned paper sheets that featured this colour in the Flowers for Every Season DSP. I really love the subtle monochrome flower design and wish it was available in other colours. 

The dies I've used are from in the Garden Gateway Dies. I've actually used the same patterned paper to die cut these shapes from, I really like the multi-tonal look that's been achieved. 

The panel of Night of Navy cardstock has been embossed using the Pinewood Plank embossing folder. I stamped 'Thanks' in Versa Mark ink using a sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I then broke down the fibres in the Crumb Cake cardstock using my bone folder to give it a worn look. To finish I've added Linen Thread and a Gold Gilded Gem.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. At 10pm BST time on Monday evening I'll be publishing another blog post where I am taking part in a special showcase with demonstrators from all over the world!

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