Happy Thursday, friends, and welcome to another week at Create with Connie & Mary! It's a color challenge this week and the colors are gorgeous together...take a look:
I combined the colors with this fantastic sketch from the gals over at Card Patterns--love their sketches!
Blues and greens are probably two of my favorite colors but I rarely use purple and Concord Crush even less, lol! It's a very intense color so for my card, I lightened it up a bit:
The set Love & Sympathy is so pretty with two heartfelt sentiments and this gorgeous, grassy flower. To me it looks a bit like an iris so Concord Crush was a perfect color choice. I inked the flower with a Concord Crush marker and after stamping off once, inked the grass with a Certainly Celery marker and stamped the whole image onto some Very Vanilla cardstock cut with the Labels Framelit die. I repeated another flower, for a field effect, and added the lovely sentiment in Maria Mist. To the background I stamped the grass from Inspired by Nature in Certainly Celery to compliment the grass of the flower.
So, are you wondering where the Concord Crush DSP came from? Curious? Well, you can probably guess...that's right...My Digital Studio! I realized that I didn't have any Concord Crush DSP and I actually didn't have one in MDS that I liked either...shocking, I know! So...I made my own. I used a digital stamp called Fancy Fan (it matches a letterpress plate by the same name) and colored the "stamp" in Concord Crush. Because I wanted it a little lighter, I used the "opacity" command in MDS to reduce the intensity of the color. So not only did I make my own DSP, I also made my own color, lol! Concord Crush "lite"!
I mentioned that this set has two pretty sentiments--you saw the first one already and the second one is perfect for the inside. Stamped here in full strength Concord Crush and this time with a Marina Mist flower. I hope you've enjoyed today's card and feel inspired to play along with these gorgeous colors. Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing design team over at Create with Connie & Mary. If you decide to play along, you have until Wednesday, April 18th at Noon (EST). I hope you'll join us!
Stamps: Love & Sympathy; Inspired by Nature
Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla CS; MDS hybrid designer paper
Ink: Certainly Celery, Concord Crush, Marina Mist classic inkXtras: Marina Mist 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; Linen Thread; Labels Framelits; Basic Pearls; Stampin' Write Markers (Certainly Celery, Concord Crush, Marina Mist)