Thursday, 23 July 2015

Stampin' Up! Achievers Blog Hop - Colour Me New

Hello again and thanks so much for joining us in this month's Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop.
This month we have a new theme that requires us to
"Use at least two new 2015-2017 In-Colors in your project. Other colors can be used, however please use at least two new In-colors."
You are at Ann Craig's Blog now and I'm so glad you've stopped by.

I didn't think this would be too hard as I am enjoying most of the new 2015 -2017 In Colors, however I have struggled to create something  for this blog hop that I feel is satisfactory.
This is what I ended up with...

I've seen plenty of gorgeous examples of cards using the Vintage Leaves stamp set and thought combining the In Colors would give some wonderful Autumn Colours. I knew I'd be able to neutralise some of the colours by overlapping them and am really happy with the way the leaf turned out. It is a combination of Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and a little Mint Macaron sponged onto the stamped image and then over-stamped with the original image in Tip Top Taupe ink.
You can see that I crumpled it a little before placing one dimensional in the centre and adhering both the tip of the leaf and the stem, to the background of the card.
I've used my "go - to" stamp sets - Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art, to create the background in Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe.
The card base is Whisper White with edges sponged in Tip Top Taupe, matted onto Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. 

The tag is stamped with a greeting from "I Think Your Great" stamp set, and the "celebrate" is from Expressions Naturals Elements that I have sponged lightly with Delightful Dijon ink. 

I hope you like what I've made - I'm still not convinced although I am warming to the finished product.
Thanks so much for stopping by....
Now you should hop along to the next link in the list below to get some more awesome inspiration on ways to use the new 2015 - 2017 In Colors.
Simply select the name after my name and you'll be on your way!

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  1. It's awesome! Well done Ann - love the vintage feel to your card. Thanks so much for playing along this month

  2. how you colored the leaf and the greeting ties it all together!

  3. Love the "grungy-ness"of this creation Ann......gorgeous as always :)

  4. I love your colors!!! So fun!

  5. Great card Ann...and coming from Canada, I can tell you that your coloured leaves really do have an authentic feel to them. Great colours! You've done this blog hop proud! :) God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

  6. Love, Love, Love! When I grow up can I be just like you? Every project you make whether it is cards or scrapping pages jolts me with a WOW feeling. I adore your work Ann and find it inspiring always. Thanks for this card - even more ideas than before.

  7. So fun - love this! As soon as I saw this card I knew Shannean would LOVE it! And she does :) I adore it too. So earthy and elegant with so many beautiful details. A beautiful card Ann. Thanks for playing along to the bloh hop this month. Louise xo

  8. Lovely card Ann, like the colors

  9. Holy smokes that looks so creative! Love the autumn feeling of this card.
    And you used my favorite In Colors Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. :)

  10. Ann!!!!! This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! The colours look so real and so warm!!!! I absolutely love this!


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