Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fab Friday Color Challenge #FabFri150: Country Home

Good afternoon!  Well this snowy day is definitely a change from our usual November weather (trust me, Aidan is very excited for the snow day and being off from school).  Today I'm playing along with the Fab Friday color challenge to make another Thanksgiving card (slowing widdling away on my To Do list).  I decided to go with another coloring card so I could use my Stampin' Blends and did add a couple of extra colors to fill out my floral arrangement but think it works.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder (I did lightly sponge with the Crumb Cake ink to distress it a little).  Next I added a piece of Country Lane Designer Series Paper and wrapped some Mint Macaron Twine from the Nature's Twine package.

For the main stamped image I stamped the milk bucket and flowers from the Country Home stamp set using Momento Black ink on Whisper White and then colored it in with my Stampin' Blends, and Stampin' Write Marker (for the Mint Macaron leaves).  Tip:  to help get the lighter effect on the bucket, after coloring it with the light and dark Smoky Slate Blend's I went over parts of it with the Color Lifter Blends to lighten just where I wanted, love this effect!  Once I was done coloring I attached the stamped piece with dimensionals.  The greeting is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Cajun Craze ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and then cut out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits and attached with dimensionals.

I have to say, I can't get over how relaxing coloring is (no wonder kids enjoy it so much, we all should get back to the simple things) and the blends make it easy to create a pretty watercolor look, even if you don't have the skills.

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  1. Beautiful coloring! The shading on the can is spot on! I also like the tin tile texture; it goes nicely with the vintage feel of the image! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. Beautiful card! Love the embossing on the background, perfect colors for Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  3. Wow, beautiful coloring on this Diana! A gorgeous Thanksgiving card! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!


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