Paper Craft Crew 287 – Concord & 9th Banners & Blooms
Welcome back to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge.
I was excited about this sketch because I had just bought a banner set from Concord & 9th called Banners & Blooms with a die called Banner Ribbon die that was PERFECT for this sketch! But what colors to use in the blooms? I feel like I get in a rut with colors, so I once again turned to the Rifle Paper Company for a beautiful color scheme. I found these shoes. I loved the colors so much and it’s so far from what I would tend to pick myself, so I grabbed my Copic hex chart and started matching colors. Lookie:
GOJUS! I decided to transform the circle element so that it was stamped instead of a circle die cut. I stamped the blooms stamp once right side up then turned my paper around in the MISTI and placed it in exactly the same position and stamped again, then started coloring.
After I got the flowers colored, I decided to fill in the background with soft peach colors and that really made the color combination pop.
I used the colorless blender to create a beautiful stippled background just by placing little dots all over, more intense in some places than others. I also added some Cool Gray shades right underneath to help the flowers come away from the background.
I created the ribbon banner by cutting out three sets of Audrey Blue card stock from Simon Says Stamp and one from MFT Stamps’ Tropical Teal card stock. I stacked the three sets of Audrey Blue and used the 5 small fill-in pieces in Tropical Teal. I stamped the greeting stamps on top and heat embossed with clear EP. After positioning the banner on the image, I decided I needed to fill in behind with the tiny floral spray included with the set, and then I added tiny dots of white gel pen. After all that, it needed something on top of the banner, so I stamped the small flowers, colored them, fussy cut them, and added dots of Sakura Stardust just to make them a little glittery.
After I got it put together, I added some of my new favorite Buttons Galore & More Soft Colors sequins. I think it turned out SO beautiful and I’m happy that I used colors that are not in my usual range.
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