Monday, 13 July 2020

Snippets Challenge #382

Don't you just hate it when colours which look fine together in real life seem to change tones when photographed or scanned.  I can assure you that these pale aqua tones really do match in the actual card.  This was made for the latest challenge over in the Playground and apart from the base card everything else is from my snippets collection..  I started by multi-layer stamping the flowers and leaves using snippets of cream card  before die cutting them with their matching dies. Next step was to cut the circular frame from a larger cream snippet and a smaller circle using a snippet of aqua card which was then embossed with a floral embossing folder before popping behind the frame..  Next I found an even larger snippet of some aqua paper which was in a booklet of papers which came free with a magazine.  This piece was lightly stencilled using a leaf stencil and ink the same colour as one of the flower layers.I then set about arranging the various elements until I was satisfied with the layout.  As usual there is a super prize this fortnight for the lucky person whose name gets picked so well worth having a go.

Flower stamps set - Modern Blooms from Altenew (with matching dies)
Embossing Folder - Crafter's Companion
Circles - dies from Creative Expressions
Sentiment - computer generated using Word


  1. Love the Altenew floral stamps Val and the colours are lovely..


  2. I know just what you mean Val, they look perfect together until you photograph it and then they look as though they clash. I love this card with the delicate embossing in the background.

    Sue xx

  3. Hi Val

    Yeah .. .. my camera doesn't like blue very much and distorts it into another shade. Yours look beautiful though on my screen.

    A really pretty card and a great design.

    You mentioned a saying that said green was an unlucky colour to have for a wedding. My auntie and uncle told me this too .. .. they had green bridesmaid dresses for their wedding despite what everyone told them. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last month .. .. and when it was their golden wedding anniversary they asked me to do green invitations for their guests to celebrate with them, and green favours to have as place settings. It was clearly a very lucky colour for them!

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. On my screen, everything coordinates beautifully with some real depth of that blue color in the flowers! What a lovely birthday card, and good luck with the Snippets draw!

  5. Wow Val - stunning card. It looks like 'no-line' colouring - so pretty!


    Di xx