It’s been ages since I took part in a design challenge so today was going to be the day. Then I received an email reminder about The Paper Players colour challenge PP450 and couldn’t resist.
STRIKING COLOUR PALETTE
The combination of Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green is really striking. Immediately I thought of sky, grass and water and actually started a project in that direction. Then I decided that was a bit obvious so did a complete 180 to go with a very graphic design.
I began with the “thank you” sentiment from the Tropical Chic Stamp Set, and using Blueberry Bushel ink stamped it onto a strip of Whisper White card. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to mount it onto a strip of Blueberry Bushel Card.
Next I found a larger piece of Blueberry Bushel Card in my scrap tin and some strips of Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green Card. I must admit that I played around quite a bit with layers and angles, then spotted the ‘barcode’ image in Tropical Chic. That sealed the deal.
Using more liquid glue I added a strip of Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue to my larger Blueberry Bushel piece. Like the barcode, I varied the width of the Blueberry Bushel borders to add interest. Then I fixed the layered sentiment straight onto the other layers.
Finally I attached the whole assembled piece to the front of a Thick Whisper White Card base with liquid glue.
As the ‘barcode’ had inspired the arrangement on the front it seemed only fitting that I use the image to complete my project.
Using Blueberry Bushel ink I stamped a column up the right-hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed this layer inside the card base.
Then once I’d stamped another column of ‘barcodes’ up the right-hand edge on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope I was done.
Well this is definitely not my usual style, but it makes a change from all the colouring and fussy-cutting I’ve been doing. This really is #simplestamping at its simplest.
So here’s the logo for The Paper Players challenge PP450 that prompted me to use colour in a very different way today.
Thanks Leanne for the inspiration!