Confession time. I hate, I mean HATE colour challenges, like a child hates peas (well, I did as a kid) I avoid doing them at all costs (not peas, the colour challenge). I have skipped almost every colour challenge at Global Design Project since it started, not out of lack of time or too busy with work and study but I struggled SO much with my card, time expires. I have a stack of cards, that I started and never completed that were based on colour challenges. Not sure if it is my brain just not handling the “limitation” or creative stubbornness to not step outside my colour comfit zone. It was time for me to pull on my big girl panties to create a card using the colours Kylie selected for us, I will admit…. I have been thinking about these colours for weeks.
See the challenge page HERE
I am kind of happy with it; I did go a little crazy with the Tip Top Taupe watercolouring around the Sweetbriar Rose image. I have watercoloured on Shimmer cardstock using a Aqua painter for the was around the image, then switching to a Blender Pen for the leaves and flowers.
Inside the card, keeping the same elements from the front of the card and increasing the amount of Typeset printed paper. I am not one to write a long message inside my cards so that little room is fine for me. I much prefer “prettiness” than my ugly handwriting.