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52CCT May 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. This is the 2nd week that I am hostess of the challenges over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And with it being the 2nd week I am in charge of the colour choices to be used.

I came up with this colour combination by looking at the patterned paper pad that I wanted to use for this challenge. Those 3 colours that I chose were the predominant colours for the pad so I went with them.

My image has the light grey background and yellow of the wattle but it is mainly red and green then I added this brown paper which has a woodgrain pattern through it. I added a strip of green metallic paper between the two patterned papers to disguise the transition between them. The sentiment panel is printed on my computer as I didn’t have anything quite suitable in my stash. I decided to keep this one pretty simple so that it would be suitable for anyone to receive.

Until my next post,
Be kind to each other and yourselves.

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Koala-tea Legend

Hello everyone. This card is another for a resident at the aged care home. I wanted to do some cards that were a little more on the simpler side. But I also wanted to inject a little of me into them as well. The making of this card came about by looking at one of my favourite sketch sites – Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I used a stamp set from Uniquely Creative called G’day Mate. I just loved this image and sentiment in the set that I had to put them together on a card and this paper pad that I found buried on my desk had the perfect colour for the main panel and also the square element. This piece is actually the opposite side to the green panel. I stamped the koala image and coloured him in with my Copic markers just so that he popped a little more from the coloured square.

If I was to remake this card I think that I would consider heat embossing my sentiment just to help it to stand out a little more from the main panel. But I only thought of this once I had taken my stamps out of my stamp platform and didn’t want to totally stuff up the stamping if I put them in the incorrect position.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the Sketch #618 from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I hope that you find yourself doing something creative and having some fun along the way.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.