Summer Card Camp Week 2

Today is the first chance I have had to make some cards using this weeks colour combination.  Again these are colours I wouldn't normally reach for to use together so I am having great fun leaving my comfort zone and being inspired by the many fabulous examples from our teachers and guest designers as well as all the other participants who upload their creations to the student gallery.

When these colours were first introduced by our Camp Hostess she mentioned that these colours reminded her of things such as Watermelon and Margarita's.  This is one girl who takes after my own heart and when I heard watermelon I just knew I was going to use the watermelon stamp from the Unity June Kit of the Month which had only arrived late last week.  The sentiment is also from the same kit.

Stamps:  Unity June KOTM, Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Black Archival Ink and SU Stampin' Write Markers Garden Green, Real Red and Peach Parfait,
Ink Pads Peach Parfait and So Saffron, and Reinkers Green Galore.
Other:  Coloured Twine, SU Buttons and SU Scallop Border Punch

To create my image panel, I firstly stamped the watermelons in Black Archival Ink onto gloss card.  I also at this time stamped a few extras on normal white card to create a mask.  I covered my stamped watermelons with the mask and then mixed a bit of one of my SU Green Reinker's with some alcohol blending solution and sponged, dabbed across the gloss card.  Once dry I then proceeded to colour in my watermelons using Garden Green, Real Red and Peach Parfait SU Markers.  I stamped my sentiment onto white cardstock which I then sponged with a combination of Peach Parfait and So Saffron Ink and then very messily added some faux stitching to the edges of my scalloped sentiment panel. 

I thought the teaming of these colours with black really made them pop and I am now definitely inspired to play with these colours some more.  I will hopefully be back to post a couple of these cards in the next few days.


Julie said...

Yummoh! Hurry up summer. What an interesting card Danielle.

Tammy said...

I love this card Danie, the colors really pop!

Becky said...

Delicious looking card and wonderful coloring.

Lone Pine Designs said...

Great job with the challenge!

Lynn McAuley said...

I've had my two teenage granddaughters with me this week and haven't gotten around to check in on your work!!

I love this fun summer card with its luscious watermelon!! We had our first melon of the season on the 4th of July!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh! love the melons!!