Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Card Camp week 2

Amazing colours... but challenging for me.  So many colours to go on one card.  I wanted to do something soft and was inspired by this card from Virginia to use the colours as a background.

Summer Card Camp week 2


I was gifted a set of Hero Arts Shadow stamps when my friend Sue passed away, and I used one of these with distress inks to make my background.  I then spritzed it some glimmer mist in a reddy colour to give some shimmer.  I then stamped the Hydrangea in red and green ink and coloured with distress inks.  I added some highlights with a white gel pen.  The seam binding ribbon ( purchased here) finished it off beautifully.  I was pleased with the final result.

I am enjoying the camp as I do struggle with putting colours together.  Seeing all the wonderful inspiration from Jennifer and Kristina and their guests is just awesome.

As a little side note, our niece, Rachel and her hubby, Angus, are now the proud parents of Willem born 5th July 2011 in Toronto.  Well done Rachel and Angus!  He's very sweet.

Hope you week is going well...

Cheers

Dawn

15 comments:

Sheila M Jones said...

This is really lovely!

CinnamonSally said...

This really is stunning Dawn, your use of all the stamps and the beautiful colours is perfect!!

Mary Jo said...

What a beautiful card. Just perfect.

Shelley said...

Beautiful Dawn!

Lin said...

LOVE it, Dawn! The color blocking in the background gives a subtle plaid effect!

Betty said...

gorgeous card - especially the soft colors and the blocking background.

Isha said...

Love the effect you created with the blocks Dawn. Super colors and coloring. Keep enjoying and sharing your creations.

Deirdre said...

Dawn - simply stunning. never got a chance to play last week! sob!!! HOpefully this week!!!

Sue said...

Lovely Dawn You have worked the colours to give a soft feel to the card. 5 colours can be a little overwhelming to make a design, so be proud of yourself for taking up the challenge.
Smiles:)

paula said...

Way to go Dawn! :D Your card is stunning. I love what you have done xoxoxoxoxo

Tiffany said...

What a luscious combination of colors, SOOO love this beauty, Dawn! I've missed out on your work, off to check out what you've been up to!

Jen said...

Just glorious!

Vicky said...

Beautiful card. It's great that you are enjoying the Card Camp. Congrats to Rachel and Angus on their new bubba :)

Suzanne C said...

Lovely background! Beautiful card. Congrats to your niece and family!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Pretty card, Dawn!