Friday, August 17, 2018

Bold Nature Silhouette - Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature - Fab Friday 144

  So have you all missed me this summer??  I have been MIA and I don't even have a good reason other than the lazy days of summer have been in full effect in our house.  We are squeezing every last ounce of laying around doing nothing in these last few weeks before school starts again.  But for now I did rouse myself to get to the stamp room so I could make a card for this week's Fab Friday challenge.

  It's a doozy this time!  Check out these bold, bright colors!  Perfect summer colors!

  I pulled these colors out and left them sitting on my desk for a few hours before stamping and I would peek at them every so often in between the busyness of being lazy just to get a feel for them.

  A nice bold silhouette was the direction I wanted to go in so my Rooted in Nature set that I LOVE was close at hand with gorgeous tree shapes to choose from.

  My first step was to watercolor 3 of the colors onto watercolor paper; Poppy Parade at the top, Calypso Coral in the middle and Lemon Lime Twist at the bottom.  I will say the Poppy Parade and Calypso Coral looked pretty much identical until the paper dried at little and even then it's pretty close but I think you can see that the middle color has a hint of pink.

After the watercolor paper was dried with the heat tool I dripped some water drops onto the colors (yes on purpose!) and then blotted them up with a paper towel.  I like the effect as it gave a bit of depth to the watercoloring.

  Next, I embossed the tall tree in black embossing powder right onto the watercolored background.  To enhance the black tree silhouette I added a few black faceted dots and a strip of black cardstock along one edge.

  The thank you sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover on a scrap of watercolor paper and popped on dimensionals.

  The whole panel is mounted on a Call Me Clover base.

  Check out all the wonderful ideas using this color combo over at the Fab Friday site.  The Design Team knocks it out of the park every challenge.  And we can't wait to see what you come up with so please play along add your card to the gallery.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Rooted in Nature

Ink: Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Versamark

Paper: Call Me Clover, watercolor paper, Basic Black

Accessories: dimensionals, faceted dots, black embossing powder

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