I have to admit...when I saw Jessie's color challenge to use Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss and Cameo Coral together I thought she was nuts!!! I mean, coral with rose red?? That's just crazy talk. And even when I first pulled out the cardstock I still thought she must be insane...but as I started playing more I decided it wasn't as big a stretch as I initially thought.
I decided a beach theme would be fun, especially since that's what I'm dreaming of with this nasty cold rain we've been getting. I stamped the palm tree from Soakin' Up the Sun into the Kiwi Kiss ink first, then used a marker to color the trunk chocolate chip. After stamping, I took a blender pen and pulled some color in to color the leaves and trunk, but still leave a dark outline. Next, I cut out a mask of the tree (not easy, let me tell you!!!) and made one for the horizon line and then sponged on some color. I first added the cameo coral near the horizon line, then some rose red moving upwards. For the water I used Pacific Point, then added a little Night of Navy near the top to make it darker further away. Lastly, I used Creamy Caramel for the sand after moving the mask to leave a little white foam at the edge of the waterline.
Since this card was for a Jessie challenge--the layer and embellishment QUEEN--I had to really step it up from my usual simple cards. I have 3 layers (including the patterned paper from the Bella Rose pack which I've almost finished off!!) Then I added the Groovy Guava stitched ribbon because I thought it matched the coral pretty well. The main image is popped up over the ribbon, then I added the photo corners. I stamped a greeting from the set with black ink so it would stand out on the dsp. Lastly, I added the hardware with a little Kiwi satin ribbon because it was a very Jessie thing to do! :-)
After all that, I really like this card! It's something i can be proud to send along to my fellow Prettie Girl Danielle (who's much colder than I being in Michigan and all poor thing!) Have a very Prettie Wednesday everyone, and be sure to check out all the other Prettie blogs to see their creations.
Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Soakin' Up the Sun by Paper Pretties
CS: Pure Luxury White, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Cameo Coral, SU! Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Cameo Coral, chocolate chip, creamy caramel, pacific point, night of navy, palette noir
Acc: ribbon, photo corner punch, hph, sponge