Friday, October 7, 2011


We were given another colour challenge over at Inkspiration 4U Fall session by Dianne Oullette. I am so not an orange person. If you follow my blog, you'll know this. I had made an attempt to complete all challenges, so I couldn't shy away from this.

I found that the Pumpkin Pie was too 'bright' for me, so I decided to try a technique that was in the 'to do' crypt. I got out my trusty crayons and dusted them off. I applied my crayons direct to my stamp and then gently spritzed with water, then stamped the image. This certainly had the effect of softening that bright Pumpkin Pie.

I also got some white taffeta and a sponge dauber and Bravo Burgundy ink and coloured the ribbon to get it to match. In an attempt to 'distress' I scrunched up the background and added ink to the folds and then reflattened - easier said then done. Unfortunatley this photo looks like it is still scrunched but it isn't really.

Card: Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy
Punches: Small Oval, Large Oval
Ribbon: White Taffeta
Embellishments: Regal Brads
Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, Petite Pairs, En Francais

Till next time, happy stamping...


  1. I wld not have known where to start with these colours Sonia!! I only just noticed the scrunched backgrouns....si it ain't THAT obvious!!! The sentiment set is on my wishlist. I think it's a beautiful card darl. ooxx

  2. Lynda ... you gotta try this combo ... it worked so beautifully. And ... Sonia's soft colours are so gorgeous! Hugs xx


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