Global Design Project 069 - Colour Challenge

What else do you do when it gets hot but sit inside in the air conditioning and craft? While I was waiting for the southerly winds to hit last night and cool things down I made this card for this week's Global Design Project!

I generally have a lot of trouble using Delightful Dijon and I can really only enjoy the colour when it is a shade or two lighter so I knew I wanted to watercolour with the colour and keep it from being overpowering. I chose the single flower from the Special Reason set but instead of stamping the image with the stamp I used the thinlit from the coordinating set Stylish Stems to cut out a mask of the stamp and I used my aqua painters to lightly colour the flower with the mask. Removing the mask and I added a couple of other layers to add depth to the image. I then cut the painted flower out with another of the thinlits. I paired the Delightful Dijon flower with some Tip Top Taupe to make the flower stand out and then added some silver accessories.

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  1. Wow. Love the coloring on the flower and the way it pops off the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Global Design Project.

  2. What an stunning, elegant card Jo! The flower is such a vibrant contrast to the neutral background. Love it. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project and good luck with the Guest Artist pick.

  3. Wonderful card and design! I love how you did your flower and kept the background subtle.