Saturday 29 November 2014

Challenge up your life: Challenge #3 Türkis und braun / Turquoise and brown

Hi Crafters,

today we are challenging you again, over at 

The Challenge this time is:

Challenge #3 Turquoise and brown

I personally find color challanges rather hard to do, I usually have trouble finding the right colors in my stash. So I often leave them out, but this time that was no option!

So I decided to use my new alcohol markers for the brown and some shadow ink and distress inks für the turqoise. 

I cut a small panel with rounded corners, white embossed the bunny and the moon. Then I masked them off and sponged on soft pool and tide pool shadow ink and darkened the edges with a littly salty ocean and peacock feather distress ink. I left a bit of a halo around the moon, not too defined. 

Then I masked off the top of the panel with a torn edge and sponged a mountain range in the background with salty ocean, peacock feather and a Stampin' Up smokey slate. Then I colored in the bunny with alcohol markers and added faux stitching and a few small stars with my gel pen. 

After the panel was finished, I spent ages to decide how to arrange it in my card base. I tried twine, different banners, different positions. I wanted the banners do be either stamped in turquoise or brown, but with my choice of inks it always turned out splotchy. 

In the end I changed my mind and stamped the banner in brown vintage foto, then colored it with alcohol markers. After I finished coloring, I heat embossed the banner edge and the sentiment in white on top. 

I added faux stitching with a brown multiliner around the white cardbase. Then I arranged and adhered a little thread under the panel and popped up the panel and the banner on some foam dots. 

Then I added the same brown stitching on the envelope. The very last thing I did, was adding some puffy paint on the bunnys bottom.

I hope you'll have lots of fun with this Challenge.

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