Saturday, June 25, 2016

Virginia's View Challenge #22--All About Colors

Followers of Virginia's View Challenge are so excited that she's back
and running her popular challenges this summer! I'm super thrilled to be
a guest for Challenge #22--All About Colors--and I've created two cards
to share with you today.

Both cards use the same background stamp--My Favorite Things' Bundles of
Blossoms Background--colored with different coloring mediums.

After white embossing the stamp on watercolor card stock, I used Zig Clean Color
brush markers to brush on colors in rainbow order, then blended them with 
a water brush. After it was dried, I cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die,
and adhered it to a cream card base.

The "thanks" was die cut three times from black card stock and glued
together to form a thick sentiment. The rest of the sentiment was white
embossed and trimmed to a banner strip. The sentiment was adhered to
the panel, and the card was finished off with some clear sequins.

For my second card, I white embossed the stamp on water color card stock
and ink distressed in rainbow fashion, fading off towards the top.
A bit of water was spattered over the surface, and cut with a stitched
rectangle die after it was dried.

The two part sentiment was die cut three times and glued together to form 
a thicker sentiment, then adhered to the panel. Once again, the card was
finished off with some clear sequins.

You have until the end of July to enter your colorful creations and enter as
many cards as you wish! There will be a Top 10 Favorites List, and a random
winner will be chosen from the Top 10 to win a $15 Simon Says Stamp gift card!

Hope to see you in the gallery!


  1. Gorgeous cards D..... Love your use of color! Xoxo

  2. Virginia knows just who to come to for most excellent use of color, Donna! Gorgeous rainbow colored cards - LOve that faded area on #2! xx

  3. Two gorgeous cards Donna - the colours are "singing" with that beautiful floral background :-)

  4. FABULOUS cards, Donna! Love the texture of the embossed images especially after you colored them. THANK YOU for the tips!

  5. Congratulations on your guest spot Donna! I can't think of a better person for this challenge! Your use of color is always superb!! Your two cards are stunning and colorfully spectacular!

  6. You are SO creative to come up with TWO techniques using the same stamp!! I love the first card with the variation of colors from Zig Markers! The 2nd card is stunning with the white embossing and Distress Inks! I love that you left it partially white! so inspiring you are, Donna! Thank you very much for taking the time to guest design for us in the midst of lazy crazy summer! You are truly the BEST! xoxo

  7. Thanks for sharing your color theory and brilliantly beautiful cards. No one does color like you.

  8. Gorgeous cards! love the rainbow resist!