Thursday, January 9, 2020

Add Depth with Colors!

Hello friends!

For the January Show and Share, please check back later today at 9pm EST for your entries and details!


Today's my turn to share a project with you over Altenew Card Blog.
Have you checked out the current January 2020 inspiration challenge? The color combo is really out of my norm as I don't use purple enough. Today's card is loosely based on the current January Inspiration Challenge colors.


I am excited to host January 2020 inspiration challenge! I love my neighborhood and surroundings where we have a wonderful wooded backyard and gardens. This month's inspiration photo was taken right from my front yard in the late Fall.  I adore the deep rich color combo of the berries and greens. I love using our Build-a-flower sets for various color combo. This latest Triumph Tulips is perfect for this challenge.


 I enjoy building a floral scene and always start with stamping the background.  Since the tulip is large in size, I stamped the leaves with  various green such as Hunter Green and Frayed Leaf.

For the Tulip, I used Crimson as my darkest shade and gradually added the depth with each color-layering.

Ding---> TIP: To build up the layers of colors, start with background (add a tint of color), stamp image with various of shade of colors. Masking is also is a great way to create depth. To add dimensions, pop up a few pieces on top of the stamped images. You now have many layers of colors without adding lots of bulk! 


I love the small leaves and branches that come with this Triumph Tulip set. To add the dimensions, I popped with the small floral branch (stamped in Grape Agate).


 The Enamel Dots and Forest Glades Metallic Ink Spray came in handy when adding details and interest. I hope that you love this deep and rich color combo. I would never think to use these colors together. The wonders of Nature never cease to amaze me.


 I hope that you will take on this challenge and create something rich and colorful.

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Karthikha said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the tip :)

Harriet said...

Beautiful, colorful cards!

Maura said...

I LOVE this, Virginia - I keep trying to tell myself that I do not NEED another tulip set but this one is SO gorgeous, as is your card. My will power is fading.......

conil said...

LOvely, lovely, lovely.

Denise Bryant said...

I really love the way these turned out! Beautiful cards!

jan metcalf said...

Lovely inspiration Virginia! i do not tell you often enough!! Thank you!

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and I like the dimension.