Friday, November 19, 2010

STV Color Spotlight #2

It's the weekend, hurray! Time for another Color Spotlight Challenge with Gina K and the gang, here is this week's combo:Today I used my border from "A Year of Borders" that matches my "Wild at Heart" set. This was my first opportunity to play with this border and I am thrilled with how it turned out! Great to use when you need quick pops of color without coloring an image! :) These bold images are actually "negatives" of that negative frame image ("filled in") in actual and smaller sizes.
I used markers to match the Lipstick Red and Green Apple mats to ink up the petals and centers, coloring the red parts quickly first with a brush tip, then the green and huffing on it before stamping, and then stamped them on two pieces of white cardstock. TIP: If you want a more blended or watercolored look on these, after stamping in color you can drag a wet brush over areas to let the color bleed a little like I did here in the centers. I did the same thing on the front side of my envelope and then on a scrap of white CS that I could cut out to pop up individual flowers around the die cut oval label and greeting from "Versatile Verses".
I also used "In Stitches" around the edges, stitched ribbon tied near one flower like leaves and a stem, and embossed the green layer with the Fleur de Lis folder for some added texture, rubbed with green ink on the edges to make the embossing pop.
Hope you'll find some time to play, just upload your creation using this color combo to the StampTV gallery with the tag STVCSP2, you might win some free stamps! Be sure to check out the Friday video and all the other samples from the team as well with these colors on STV.
Still got a sick kiddo, so I haven't stamped in days! Praying for a better weekend, healthy for all and super productive, same goes for YOU! :) Thanks for visiting!


  1. Melanie, I love this card!! It's such a cheerful card and the flowers are so pretty:)
    And,I hope William feels better soon. Take care.

  2. Your card is awesome...Love these colors together!!

  3. Wow Melanie - this is a BEAUTIFUL card! Who wouldn't love to get THIS on their birthday? :)

  4. Beautiful card Melanie, wonderful colors.

  5. Melanie this is beautiful! I William is feeling better.

  6. Stunning card! I hope you get some stamp time this weekend.

  7. Mel, a very cheerful card...great!


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