It's another week for the Play Date Cafe Challenge! The color scheme was interesting; it wouldn't be my first choice but I like the results and it's great to take the opportunity to challenge oneself beyond one's normal realm of comfortable and possibly overused color schemes.
Here's this week's color inspiration photo:
I had a new set from Raisin Boat that I wanted to try out ~ All in Toile. It was one that I rented thinking that I would enjoy creating with but that I wouldn't feel compelled to keep...but I like how the stamped images turned out so well that I may have to rethink that! ;)
I chose Perfect Plum cardstock for the base and then went with Sunkiss Yellow cardstock to stamp the toile flower images onto, with a hint of gray as a mat. Then I die cut the doily from a slightly different hue of gray.
I've had Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Spring Fillers for a little while now and just hadn't had the chance to ink them up yet, so I figured, today's the day! I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous tulips stamp, but it was with trepidation that I chose it because I'm pretty much a total novice when it comes to Copic coloring, and these were quite challenging! Honestly, I think I was in a bit over my head, but I'll take it as a learning experience. :) Now I just need to go to the Copic coloring goddess' website (Debbie Olson) and do some studying!
The jar and all the coordinating images were die cut & stamped on Grey Flannel cardstock.
Cardstock: Perfect Plum (SU); Grey Flannel, Sunkiss Yellow (CTMH)
Patterned Paper: none
Stamp Set(s): All in Toile (Raisin Boat); Friendship Jar & Friendship Jar Spring Fillers (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Perfect Plum (SU); Grey Flannel, Grey Wool, Garden Green (CTMH); Copic markers - YG91, YG93, YG95, V91, V95, V99; Yellow Cadmium chalk ink (Colorbox)
Tools: Friendship Jar dies, Parisian Lace Doily die (PTI)