Color Challenge Monday

Did you ever have one of those days where you had an idea and when you finished your idea was nothing like you had planned it? That is what happened with this card.

I had Real Red and any other colors I wanted to use. Since I hadn’t used the Loads of Love set in a while I thought it would be good to do the truck. I also missed using my Prismacolor pencils so I decided to color the truck using them.

I saw Amy’s sketch on Friday and knew it would be great for my card. Here is her sketch:

I stamped and colored the truck and added the dogs in the back. I was thinking this would be a good Father’s Day card. I have played with backgrounds similar to Kittie’s. (I love her backgrounds but she has so much more talent than I do.) So I used the card on her blog to create my background. Once the background was completed, I was then ready to put my card together.

Here is where things go awry. If you notice in the sketch there is a green strip that I decided I would make Real Red. It needed some texture so I used the truck and Real Red ink to stamp the truck all over the strip (it is hard for you to see but the truck is overlapped and double stamped all over the strip). I really struggled with how to put this together and include all the elements. I chose the Garden Green to make the piece behind the truck and as I am typing this and referring to the picture I realize I left off another layer with the square. Then I had to get the sentiment on the card. I knew the circle would be too big so I went with the small oval punch. I inked up “wishing” using a Garden Green marker and stamped it on white. I then cleaned the stamp really good and repeated inking up “you”. I was then able to punch out the oval. I have stamped “Happy Father’s Day” inside.
Well I am going to claim a case of “using the sketch as a starting point for my card”. Yeah that sounds good! Here is my card:

Stamps: Loads of Love, Watercolor minis (retired), Scenery Set (retired) Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, White Ink: Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Real Red, StazOn Black Accessories: Always Artichoke & Old Olive markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Odorless Mineral Spirits, sponges, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and Have a great evening!

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