This week the Challenge on the Global Design Project Website is to design a project using these colours:
Now this caused me a little concern, as I don’t own an ink pad or a marker pen in Delightful Dijon, so it was going to be time to think a little outside the box.
I had a look at some of the Stampin’ Up! papers I have got to see which included Delightful Dijon, and the first one that sprung to mind was the Serene Scenery Stack, which I love, but always seem to forget about. Then I remembered that the Presents and Pinecones Christmas papers had Delightful Dijon in too, so I had a look to see what I had left that I could use for this project and found the perfect one to use as a matt. I chose one of the papers from the Serene Scenery Stack and then thought of the Wetlands Stamp set as an ideal partner with the pattern I had chosen.
I brought out my VersaMark re-inker and a cotton bud and ‘scribbled’ some re-inker lightly across the paper and then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder; this gave the exact look I wanted of light shimmering on the water in a marshland. Then I stamped the birds in Stazon, added some ribbon and a sentiment, some silver foil for the matt and I was good to go.
Ah, but I hear you ask, are the matts meant to be askew? They are indeed. I actually like it sometimes when things are not perfectly lined up; I think it gives more movement to the finished project. Oh, and which colour did I add? Island Indigo, both as the base for the card and as the main colour in the patterned paper.