Coming to you from the Global Design Project
- a colour challenge! This week, we have been challenged to use Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. Not typically Christmas colours, but I thought it would be fun to try.
I wanted to use the pine branch from the Wonderland set, which has been my most used set for Christmas this year. The pine branch however, had been sadly neglected and I need to change that! I used a bit of trickery to make sure the wreath was fairly lush and not something about to be thrown on the fire, as the branch only has one pine cone. Here's is what I did to create the wreath:
Lightly traced a circle in pencil on my card where I wanted the wreath to go.
Used a Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron Marker to ink up my stamp, and stamped my branch, using the pencil circle as a guide.
Repeated the process until I have gone around the circle, changing the angle of the stamp each time. It was never going to be a perfect circle!
Cleaned my stamp really well, then inked up just one pine needle cluster. Found a gap in the branches and stamped. I repeated this a few times.
Repeated step four with the pine cones.
Once the ink was dry and using an extra soft eraser, I rubbed out the pencil circle.
The little ribbon was also a bit of trickery. I used the lovely White Jute ribbon, but of course it is too wide for this little wreath. I ran my Watermelon Wonder marker down the edge (about three strands in), then trimmed the edge off before tying it in a bow. So there you have it! I hope you feel inspired to make a wreath of your own with this method. I rather enjoy selective stamping. In addition to the three colours above, you can also use the following neutrals; Whisper White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla or Crumb Cake.
We have had such an amazing response to our challenges at Global Design Project
and the support has been overwhelming. I look forward to seeing what you have created with these three colours!
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