August Sketch and Color Challenge

Each month I create a sketch and a color combination as a challenge for both my my demo group and my customers.  I usually only have one customer who actually comes through and creates a card, although I keep hoping her enthusiasm will rub off on the other Mad Stampers in our classes. 

I use My Digital Studio to create a barebones sketch, and then pull out scraps of card stock and play with color combinations until I choose five I like together (one of which is Whisper White or Very Vanilla). 

After a couple weeks I will sit down and design my card.  I am always challenged!  What looked like pretty colors together in my hand turns out to be a stretch for me to actually use with stamps, ink, and paper!  And can I really use all of them in one card? The sketch looked good on the computer, but how am I actually going to put it together in a card?!  I have been creating these challenges for over a year now, and I love it–because they make me (and everyone else) stretch

Here are the sketch and color combination for this month:

Sketch 116-001

 

Color Challenge 116

As usual, I had to work at it to get all the colors in one card.  Here’s the result:

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I decided to use one image from the My Friend stamp set and stamp it in a different color on each panel.  Then I had to find a way to repeat each of the colors to bring the whole design together.  It was easy to repeat the Marina Mist and Concord Crush, but it took a while to figure out how to fit in a second element in Wild Wasabi.  The Flower Brad was the perfect solution.

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The new Mini Brads made perfect accents for the flowers on each panel.  And the Marina Mist background was too plain for my taste until I put it through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. 

Why don’t you try this challenge?  Stretch your design skills and come up with your own sample.  Then email me a picture of it and I will post it here

Now go get stamping!

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Sage Kimble
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One Response to August Sketch and Color Challenge

  1. Deb B (Debadoo) August 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    That is gorgeous!! I love the sketch and the colors. Everything is perfect, and that’s a great stamp to do this one with.

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