Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lily Pad Lake Color Combo Blog Hop

I am part of a group that does a monthly color challenge.  As a group we're given a trio of colors for our monthly project.  We then share all the projects with all our readers in a Color Combo Blog Hop.

This month's trio of Shaded Spruce, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo conjured up all sorts of images involving flamingos and water. So it was a natural choice to use Lilypad Lake as my stamp set for the project. I love the simple beauty of the Lilypad Lake stamp set. The sun, bird, boats,  water lines and lilypad allow for some fun creative play stamping water scenes. 

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Lilypad Lake stamp set by StampLadyKatie

2-Ways to color an image: Since this is a color combo challenge I thought I'd focus this project on different ways to color an image. (1) The flamingo is colored with markers and (2) the lily flowers and lily pad were stamped on colored paper and cut out with scissors. That gave a nice layering effect.

Fussy Cut Lily pads from Stampin'UP!'s Lilypad Lake stamp set by StampLadyKatie

Did you notice the sparkle on the water? The Lilypad Lake stamp set does contain the ripple lines for water but I carried the imagery a little further. Those glistening water ripples are Dazzling Diamonds glitter adhered with liquid glue. Glitter is an easy way to add a visual suggestion of water for an image like this.

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Lilypad Lake stamp set by StampLadyKatie

The set also has lots of sentiments to choose from, but none of them were exactly what I needed for this card. My solution was to ink only some of the words on the stamp.

Selectively ink only the words you want

Card made with Stampin'UP!'s Lilypad Lake stamp set by StampLadyKatie

The end result is a beautiful card with sparkle and a nice balance of color. The Lilypad Lake stamp set has lots of potential for creative play with water scenes. A complete list of products used on this project is at the end of the post.

Please take a few minutes to check the rest of the blogs in today's hop.  Next up is Tricia Butts.

Here's a complete list of all the blogs in today's hop. The hop goes live at 10am Central European Time.
  1. Pia Gerhardt - (DE) 
  2. Sandra Herzog
  3. Silke Trapani (DE)
  4. Nadine Hößrich (DE) 
  5. Katie Johnson (USA) - YOU ARE HERE
  6. Tricia Butts (U.S.A.) 
  7. Sandra Roberts (UK)
  8. Rene Guenther (DE)  
  9. Sue McDonald (UK) 
  10. Anastasia Radloff (US)
  11. Birgit Heßdörfer (DE)
  12. Tracy Marie Lewis - (US)
  13. Janey Backer  (US)
  14. Dorothee Felicitas Buhn 
  15. Cheryl Taylor (UK) 
I hope I've inspired you to get creative with how you apply color . . .  markers on the paper, colored paper fussy cut, or inking only part of the stamp. I'd love to hear your comments on how you apply color to projects or what you think of these ideas. Thanks for stopping by.

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Lilypad Lake Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Lilypad Lake
Clear-Mount Stamp Set
[146496] - $22.00


Doro said...

wonderful card - TFS

stempeln-mit-rene said...

A very nice card.
It's always great how many demonstrators from all over the world participate in this BlogHop.
Greetings from Leipzig / Germany

Pia Gerhardt - Scraproomboom said...

Beautiful work Katie.

Janey said...

Very nice techniques. I never thought to color the bird as a flamingo, good way to think outside of the box.

Birgit said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte. Gefällt mir sehr gut LG Birgit 😍

bastelsalat said...

Wonderful Card

Tracy Marie Lewis said...

Lovely card, love this set! Great use of the sentiment coloring part of the phrase. TFS

Tricia Butts said...

Simply lovely card design. So peaceful :)