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Monday, 16 July 2012

Complimentary Colours

Good morning people, lovely to see you how you doin? This is a scheduled post so I'm hoping GB is bathed in sunshine  as we are today in Crewe, albeit on and off and not quite bathed!...  who am I kidding!?
It's another colour challenge at Make My Monday  and Mynnette our hostess this month would like us to use colours that compliment each other as in COMPLIMENTARY COLOURS and the colours chosen  
 ta dah!..... 
here's mine
I made the background paper using a technique I saw on a blog... I'm so sorry can't remember where! 
Materials/ Method
Water colour paper taped by the edges to an oblong baking tray or any type of tray.
 Brush the paper with water
 Water Colour Paints, I used some cheap children's type of paints but with lots of lovely colours.
 Add colour to the paper.. it feathers and whooshes, I used plenty of water with the colours, let it dry a bit! then I added splats of both colours but a slightly deeper yellow with less water to get a darker colour.
Hope you understood all that.. :o)
Stamps Used
 Main image: Papermania Urban Stamps
Grasses Boarder: IndigoBlu Wild Meadow.
Sentiment: Hobby Art.
I stamped the main image twice and cut out the butterfly from one which was covered with Glossy Accents then purple and yellow glitter added before it was dry. I made the antennae with a bit of wire and a couple of beads.

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As usual the DT  and our guest designer for the month Buttons have made some fabulous inspiration projects.
 Thank you for stopping here, look forward to visiting you.
take care 
 xx suzi b xx

Fashionable Stamping Challenge: Lets get Messy and Inky. .... Hope this qualifies I used paint not ink.... but I did get messy! :o)


Kathyk said...

FAB project and in my fave colour too!!

Sadly no sunshine here in Bristol - we have RAIN!! Now THERE'S a surprise!!!

Happy Monday


Jacqueline said...

This is lovely Suzi - Jacqueline xx

Aquarius said...

These are my two favourite complimentaries - love the way you've made that background and the stamping is just right - lovely!!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Ohhh....think you have excelled working with these colours...beautiful!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours xx

Buttons said...

Loving this background technique Suzi. It works so well with your divine butterfly. Hugs, Buttons x

Netty said...

Beautiful stamping and a fab card Suzi, x

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is just a bunch of inky goodness, isn't it?! LOVE it--I especially love the way you've placed your sentiment! Just gorgeous, as always! :)

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Suzi! I really LOVE the background you chose for your card. It is just so pretty to look at! Best wishes, Yvonne

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Suzi, This is fab, I love how you did the background and you used the colours brilliantly, lovely work, Gay xxx

Caroline said...

Hi Suzi...this is gorgeous love the layout and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Fliss said...

This is an absolute stunner Sue! The background is gorgeous and the technique so effective and your stamping is fabulous.
Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC too and I'm sure it's fine as you must have got messy!
Hugs, Fliss xx
PS: Thanks for the well wishes, I'm feeling much better today.

Mrs.B said...

A gorgous card Suzi, I love the background, great technique with these Thanks for joining us at FSC
Avril xx

Shirl said...

You have made an amazing card with those colours Suzi. Brilliant technique and another one for me to try lol.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Sue C said...

Suzi your card is goreous ! I love the colour combo and your stamping is stunning ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning as always Sue and I love the way you made the background! Vicky x

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzi
Stunning. The way that your background is so inky but has a beautiful softness to it. A very delicate appearance that is so appealing.
Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

craftimamma said...

Thanks for explaining your background technique Suzi, it's fabulous. When I saw the two colours in the words blocks they didn't appeal to me at all but your card is a totally different matter ............. it's gorgeous! Love the glittered butterfly too.

Lesley Xx