Sunshine Stamping Colour Challenge No 3 - Northern Lights

Sat 22 Oct 2016

Wow - what a week! We've been back and forth to Peterborough twice this week (five hour round trip each time) to get some more work done on the house, and it's nearly ready to rent out again. I ache EVERYWHERE, but the garden is now looking more like a garden than a long-forgotten wilderness, so at least my pain is worth it.  All in a good cause, eh?

This week's colour challenge photo really called to me. Parts of the UK have been lucky enough to experience the Northern Lights recently, but we're way too far south. I would so love to see them! Have you ever seen them in real life? (If you have, send me photos and tell me what it was like - I'll be so jealous!). For now, though, I make do with poring over pretty pictures like this one. I found the image via Google, but managed not to jot down the details so I can't give credit. I'll see if I can remedy that...

Sunshine Stamping Colour Challenge 3

Here is my card for this week's challenge. What do you think? For some reason, I actually found this one quite hard. I think I have a tendency to try to include equal amounts of each colour, which I suppose isn't a good idea from a design point of view. One to work on, perhaps. 

Sunshine Stamping Colour Challenge 3 Card

I have to be honest and say this doesn't "sing" to me as much as the inspiration photo does, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out in the end. It's a while since I dug out "Kinda Eclectic", and I really do like it. The sunburst, in particular, is just SO useful. 

I'd really love to be able to share some of your colour challenge cards too, but I don't have any to post. [*sad face*]. I've had a number of you get in touch to say you're enjoying the new challenges, but none have been brave enough to send me your photos. Please do! I'd love to see what your colour combo cards turn out like - I'm new to doing them too, and it would be great to be able to get some inspiration from you all. You can post your photos in the comments, or send them to me in an email. I'll share my favourites in my blog and on my Facebook page, so everyone can enjoy them. 

Thanks for dropping by. I'm off to do my "Totally Trees" class this afternoon, so I'll have those projects to share with you soon, and of course I'll be back tomorrow with this week's Sketch Challenge. Have a great weekend! xx

 

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Product List

Kinda Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp Set
 
Kinda Eclectic Wood-Mount Stamp Set
 
Hello You Thinlits Dies
 
Emerald Envy 3/8" (1 Cm) Ruched Ribbon
 
Emerald Envy A4 Cardstock
 
Rich Razzleberry A4 Card Stock
 
Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
 
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
 
Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
 
Big Shot
 
Precision Base Plate