Sunday, 29 March 2020

GDP #233 - Colour Challenge - Easter Egg with Honey Bee

So, this week I decided to join in with the Global Design Project's Colour Challenge.  You can find out more about the Project and challenge #233 below:

the Global Design Project Colour Challenge - #233
Every Colour Challenge we are given inspiration by the Design Team and a hand-picked Guest Designer from the last Colour Challenge.  This week Rick Adkins from the USA was picked and gave us this beautiful card, using the new Ornate Garden Suite:
Click Here to head to Rick's Blog Post
I decided the colours in this challenge - all pastels from our Subtle Colour Family - leant themselves to an Easter theme and what better way to celebrate Easter than with Easter eggs!

In the UK we have large hollow chocolate eggs which are often filled with smaller sweets (candy).  As kids we used to roll them down the stairs in their foil wrappers to crack them into pieces that were easier to eat.

I, therefore, love the image of a large decorative egg taking centre stage.  As soon as I laid eyes on the Honey Bee Bundle in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue, I didn't just see bees.  I saw, in the bee-hive image, two halves of an Easter egg!  Cue the embryo of an idea which I think I have brought to life here.

I coloured the hive stamp in carefully, line by line with the Stampin' Write Markers in each of the three colours, being careful not to overlap and applying plenty of ink.  BEWARE: make sure you use Stampin' Write Markers and NOT Blends for this job, or you will ruin your stamp!

I stamped onto a piece of Whisper White once, then reapplied each colour again before stamping a second image.  These were then cut out with the hive die and stuck together, end on, to resemble the egg shape.  I covered the join with a piece of Flax Ribbon and created a bow which I adhered with a glue dot.

I stamped a layer of Whisper White with the simple flower images from the Rise & Shine stampset, which is Level 2 freebie in this year's Sale-A-Bration offerings, which ends this Tuesday, so do get in quick if you still want any of the products that are left!  I then cut out the second largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies from the top middle of this stamped layer - slightly on the diagonal.

To match I cut outa piece of DSP in Petal Pink (which came from the Best Dressed Suite) with the largest scalloped rectangle.  This I glued just around the edges so that I could adhere it over the window of the previous cutout and cover the hole.  The smaller scalloped rectangle was then raised on Dimensionals and attached in an opposite diagonal direction.

I used Dimensionals to raise the egg as well.  I finished the card with a small sentiment from A Wish For Everything, stamped on Pool Party card stock with Versamark and embossed in white.  The final touches are some Pearl Basic Jewels coloured in the three feature colours of So Saffron, Pool Party and Petal Pink - this time with Blends as the ink will dry and stick to the shiny surface.

Don't forget the inside with a few more motifs and another sentiment - this time from the Rise & Shine set again.

I hope you have enjoyed my card and look at your stamps and dies a little differently to see what other designs you can eek out of them.  After all this is what keeps your work original and different from the norm, which is nice sometimes.

Don't forget to check out the other bloggers who have entered this week's challenge - HERE.

If you would like to make these cards yourself here are the links to the products I used:

Product List

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