Monday, September 24, 2018

Plaid Birthday

Hi there and welcome back!  It's time for a new Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  I'm hosting this week and have chosen Shaded Spruce, Mango Melody and Grapefruit Grove with a dessert challenge to use polka dots, stripes or plaid.

I've seen a few videos about making your own plaid pattern without plaid making stamps so I decided to give it a try since we are coming up to flannel weather.  I pulled out a panel of Bristol paper, took two strips of Post It tape to mark off the stripes (lining it up straight with the Stampin' Up grid paper underneath) then used a Ranger ink blending tool to apply the color.  I went across the panel alternating the colors, plus the size of the inked strips and white space in between.  I then turned the panel 45 degrees and went the other direction using the same colors and pattern.  Lots of ink on my fingers but it was fun to make!  After drying the ink with my heat tool, I used a stitched rectangle die to trim it down.

On two separate pieces of watercolor paper I did a watercolor wash of Shaded Spruce alone and one with Shaded Spruce and Mango Melody, being careful to add one color, let it dry then add the other so they did not mix and create mud!  Once dry, the leaves were die cut from them, adhered together at the top then wrapped with a bit of linen thread.  The sentiment die was cut three times from white card stock, layered and added to the plaid panel along with the leaves, and the entire then adhered to the Desert Storm layer with foam tape.  No embellishments since the plaid was so busy.

Thanks for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  I've added a link to the Color Challenge above, so I hope you'll use it to check it out and hopefully join in this week!


Product details
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm, Koh-I-Noor Bristol, Canson XL watercolor
Ink:  Shaded Spruce, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove
Other:  Happy Birthday Script and Stitched Rectangle dies (Simon Says Stamp), Layered Leaves Die-namics (MFT), Linen Thread (SU), Ranger Ink Blending tools, Post It 2" inch tape

1 comment:

Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Hi, Stef! I saw this awesome card on SCS and stopped by for more details. As I shared there, you did a marvelous job of creating the background for the lovely leaves. I've not tried to create a plaid background before, but your card is a great inspiration! Hugs!