Welcome to PCCC228  – this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge!

This week we have a colour challenge for you; you must use 3 of the 4 colours shown above, and you can use any neutral colour (white, vanilla black, brown) as you need.

I decided to use the Pink (Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum), Plum (Rich Razzleberry) and Gray/Metallic (Smoky Slate) and Whisper White as my neutral, for my card:

I wanted to show off some of the new Sale-A-Bration FREE paper, called Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper.  This is perfect to use with our new Watercolour Pencils, which is what I used, along with Blender Pens.  You can also use our Stampin’ Write Markers, or ink pads and Aqua Painters or Blender Pens, and get terrific results!

For the mushrooms, I coloured using the Blushing Bride ink pad with a Blender Pen and the Rich Razzleberry Watercolour Pencil and Blender Pen.  I used the Basic Grey Watercolour Pencil to shade in the mushroom stems, and to add shading to the tree (I think it’s a Birch tree) and the mountains.  I coloured a bit darker along the lines, then pulled the colour outward, to make the shadow.

I didn’t even have to stamp the dragonfly – it is part of this pattern!  I used my Rich Razzleberry Watercolour Pencil for colouring, and did a bit of blending with the Blender Pen.  I then added the shadows under the dragonfly by touching the tip of the Blender Pen to the tip of the Basic Grey Watercolour Pencil, then blending the colour under the dragonfly.

I did add some Clear Wink of Stella to the dragonfly wings –  I just love how they glimmer!  Here’s a close up look so  hopefully you can see it:

After colouring, I cut a panel of Smoky Slate cardstock (4″ x 5 1/4″) and wrapped a piece of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon across the middle.  Then I cut down my coloured Inside the Lines DSP panel to 3 3/4″ x  5″) and attached it to the Smoky Slate panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I attached the front panels to the card base of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and added a bow of the Sweet Sugarplum ribbon.

I hope you’ll check out the terrific cards made by the rest of the Design Team – just  head over to the Paper Craft Crew blog page to see them.  Then of course, you need to create your own card, and join the challenge! 🙂

I hope to see your card!  Until next time – happy stamping!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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