Saturday 7 July 2012

Primary Colours. . . . . .very scary!!

A very simple, mainly 'clean' offering from me this time using the die cut bought with a gift voucher. The challenge at Make My Monday is to use primary colours. . . . . .yikes this is so not what I do normally!! Still, if you don't have a go then you never know do you?

I kept things very simple and tried  hard to keep to the colour palette requested. Hopefully a little distressing around the edges is acceptable! At first I tried making the elements without inking of some kind around the edges but it simply didn't work for me. I often don't use sentiments either so this was a challenge in itself as I only have a very SMALL number of sentiment stamps - they amount to no more than an A5 sheet I suppose. I really must do something about that I think.

I'm reasonably pleased with the end result and can see it being a useful general card to send out. See what you think:

The completed card.

The die cuts were layered to add a little more depth.

Simple sentiment stamped with coffee archival onto scrap card coloured with dylusion ink and stamped with script using mustard seed distress ink.

The foreground die cuts were inked with dylusions and the ones at the back with distress inks. Simple script was stamped in toning distress inks.
The layer beneath the die cuts was embossed with a vertical stripe design and then cut diagonally into three. Each section was then sprayed with dylusion inks in each of the primary colours. When dry an embossing ink pad was swiped over the raised sections, crystal powder was then added to provide additional texture and if you catch it in the right light, a little sparkle. Edges were inked to distress.

That's me done with primary colours for a while as I just can't resist mixing colours but it was fun and challenging having to limit myself to only three colours with limited neutrals.


  1. LOVE IT!! Isn't it great to step outside the comfort zone once in a while? You'll have to let me know where the dies came from as they are superb. So pleased you had a go at putting your own spin on this - you can always be relied upon to do something spectacular. Hugs, Buttons x

  2. I think your experiment with primary colours is a total success, Julia. This is gorgeous.

  3. Sensational idea. A stunning card, I love how you have achieved the brief coming from another angle. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday, Caz DT

  4. Another gorgeous one - love the look of the double flower heads, really effective to have them lighter and darker! M x

  5. This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Such a fabulous take on the colors! Thanks so much for joining in my first color wheel challenge at MMM! :)

  6. How colors can change a creation...this is so different from the one below, but it looks quite artistic!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  7. Wow! These jump out and slap you in the eye - in a good way!!!Interesting to compare to the same flower in your previous post.

  8. Wow Julia! This is really eye-catching and the simplicity is absolutely stunning. I do know what you mean about the colours too as I found it quite hard as well.
    You've totally pulled off the challenge with yours!
    Thanks for joining the MMM primary colours challenge.
    Fliss xx


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