For the Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink this week, Ashley highlights a technique called Color Isolation. This technique, used in photography, creates beautiful and dramatic photos. I love the look of pops of colour against the neutral backdrop, like the one below:
After a couple of false starts using different stamp sets, I finally settled on Mini Blooms to try to recreate the feel of one of these great photos. Here is the card I came up with:
I started out with a piece of Fresh Snow linen cardstock (love this paper) and stamped two of the large corner stamps from the set in grey. Next I centered my sentiment from Tulip Time before filling in with the rest of the flowers. I coloured in here and there on my flowers with a darker grey pencil crayon, inked the edges with grey and then added my colour pop. I thought this would be a great card for someone facing a difficult challenge in their lives, so I coloured the flower red for love and strength, added the touch of green for health and growth and topped it off with a rhinestone for a glimmer of light and hope.
Stamps - Mini Blooms, Tulip Time (PTI)
Dies - Mini Blooms (PTI)
Paper - Fresh Snow linen CS, True Black CS (PTI)
Ink - Grey Wool, Tulip, Pear (CTMH), Memento Tuxedo Black, Warm Grey pencil (Prismacolor)
Other - rhinestone