Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Beginnings - MIM #245 - Colour Isolation

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.

Supplies:
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



30 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so pretty! Great job with the challenge!

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  2. I really like the way you used this stamp set on your card! Just the little pop of color adds so much to your design.

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  3. I love the way you isolated that tiny bit of color!! Beautiful take on this challenge!!

    Patti

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  4. Wow, this is amazing! I love your pop of color and especially with the darker gray stamped images! Really stunning, Connie!

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  5. This is brilliant, Connie! Jo x

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  6. Gorgeous! I love that you used solid stamps instead of outline - Sweet Kobylkin

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  7. Oh my goodnesses. Just love this card. Thanks for the pop of color!

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  8. Its beautiful Connie! I am a big fan of cards with just a pop of color!Beautiful stamping by the way!

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  9. Just gorgeous, your card! I have to check this out.....

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  10. I love the extra grey you added with pencil! It gives this card real depth.

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  11. Sweet card! Your coloring adds such a neat touch.

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful card Connie! Absolutely love all the work you put into that lovely background with the shades of gray...LOVE this card!! :0)

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  13. Fabulous grey floral frame for your sentiment - wonderful card!

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  14. Beautiful background! I love how you added just a pop of color...lovely!

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  15. Pretty and a different look at the challenge.. Perfect.

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  16. You nailed it or I should say "colored" the challenge with flying colors! I love your take on the design and your inspiration.

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  17. Wow this is so beautiful, love what you have done with this <3

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  18. Love this card and your sample image was the perfect illustration of this technique.

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  19. Beautiful card and a great take on the challenge.

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  20. Totally love. Your coloured and inked in details on the flowers take this card above and beyond. Fabulous!

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  21. Beautiful! Love how you framed your sentiment.

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  22. What a wonderful way to showcase that isolated color technique, beautiful, Connie!

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  23. Wow, this is fabulous Connie! What a lovely frame and punch of color. I can totally see the inspiration photo in your card.
    Thanks so much for your kind comment left on my blog. Bloggie friends bring sunshine to my days. Thanks for your kindness!

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  24. fab stamping - it turned out just like the inspiration

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  25. Wow, a really beautiful card. I really like how you did a darker background. That little pop of color with the scripted sentiment looks fantastic!

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  26. Very nice! I like that you added some grey crayon to give it the neutral feel of the background. So many wonderful thoughts went into this card. I must remember all the symbols you used in the red, green and the rhinestone :)

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  27. Gorgeous card, Connie--love your take on the technique!

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  28. Love the pop of colour on the elegant floral background!

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