Thursday, September 3, 2020

Color Hues Challenge #1

There's a new challenge in town and two of the inaugural designers (Lindsey and Carol) happen to be friends of mine.  How can I not play?

The challenge is called Color Hues and the idea is to use only the two colors stated along with neutrals.

I went with an ink blended background in an ombre' from yellow to dark green.  

I've played along with many three color challenges but this is a first with only two colors.  It's not as easy as it may seem.  

To create the background I first heat embossed a leaf background stamp in white onto a panel of smooth white card stock and then did some Distress ink blending over top to create the gradient. I used the same green inks to tint a scrap piece of white card stock which I used to create the open leaf die cut, adhering it to the left side of the panel.  I die cut the sentiment from dark gray card stock, stacking it three layers high and adhering it along the bottom portion of the panel.  I also die cut a small border from the same gray card stock which I used as an inner frame.  This whole thing was then matted onto a scalloped border panel and adhered to a dark gray card base. A sprinkling of clear sequins finished it off.

Hero Arts - Tropical Foliage background stamp
Pink Fresh Studio - Leafy Branches
Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design - Hello die
Wplus 9 - Sunshine Layers die set

If you have a chance, come show these gals and this new challenge some support!  

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. I love your tropically card, Jules! Gorgeous greens you have there, my friend!
    I'll be following that yellow-green road this afternoon - fingers crossed!

  2. Julie, So glad you joined us at Color Hues! I too adore both Carol and Lindsey and was so was tickled when they agreed to design along with me. I love the tropical feel of your beautiful card. The background came out so wonderful as the tones of colors you chose work so well together. Thanks for playing along with our first challenge.

  3. I am sooo behind on my commenting. :o The transition from yellow to green on this card is gorgeous! And as Nancy said, a great tropical (Floridian?) vibe to it. Thank you for joining us at the very first Color Hues challenge!