Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC47 – Are You Feeling the Blues? I am.

WWC47 – Marsha’s Dew Blue Color Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC47- Marsha's Dew Blue Colour Challenge

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Marsha found a wonderful set of colors on the Design-Seeds color inspiration site for us to play with this week.  I love that site.  Photography meets color with a host of possibilities.  If you are ever looking for some inspiring combos that’s one possibility in the world of the internet.  Our Dew Blue theme can be found here.

I’m still in a CAS (clean and simple) frame of mind so that’s what came to mind when I started putting these colors together.   Design-Seeds not being Stampin’ Up oriented or related I also had to interpret the colors with my own palette in mind.   I’m pretty pleased with the soft look of the finished card…almost a Hawaiian look don’t you think?  Soft grays and blues and flowers put together in what almost looks like a lei.  A few purples wouldn’t have gone amiss but alas…those weren’t included in the challenge.

So…are you feeling the blues?   I am.   {grin}


Dew Blue fits Flowers

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC47 - Marsha's Dew Blue Color Challenge - Jean Fitch


Stamps: Petite Petals, Timeless Love, Small Script (2005 hostess retired)

Inks:  Versamark, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Soft Sky,

Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Night of Navy

Punches: Petite Petal, Curvy Corner Trio, 1-3/4″ Circle

Tools & Adhesives:  Heat Tool, Silver embossing powder, Snail, dimensionals

The construction details are pretty basic.   Take a standard tent card base (4-1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded in half) of Smoky Slate.  Add a Whisper White layer (4″ x 5-1/4″) with corners punched with the Curvy Corner Trio punch.   Adhere a circle of Night of Navy (1-3/4″) with a sentiment heat embossed in silver in the center.  Stamp and punch the Petite Petals in all the shades of blue and gray inks and adhere in a circle around the Night of Navy circle using dimensionals.   Stamp a sentiment below the flower circle in Basic Gray.  Adhere the Whisper White layer with dimensionals.

Of course…this is the simple version.  I have a few ideas for an upscale version that I’ll be playing with later this week.   You can make up a few of the simple version without the sentiments and either add them inside or on the front as needed.   Originally I had intended to leave just the wreath centered on the card.   If I’d known when I started that I was going to add the Anniversary sentiment I would likely have moved the wreath just a tad higher.   That’s what we call an evolving design…with no time to redo or make substantive changes.  LOL


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Dew Blue Color Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my challenge friends and readers and I hope you’ll give all the artists and challenge winners a little comment love.  😀

Jean Fitch in pink





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