Monday, 11 April 2016

Mix It Up Monday: Picture Perfect with Timeless Textures

It’s Mix It Up Monday and time for another colour combination from my In Color charts.  

Introducing the five-minute card… because I was packing away my craft supplies when I remembered that I didn’t have a Mix It Up Monday project for today.

I’m running out of colour combinations as I tick them off my charts and this is the last Mint Macaron combo; I’ve also completed Tip Top Taupe. Just one left to complete on Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon; and two Watermelon Wonder combos to take on then I’m done! And in the nick of time, too, as we’ll be getting a new set of colours at the beginning of June.

Anyway, back to this project. I wasn’t too excited about the colour combination but now I really like it; it looks soft and vintage-y to me, and I think it goes well with the rose in Picture Perfect, my latest stamp set.  The flower is created in three steps, as are the leaves. I stamped the leaves simply with Mint Macaron, stamping off* twice for the background, once for the middle layer and not at all for the detailed stamp. 

For the petals, I stamped with So Saffron, then Watermelon Wonder (stamped off) and finally Watermelon Wonder without stamping off. 

The background of the Very Vanilla layer was fun to create with Timeless Texture. I stamped all round the edge in So Saffron, repeat stamping in the bottom left corner to intensify the distressed effect. I added some grid lines with Mint Macaron (stamped off) and the splatters are Watermelon Wonder, also stamped off. In an ideal world I’d have made the card base from So Saffron cardstock but I don’t have ANY; I don’t know why, as it used to be one of my favourite colours!

*Stamping off means to stamp on scrap paper to remove some of the ink and create a paler image. 


  1. This is the color combination. A card that can be used for so many occasions. Love your post.

    1. Thanks, Lin - I surprised myself by liking this combo


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